Dungeon - Biblical Meaning of dungeon in Eastons Bible Dictionary (Bible History Online)

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Dungeon
different from the ordinary prison in being more severe as a place of punishment. Like the Roman inner prison (Acts 16:24), it consisted of a deep cell or cistern (Jer. 38:6). To be shut up in, a punishment common in Egypt (Gen. 39:20; 40:3; 41:10; 42:19). It is not mentioned, however, in the law of Moses as a mode of punishment. Under the later kings imprisonment was frequently used as a punishment (2 Chron. 16:10; Jer. 20:2; 32:2; 33:1; 37:15), and it was customary after the Exile (Matt. 11:2; Luke 3:20; Acts 5:18, 21; Matt. 18:30). Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'dungeon' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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