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(1) She'ol, "Hades"; the covered, unseen world. (See HELL.)
        (2) Shachath, "sunk and lightly covered [pit]" to entrap animals (Psalm 9:16; Psalm 35:7); typifying "hopeless doom" (Job 33:18; Job 33:24; Job 33:28; Job 33:30).
        (3) Bor, "a pit or cistern once full of water, now empty", with miry clay beneath (Psalm 40:2; Zechariah 9:11); used as dungeon wherein the captive has no water or food; so Jeremiah (Jeremiah 38:6; Jeremiah 38:9), Isaiah 51:14; hence symbolizing "the dishonored grave of the once haughty transgressor", with the idea of condign [deserved; appropriate] punishment in the unseen world, shadowed forth by the ignominious state of the body (Ezekiel 31:14; Ezekiel 31:16; Ezekiel 32:18; Ezekiel 32:24). frontABYSS on the "bottomless pit": Revelation 9:1-2; Revelation 20:1-2.)

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'pit' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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