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Reference: Dungeon


different from the ordinary prison in being more severe as a place of punishment. Like the Roman inner prison (Ac 16:24), it consisted of a deep cell or cistern (Jer 38:6). To be shut up in, a punishment common in Egypt (Ge 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 (2Ch 16:10; Jer 20:2; 32:2; 33:1; 37:15), and it was customary after the Exile (Mt 11:2; Lu 3:20; Ac 5:18,21; Mt 18:30).

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Pit used for water, but sometimes dry and used as a prison. Joseph called his prison a dungeon, though perhaps it was not a pit. Ge 40:15; 41:14. Jeremiah was put into a pit, and he sank in the mire. Jer 38:6-13; La 3:53,55.

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