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Dungeon

[PRISON]

Easton's Bible Dictionary
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 (Jeremiah 38:6). To be shut up in, a punishment common in Egypt (Genesis 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 Chronicles 16:10; Jeremiah 20:2; 32:2; 33:1; 37:15), and it was customary after the Exile (Matthew 11:2; Luke 3:20; Acts 5:18, 21; Matthew 18:30).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A close, dark prison, common/, under ground, as if the lower apartments of the donjon or keep of a castle, these being used as prisons.

2. (v. t.) To shut up in a dungeon.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DUNGEON

dun'-jun. See PRISON.

Greek
2623. katakleio -- to shut up
... shut up. From kata and kleio; to shut down (in a dungeon), ie Incarcerate -- shut
up. see GREEK kata. see GREEK kleio. (katekleisa) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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1201. desmoterion -- a prison
... prison. From a derivative of desmon (equivalent to desmeo); a place of bondage,
ie A dungeon -- prison. see GREEK desmon. see GREEK desmeo. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4525. masger -- a locksmith, smith, a dungeon
... 4524, 4525. masger. 4526 . a locksmith, smith, a dungeon. Transliteration:
masger Phonetic Spelling: (mas-gare') Short Definition: smiths. ...
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1004. bayith -- a house
... house NASB Word Usage armory* (1), beneath (1), Beth-ashbea* (1), Beth-togarmah*
(2), between* (2), boxes (1), buildings (2), daughter (1), dungeon* (2), faced ...
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953. bowr -- a pit, cistern, well
... 952, 953. bowr. 953a . a pit, cistern, well. Transliteration: bowr Phonetic
Spelling: (bore) Short Definition: cistern. cistern, dungeon, fountain, pit, well ...
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953a. bor -- a pit, cistern, well
... Word Origin from baar Definition a pit, cistern, well NASB Word Usage cistern (14),
cisterns (3), death (1), dungeon (3), dungeon* (2), pit (35), pits (2 ...
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5470. sohar -- perhaps roundness
... prison. From the same as cahar; a dungeon (as surrounded by walls) -- prison. see
HEBREW cahar. 5469, 5470. sohar. 5471 . Strong's Numbers.
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6495. peqach-qoach -- an opening
... opening of the prison. From paqach redoubled; opening (of a dungeon), ie Jail-delivery
(figuratively, salvation for sin) -- opening of the prison. ...
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7845. shachath -- a pit
... Word Origin from shuach Definition a pit NASB Word Usage destruction (1), dungeon
(1), hole (1), pit (18), undergo decay (2). corruption ...
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Library

Goodness in a Dungeon
... GENESIS GOODNESS IN A DUNGEON. 'And Joseph's master took him, and put him
into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/goodness in a dungeon.htm

In the Dungeon of Giant Discourager
... CHAPTER NINE IN THE DUNGEON OF GIANT DISCOURAGER. IN THE DUNGEON OF GIANT
DISCOURAGER ... For a long time old Despair has had me in his dungeon. ...
/.../berry/adventures in the land of canaan/chapter nine in the dungeon.htm

Argument. --When the Saints were Apprehended, St. Perpetua ...
... St. Perpetua Successfully Resisted Her Father's Pleading, Was Baptized
with the Others, Was Thrust into a Filthy Dungeon. Anxious ...
/.../chapter i argument when the saints were.htm

The True Spirit of Missions.
... simple illustration. You are a captive in a foreign land, and have long
been immured in a deep, damp, and gloomy dungeon. Sorrow ...
/.../dibble/thoughts on missions/chapter i the true spirit.htm

But in the Case of those Who, after that they were Thrown into ...
... But in the case of those who, after that they were thrown into prison, and in the
dungeon, as in a place besieged, endured afflictions and nauseous odours, but ...
/.../peter/the writings of peter of alexandria/canon ii but in the.htm

The Restoration of the Jews.
... The roll destroyed."Jeremiah attempts to leave the city."The king sends for
Jeremiah."He is imprisoned."Jeremiah cast into a dungeon."The king orders ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/abbott/cyrus the great/chapter ix the restoration of.htm

The Martyrdom of John
... You touch a secret spring, and there yawns in the floor a gap leading down to a
dungeon. Conscience thus wakened is free from all illusions as to guilt. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the martyrdom of john.htm

Pastoral and Personal
... Onesiphorus had difficulty in finding him (2:Tim.1:16, 17) and he was closely confined
in a common criminal dungeon (2:Tim.2:9). From this dungeon he wrote the ...
/.../sell/bible studies in the life of paul/study x pastoral and personal.htm

Happy are Ye Whose Bodies have Been Made to Shine!
... quiet waters are before you,"holy and tranquil and pleasant;"for they are not the
waters of contention"that cast Joseph into the dungeon;"nor yet are ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn viii happy are ye.htm

The Release of Saint George.
... snow, and behung the trees with crystal icicles, since the Champion Saint George,
and the faithful De Fistycuff, lay groaning in their far-off dungeon in Egypt ...
/.../kingston/the seven champions of christendom/chapter eleven the release of.htm

Thesaurus
Dungeon (15 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To shut up in a dungeon. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DUNGEON.
dun'-jun. See PRISON. Multi-Version Concordance Dungeon (15 Occurrences). ...
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Dungeon-house (1 Occurrence)
Dungeon-house. Dungeon, Dungeon-house. Dungeons . Multi-Version
Concordance Dungeon-house (1 Occurrence). Jeremiah 37 ...
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Ebed-melech (6 Occurrences)
... Melek"): An Ethiopian eunuch in the service of King Zedekiah, who interceded with
the king for the prophet Jeremiah and rescued him from the dungeon into which ...
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Ebedmelech (6 Occurrences)
... Melek"): An Ethiopian eunuch in the service of King Zedekiah, who interceded with
the king for the prophet Jeremiah and rescued him from the dungeon into which ...
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Ropes (32 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchijah
the king's son, that was in the court of the guard: and they let down ...
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E'bed-Mel'ech (6 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 38:7 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, a eunuch, who was in the king's
house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon (the king then sitting ...
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Malchijah (15 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah was cast into his dungeon or pit (Jeremiah 38:6). The King James Version
spells "Malchiah" or "Malchijah" indifferently with "Melchiah" in Jeremiah 21 ...
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Cistern (21 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchijah
the king's son, that was in the court of the guard: and they let down ...
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Lowered (14 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchijah
the king's son, that was in the court of the guard: and they let down ...
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Mud (15 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchijah
the king's son, that was in the court of the guard: and they let down ...
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Concordance
Dungeon (15 Occurrences)

Genesis 40:15
For indeed, I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 41:14
Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon. He shaved himself, changed his clothing, and came in to Pharaoh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 12:29
It happened at midnight, that Yahweh struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of livestock.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 24:22
And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison; and after many days shall they be visited.
(See JPS NAS NIV)

Isaiah 42:7
to open the blind eyes, to bring the prisoners out of the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness out of the prison.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 51:14
The prisoner, bent under his chain, will quickly be made free, and will not go down into the underworld, and his bread will not come to an end.
(See NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 37:16
When Jeremiah was come into the dungeon house, and into the cells, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 38:6
Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchijah the king's son, that was in the court of the guard: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. In the dungeon there was no water, but mire; and Jeremiah sank in the mire.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Jeremiah 38:7
Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, a eunuch, who was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon (the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin),
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Jeremiah 38:9
My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he is likely to die in the place where he is, because of the famine; for there is no more bread in the city.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Jeremiah 38:10
Then the king commanded Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with you, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, before he dies.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Jeremiah 38:11
So Ebedmelech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took there rags and worn-out garments, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Jeremiah 38:13
So they drew up Jeremiah with the cords, and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Lamentations 3:53
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and have cast a stone on me.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Lamentations 3:55
I called on your name, Yahweh, out of the lowest dungeon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Subtopics

Dungeon

Dungeon in Prisons

Related Terms

Dungeon-house (1 Occurrence)

Ebed-melech (6 Occurrences)

Ebedmelech (6 Occurrences)

Ropes (32 Occurrences)

E'bed-Mel'ech (6 Occurrences)

Malchijah (15 Occurrences)

Cistern (21 Occurrences)

Lowered (14 Occurrences)

Mud (15 Occurrences)

Malchiah (10 Occurrences)

Mire (21 Occurrences)

Pit (110 Occurrences)

Sunk (20 Occurrences)

Sank (19 Occurrences)

Cords (80 Occurrences)

Cushite (15 Occurrences)

Hammelech (2 Occurrences)

Ethiopian (11 Occurrences)

Dung (27 Occurrences)

Vaults (3 Occurrences)

Vaulted (6 Occurrences)

Kidnapped (1 Occurrence)

Likely (4 Occurrences)

Wardrobe (4 Occurrences)

Worn-out (4 Occurrences)

I (95796 Occurrences)

Flung (11 Occurrences)

Rotten (9 Occurrences)

Rags (6 Occurrences)

Deserve (40 Occurrences)

Decayed (7 Occurrences)

Dungeons (1 Occurrence)

Delivery (8 Occurrences)

Mattan (3 Occurrences)

Midnight (14 Occurrences)

Philippians (2 Occurrences)

Cabin

Cell (8 Occurrences)

Cabins (1 Occurrence)

Cells (24 Occurrences)

Clouts (2 Occurrences)

Hell (53 Occurrences)

Silenced (19 Occurrences)

Storeroom (3 Occurrences)

Storehouse (12 Occurrences)

Shreds (2 Occurrences)

Stolen (28 Occurrences)

Shaved (23 Occurrences)

Starve (3 Occurrences)

Primogeniture

Lowest (28 Occurrences)

Prisoner (87 Occurrences)

Worn (29 Occurrences)

Jeremiah (141 Occurrences)

Eunuchs (33 Occurrences)

Captive (123 Occurrences)

Smote (281 Occurrences)

Prison-house (29 Occurrences)

Wickedly (34 Occurrences)

Raiment (75 Occurrences)

Changed (177 Occurrences)

Prison (131 Occurrences)

Depths (56 Occurrences)

Livestock (124 Occurrences)

First-born (110 Occurrences)

Struck (373 Occurrences)

Eunuch (20 Occurrences)

Dies (71 Occurrences)

Carried (327 Occurrences)

Beneath (73 Occurrences)

Firstborn (119 Occurrences)

Treasury (25 Occurrences)

Clothing (288 Occurrences)

Clothes (208 Occurrences)

Officer (70 Occurrences)

Acted (98 Occurrences)

Hurriedly (6 Occurrences)

Hastily (30 Occurrences)

Throne (181 Occurrences)

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