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The ponds of Egypt, (Exodus 7:19; 13:5) were doubtless water left by the inundation of the Nile. Ponds for fish mentioned in (Isaiah 19:10)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake.

2. (v. t.) To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.

3. (v. t.) To ponder.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

pool, pond, rez'-er-vwar, rez'-er-vwar ((1) berekhah, "pool"; compare Arabic birkat, "pool"; compare berakhah, "blessing," and Arabic barakat, "blessing"; (2) agham, "pool," "marsh," "reeds"; compare Arabic 'ajam, "thicket," "jungle"; (3) miqwah, "reservoir," the King James Version "ditch" (Isaiah 22:11); (4) miqweh, "pond," the King James Version "pool" (Exodus 7:19); miqweh ha-mayim, English Versions of the Bible "gathering together of the waters" (Genesis 1:10); miqweh-mayim, "a gathering of water," the King James Version "plenty of water" (Leviticus 11:36); (5) kolumbethra, "pool," literally, "a place of diving," from kolumbao, "to dive"): Lakes (see LAKE) are very rare in Syria and Palestine, but the dry climate, which is one reason for the fewness of lakes, impels the inhabitants to make artificial pools or reservoirs to collect the water of the rain or of springs for irrigation and also for drinking. The largest of these are made by damming water courses, in which water flows during the winter or at least after showers of rain. These may be enlarged or deepened by excavation. Good examples of this are found at Diban and Madeba in Moab. Smaller pools of rectangular shape and usually much wider than deep, having no connection with water courses, are built in towns to receive rain from the roofs or from the surface of the ground. These may be for common use like several large ones in Jerusalem, or may belong to particular houses. These are commonly excavated to some depth in the soil or rock, though the walls are likely to rise above the surface. Between these and cylindrical pits or cisterns no sharp line can be drawn.

The water of springs may be collected in large or small pools of masonry, as the pool of Siloam (John 9:7). This is commonly done for irrigation when the spring is so small that the water would be lost by absorption or evaporation if it were attempted to convey it continuously to the fields. The pool (Arabic, birkat) receives the trickle of water until it is full. The water is then let out in a large stream and conducted where it is needed. (In this way by patient labor a small trickling spring may support much vegetation.)

'Agham does not seem to be used of artificial pools, but rather of natural or accidental depressions containing water, as pools by the Nile (Exodus 7:19; Exodus 8:5), or in the wilderness (Psalm 107:35; Psalm 114:8 Isaiah 14:23; Isaiah 35:7; Isaiah 41:18; Isaiah 42:15). In Isaiah 19:10 the rendering of the King James Version, "all that make sluices and ponds for fish," would be an exception to this statement, but the Revised Version (British and American) has "all they that work for hire shall be grieved in soul." Miqweh occurs with 'agham in Exodus 7:19 of the ponds and pools by the Nile. Berekhah is used of "the pool of Gibeon" (2 Samuel 2:13), "the pool in Hebron" (2 Samuel 4:12), "the pool of Samaria" (1 Kings 22:38), "the pools in Heshbon" (Songs 7:4), "the pool of Shelah," the King James Version "Shiloah" (Nehemiah 3:15); compare "the waters of Shiloah" (Isaiah 8:6). We read in Ecclesiastes 2:6, "I made me pools of water, to water therefrom the forest where trees were reared." There is mention of "the upper pool" (2 Kings 18:17 Isaiah 7:3; Isaiah 36:2), "the lower pool" (Isaiah 22:9), "the king's pool" (Nehemiah 2:14). Isaiah 22:11 has, "Ye made also a reservoir (miqwah) between the two walls for the water of the old pool (berekhah)." Kolumbethra is used of the pool of Bethesda (John 5:2, 4, 7) and of the pool of Siloam (John 9:7, 11).


Alfred Ely Day



2861. kolumbethra -- a pool
... pool. A diving-place, ie Pond for bathing (or swimming) -- pool. (kolumbethra) --
1 Occurrence. (kolumbethran) -- 2 Occurrences. 2860, 2861. ...
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3041. limne -- a lake
... lake. Probably from limen (through the idea of nearness of shore); a pond (large
or small) -- lake. see GREEK limen. (limne) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1295. berekah -- a pool, pond
... 1294, 1295. berekah. 1296 . a pool, pond. Transliteration: berekah Phonetic
Spelling: (ber-ay-kaw') Short Definition: pool. Word ...
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98. agam -- a marsh, muddy pool
... pond, pool, standing water. From an unused root (meaning to collect as water);
a marsh; hence a rush (as growing in swamps); hence ...
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99. agem -- sad
... pond. Probably from the same as 'agam (in the sense of stagnant water); figuratively,
sad -- pond. see HEBREW 'agam. 98, 99. agem. 100 . Strong's Numbers.
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4723. miqveh -- a hope
... 1:16) {mik-vay'}; from qavah; something waited for, ie Confidence (objective or
subjective); also a collection, ie (of water) a pond, or (of men and horses) a ...
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7813. sachu -- swimming
... Word Origin from sachah Definition swimming NASB Word Usage swim (1). to swim in.
From sachah; a pond (for swimming) -- to swim in. see HEBREW sachah. ...
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4950. mishqa -- what is settled or clarified
... deep. From shaqa'; a settling place (of water), ie A pond -- deep. see HEBREW
shaqa'. 4949, 4950. mishqa. 4951 . Strong's Numbers.
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97. Eglayim -- a city in Moab
... Eglaim. Dual of 'egel.; a double pond; Eglajim, a place in Moab -- Eglaim. see
HEBREW 'egel. 96, 97. Eglayim. 98 . Strong's Numbers.
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The Knowledge of Tropes is Necessary.
... Who does not speak of a fish-pond [1896] in which there is no fish, which
was not made for fish, and yet gets its name from fish? ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 29 the knowledge of tropes.htm

Tenth Commandment
... The folly of covetousness is well shown in the following extract: "If you should
see a man that had a large pond of water, yet living in continual thirst, nor ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/weighed and wanting/tenth commandment.htm

Narrow Escapes. Is Thrown from a Horse. Has Pneumonia. Nearly ...
... On Saturday evening we went to a large pond near by to bathe. It was made to
supply a saw-mill by throwing a large dam across a hollow. ...
/.../chapter x narrow escapes is.htm

New York to California
... When I was but a little boy, I can well recollect, a nice little pond in the hollow
of two hills beautifully situated, near the school house where the pupils ...
/.../conversion of a high priest into a christian worker/chapter vii new york to.htm

What the Lord Jesus did in the City of Nazareth.
... And there was a terrible rain, and He collected it into a fish-pond, and ordered
it by His word to become clear. And immediately it became so. ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of thomas/chapter iv what the lord jesus.htm

The Flight into Egypt and St. John the Baptist in the Desert
... The poor child is saved; I prayed that she should bless and kiss it, and after that
she could no longer have thrown it into the pond.' The writer, on hearing ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/xvi the flight into egypt.htm

Origen's Earnest Study of the Divine Scriptures.
... Iren??us (Adv. H??r. III. 21. 1) and Epiphanius (de mens. et pond. 17) say that
he was a Jewish proselyte, which is probably true. ... et pond. 18). ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xvi origens earnest study of.htm

Introductory Notice to Archelaus.
... [1437] H??res., lxvi. ch. 5 and 7, and De Mens. et Pond., ch. 20. [1438] Kascharon. ...
p. 165, ed. Bohn. [1445] De Mensur. et Pond., ch. 20. [1446] Cateches., vi. ...
/.../introductory notice to archelaus.htm

How to Tell a Story
... tell stories. De Quincey wanted all story-tellers to be submerged in a
horse-pond, or treated in the same manner as mad dogs. But ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kleiser/talks on talking/how to tell a story.htm

The Converted Infidel
... Here and there in the distance a pond was visible; while farm houses and
humbler dwellings dotted the picture in every direction. ...
/.../touching incidents and remarkable answers to prayer/the converted infidel.htm

Pond (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming. 3. (vt)
To ponder. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. POOL; POND; RESERVOIR. ...
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Reservoir (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. POOL; POND; RESERVOIR. pool, pond,
rez'-er-vwar, rez'-er-vwar ((1) berekhah, "pool"; compare Arabic ...
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Pool (25 Occurrences)
... A pond, or reservoir, for holding water (Hebrews berekhah; modern Arabic, birket),
an artificial cistern or tank. ... POOL; POND; RESERVOIR. ...
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Pomp (13 Occurrences)

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Ponder (10 Occurrences)

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Level (31 Occurrences)
... to, the curvature which belongs to the undisturbed liquid parts of the earth's surface;
as, a level field; level ground; the level surface of a pond or lake. ...
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Willows (5 Occurrences)
... There is a conspicuous tree of this species over a pond in the plain of Acre, and
others on the Phoenician plain." There are several species of the salix in ...
/w/willows.htm - 11k

Wear (56 Occurrences)
... 13. (n.) A dam in a river to stop and raise the water, for the purpose of
conducting it to a mill, forming a fish pond, or the like. 14. ...
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Fling (5 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To cast, send, to throw from the hand; to hurl; to dart; to emit with violence
as if thrown from the hand; as, to fling a stone into the pond. ...
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Estimate (6 Occurrences)
... actually measuring, weighing, or the like; rough or approximate calculation; as,
an estimate of the cost of a building, or of the quantity of water in a pond. ...
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Pond (2 Occurrences)

Isaiah 35:7
And the mirage hath become a pond, And the thirsty land fountains of waters, In the habitation of dragons, Its place of couching down, a court for reed and rush.

Isaiah 41:18
I open on high places rivers, And in midst of valleys fountains, I make a wilderness become a pond of water, And a dry land become springs of water.



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