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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Pools of Solomon

The name given to three large open cisterns at Etam, at the head of the Wady Urtas, having an average length of 400 feet by 220 in breadth, and 20 to 30 in depth. These pools derive their chief supply of water from a spring called "the sealed fountain," about 200 yards to the north-west of the upper pool, to which it is conveyed by a large subterranean passage. They are 150 feet distant from each other, and each pool is 20 feet lower than that above it, the conduits being so arranged that the lowest, which is the largest and finest of the three, is filled first, and then in succession the others. It has been estimated that these pools cover in all a space of about 7 acres, and are capable of containing three million gallons of water. They were, as is generally supposed, constructed in the days of Solomon. They are probably referred to in Ecclesiastes 2:6. On the fourth day after his victory over the Ammonites, etc., in the wilderness of Tekoa, Jehoshaphat assembled his army in the valley of Berachah ("blessing"), and there blessed the Lord. Berachah has been identified with the modern Bereikut, some 5 miles south of Wady Urtas, and hence the "valley of Berachah" may be this valley of pools, for the word means both "blessing" and "pools;" and it has been supposed, therefore, that this victory was celebrated beside Solomon's pools (2 Chronicles 20:26).

These pools were primarily designed to supply Jerusalem with water. From the lower pool an aqueduct has been traced conveying the water through Bethlehem and across the valley of Gihon, and along the west slope of the Tyropoeon valley, till it finds its way into the great cisterns underneath the temple hill. The water, however, from the pools reaches now only to Bethlehem. The aqueduct beyond this has been destroyed.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
POOLS OF SOLOMON

poolz.

See CISTERN; POOL.

SOLOMON, POOLS OF

See POOLS OF SOLOMON.

Strong's Hebrew
1295. berekah -- a pool, pond
... Definition: pool. Word Origin from barak Definition a pool, pond NASB Word
Usage ponds (1), pool (15), pools (1). fishpool. From barak ...
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98. agam -- a marsh, muddy pool
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition a marsh, muddy pool NASB Word Usage
marshes (1), ponds (1), pool (4), pools (2), swamps (1). ...
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Library

Thy Neck is as a Tower of ivory; Thine Eyes Like the Fish-Pools in ...
... 4. Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fish-pools in Heshbon, which
are in the gate of the daughter of the multitude; thy nose is as the tower ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/4 thy neck is as.htm

Second Greek Form.
... And He made pools, and brought in the waters, and the pools were filled with water.
Then He says: It is my will that you become clear and excellent waters. ...
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And it came to Pass, after Jesus had Returned Out of Egypt...
... And as He sat there, Jesus made to Himself seven pools of clay, and to each of them
He made passages, through which at His command He brought water from the ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of pseudo-matthew/chapter 26 and it came.htm

John at Ænon.
... McGarvey, who visited the locality, says: "The much water we found all the way,
and although the season was exceptionally dry, pools well suited for baptizing ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/john at aenon.htm

The Church in Babylon
... When the tide rises it fills and unifies the scattered pools on the beach. ... I spoke
a moment ago about the separate pools on the beach, and the tide rising. ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/the church in babylon.htm

First Greek Form.
... 2. This child Jesus, when five years old, was playing in the ford of a mountain
stream; and He collected the flowing waters into pools, and made them clear ...
//christianbookshelf.org/unknown/the gospel of thomas/first greek form .htm

Chapter vii
... Thy neck is as a tower of ivory, thine eyes like the fish-pools in Heshbon, by the
gate of Bathrabbim; thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looked toward ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/chapter vii.htm

May the Twenty-Sixth the Uniting of Sundered Peoples
... At "low tide" there are multitudes of separated pools along the shore: at "high
tide" they flow together, and the little distinctions are lost in a splendid ...
/.../my daily meditation for the circling year/may the twenty-sixth the uniting.htm

September.
... is turbid. The deep pools and still flats are always brown"always
dark"the mud lies in them, the trout sleep in them. When they ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/daily thoughts /september.htm

Epistle Lix. To Secundinus, Bishop.
... VI. 22), the fontes being the pools of water (called also piscinæ and kolumbethra)
therein contained. ... 41; VI. 46. [1512] Fonts were anciently sunken pools. ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle lix to secundinus bishop.htm

Thesaurus
Pools (15 Occurrences)
...Pools of Solomon. ... It has been estimated that these pools cover in all a space of
about 7 acres, and are capable of containing three million gallons of water. ...
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Fish-pools (1 Occurrence)
Fish-pools. Fishpools, Fish-pools. Fish's . Easton's Bible Dictionary (Cant.
7:4) should be simply "pools," as in the Revised Version. ...
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Reservoir (1 Occurrence)
... 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 ...
/r/reservoir.htm - 12k

Pond (2 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/p/pond.htm - 12k

Irrigation
... For purposes of irrigation, water was raised from streams or pools by water-wheels,
or by a shaduf, commonly used on the banks of the Nile to the present day. ...
/i/irrigation.htm - 9k

Aqueduct (4 Occurrences)
... sis'-tern: Use of Terms 1. General 2. Wells or Cylindrical Cisterns 3. Private Cisterns
4. Public Cisterns 5. Pools and Aqueducts 6. Figurative Uses LITERATURE ...
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Fishpools (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Cant. 7:4) should be simply "pools," as in the Revised
Version. ... FISHPOOLS. fish'-pools: This is a mistranslation. ...
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Cistern (21 Occurrences)
... sis'-tern: Use of Terms 1. General 2. Wells or Cylindrical Cisterns 3. Private Cisterns
4. Public Cisterns 5. Pools and Aqueducts 6. Figurative Uses LITERATURE ...
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Well (2882 Occurrences)
... sis'-tern: Use of Terms 1. General 2. Wells or Cylindrical Cisterns 3. Private Cisterns
4. Public Cisterns 5. Pools and Aqueducts 6. Figurative Uses LITERATURE ...
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Bittern (4 Occurrences)
... Version. But in the passages noted the kippod is associated with birds,
with pools of water, and with solitude and desolation. This ...
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Concordance
Pools (15 Occurrences)

Mark 9:22
"and often it has thrown him into the fire or into pools of water to destroy him. But, if you possibly can, have pity on us and help us."
(WEY)

John 3:23
And John too was baptizing at Aenon, near Salim, because there were many pools of water there; and people came and received baptism.
(WEY)

Exodus 7:19
Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron,'Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV)

Exodus 8:5
Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron,'Stretch forth your hand with your rod over the rivers, over the streams, and over the pools, and cause frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.'"
(WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 8:7
For Yahweh your God brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of springs, and underground water flowing into valleys and hills;
(See NIV)

2 Kings 3:16
He said, "Thus says Yahweh,'Make this valley full of trenches.'
(See RSV)

Psalms 84:6
Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
(KJV WBS RSV NIV)

Psalms 107:35
He turneth a wilderness into a pool of water, and a dry land into watersprings.
(See RSV NIV)

Ecclesiastes 2:6
I made myself pools of water, to water from it the forest where trees were reared.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT RSV)

Song of Songs 7:4
Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are like the pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bathrabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon which looks toward Damascus.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 14:23
"I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, and pools of water. I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says Yahweh of Armies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV)

Isaiah 41:18
I will open rivers on the high hills, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 42:15
I will destroy mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs. I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 47:11
The wet places and the pools will not be made sweet; they will be given up to salt.
(BBE DBY)

Zephaniah 2:9
For this cause, by my life, says the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, truly Moab will become like Sodom and the children of Ammon like Gomorrah, given up to waste plants and salt pools and unpeopled for ever: the rest of my people will take their property, the overflow of my nation will take their heritage.
(BBE)

Subtopics

Pools

Pools and Ponds of Nineveh

Pools and Ponds: (In the Wilderness) of the Gifts of the Spirit

Pools and Ponds: (Turning Cities Into) Great Desolation

Pools and Ponds: Artificial, Designed For: Preserving Fish

Pools and Ponds: Artificial, Designed For: Supplying Cities With Water

Pools and Ponds: Artificial, Designed For: Supplying Gardens With Water

Pools and Ponds: Bethesda

Pools and Ponds: Filled by the Rain

Pools and Ponds: Gibeon

Pools and Ponds: Hebron

Pools and Ponds: Made by God

Pools and Ponds: Made by Man

Pools and Ponds: Samaria

Pools and Ponds: Siloam

Pools and Ponds: The King's Pool

Pools and Ponds: The Land of Egypt Abounded In

Pools and Ponds: The Lower Pool

Pools and Ponds: The Old Pool

Pools and Ponds: The Upper Pool

Pools and Ponds: Water of, Brought Into the City by a Ditch or Conduit

Pools of Solomon

Related Terms

Fish-pools (1 Occurrence)

Reservoir (1 Occurrence)

Pond (2 Occurrences)

Irrigation

Aqueduct (4 Occurrences)

Fishpools (1 Occurrence)

Cistern (21 Occurrences)

Well (2882 Occurrences)

Bittern (4 Occurrences)

Pool (25 Occurrences)

Rivers (81 Occurrences)

Fountain (57 Occurrences)

Reed (41 Occurrences)

Etam (5 Occurrences)

Bathrabbim (1 Occurrence)

Bath-rabbim (1 Occurrence)

Bathing (9 Occurrences)

Canals (5 Occurrences)

Conduit (5 Occurrences)

Streams (80 Occurrences)

Bath (13 Occurrences)

Stretch (73 Occurrences)

Nonimmersionist

Non-immersionist

Stretched (234 Occurrences)

View (86 Occurrences)

Horseleech (1 Occurrence)

Horse-leech (1 Occurrence)

Rod (138 Occurrences)

Heshbon (37 Occurrences)

Jerusalem (782 Occurrences)

Water (4571 Occurrences)

Plants (70 Occurrences)

Vegetation (18 Occurrences)

Owls (7 Occurrences)

Jars (28 Occurrences)

Gihon (6 Occurrences)

Wooden (18 Occurrences)

Waterways (5 Occurrences)

Wasteland (19 Occurrences)

Willows (5 Occurrences)

Woods (37 Occurrences)

Islands (32 Occurrences)

Irrigate (1 Occurrence)

Frogs (14 Occurrences)

Fever (13 Occurrences)

Field (390 Occurrences)

Flourishing (11 Occurrences)

Filleth (16 Occurrences)

Fuller's (4 Occurrences)

Fish's (1 Occurrence)

Thrown (126 Occurrences)

Therefrom (10 Occurrences)

Reared (22 Occurrences)

Rabbim (1 Occurrence)

Drying (11 Occurrences)

Disease (213 Occurrences)

Diseases (38 Occurrences)

Ponds (6 Occurrences)

Parched (37 Occurrences)

Porcupine (3 Occurrences)

Possibly (13 Occurrences)

Bath-rab'bim (1 Occurrence)

Baca (1 Occurrence)

Bethesda (1 Occurrence)

Besom (1 Occurrence)

Broom (5 Occurrences)

Bloody (19 Occurrences)

Bethlehem (49 Occurrences)

Buckets (4 Occurrences)

Baths (8 Occurrences)

Brush (1 Occurrence)

Coastlands (29 Occurrences)

Swamps (2 Occurrences)

Shooting (13 Occurrences)

Springing (16 Occurrences)

Swampland (1 Occurrence)

Wither (30 Occurrences)

Hedgehog (3 Occurrences)

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