Dictionary Mode: easton:Dung
Dung @ (1.) Used as manure Luke:13:8); collected outside the city walls Nehemiah:2:13). Of sacrifices, burned outside the camp Exodus:29:14; Leviticus:4:11 Leviticus:8:17; Numbers:19:5). To be "cast out as dung," a figurative expression (kjvKings:14:10; 2Kings:9:37; Jeremiah:8:2; Psalms:18:42), meaning to be rejected as unprofitable. (2.) Used as fuel, a substitute for firewood, which was with difficulty procured in Syria, Arabia, and Egypt Ezekiel:4:12-15), where cows' and camels' dung is used to the present day for this purpose.
Dung-gate @ Nehemiah:2:13), a gate of ancient Jerusalem, on the south-west quarter. "The gate outside of which lay the piles of sweepings and offscourings of the streets," in the valley of Tophet.
Dung-hill @ to sit on a, was a sign of the deepest dejection ( 1Samuel:2:8; Psalms:113:7; Lamentations:4:5).
Dungeon @ 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 Genesis:40:3 Genesis: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 Chron. 16:10; Jeremiah:20:2 Jeremiah:32:2 Jeremiah:33:1 ; 37:15), and it was customary after the Exile Matthew:11:2; Luke:3:20; Acts:5:18 Acts:5:21 Matthew:18:30).
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