A natural, crafted, or symbolic depression in the earth. The Bible refers to bitumen pits (Gen 14:10), traps used to kill deliberately (Gen 37:22) or accidentally (Ps 7:15), public hazards (Exod 21:33), burials (2Sam 18:17), animal traps (or perhaps lairs, 2Sam 23:20), landmarks (2Kgs 10:14), the abode of the dead (Job 33:18), foundation trenches for construction (Mark 12:1), a bottomless source of scourges and plagues (Rev 9:1; Rev 9:2; Rev 11:7), and the destination of the devil (Rev 20:2).
10Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits; and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some fell into them, and the rest fled to the hill country.
22Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him”—that he might rescue him out of their hand and re ... View more
15They make a pit, digging it out,
and fall into the hole that they have made.
33If someone leaves a pit open, or digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,
17They took Absalom, threw him into a great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones. Meanwhile all the Israelites fled to their homes ... View more
20Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant warrior from Kabzeel, a doer of great deeds; he struck down two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a li ... View more
14He said, “Take them alive.” They took them alive, and slaughtered them at the pit of Beth-eked, forty-two in all; he spared none of them.
18to spare their souls from the Pit,
their lives from traversing the River.
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
1Then he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a pit for the wine press, a ... View more
1And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit;
2he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smok ... View more
7When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them,
2He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,