Bitumen in the Bible

(Margin R. V., slime))

An inflammable mineral

  • Genesis 11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
  • Genesis 14:10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.
  • Exodus 2:3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.

See PETROLEUM

Bible Encyclopedia for BITUMEN.

See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Bitumen.

 
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