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4218 cave

4218 cave

A natural cavity in a rock face, often used as a place of refuge.

Caves as places of refuge

Jdg 6:2; 1Sa 22:1-2 See also Ge 19:30; Jos 10:16-18,22-23,27; Jdg 15:8,11; 1Sa 13:6; 1Sa 24:2-22 Saul comes to David’s cave, but David spares his life; 2Sa 17:9; 2Sa 23:13 pp 1Ch 11:15; 1Ki 18:4,13; 1Ki 19:9; Ps 57:1 Title; Ps 142:1 Title; Isa 2:19-21 a place of refuge in the face of divine judgment; Jer 48:28; Jer 49:8; Eze 33:27; Heb 11:38 a place of refuge for those being persecuted for their faith; Rev 6:15

Caves used as graves

Jn 11:38 See also Ge 23:8-20; Ge 25:9; Ge 49:29-32; Ge 50:13

See also

4354rock
5241burial
5490refuge
9050tombs

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