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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4221 cistern
4221 cistern

4221 cistern

A reservoir for storing water collected from rainfall or from a spring. When empty, it was used for a variety of purposes. The word is also employed in a figurative sense.

Cisterns were used to collect water

2Ch 26:10 See also 2Ki 18:31 pp Isa 36:16; Jer 14:3

Other uses for cisterns

Jer 38:6-13 See also Ge 37:19-24,28-30; Jer 41:4-7,9; Zec 9:11

Cisterns used as symbols

Cisterns as symbols of spiritual well-being Jer 2:13

Cisterns as symbols of physical well-being See also Pr 5:15-19

See also

4236fountain
4278spring of water
4293water
4296wells
5226basin

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