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Dung Hill
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The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Dunghill
DUNGHILL. The rendering in KJV of three Heb. words and one Gk., and meaning: (1) a heap of manure (Isa. 25:10; Luke 14:35; NASB and NIV, “manure pile”); (2) privy (2 Kings 10:27, “draughthouse,” NASB, “latrine,” Dan. 2:5, NASB and NIV, “rubbish heap”; NIV, “piles of rubble”).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dung Hill
DUNG HILL — KJV phrase for a heap or pit of human and animal wastes, used to fertilize plants in Bible times (Is. 25:10; refuse heap, NKJV; manure, NIV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DUNGHILL
DUNGHILL<dung’-hil> ([אַשְׁפֹּת‎, ’ashpoth], 1 Samuel 2:8, [מַדְמֵנָה‎, madhmenah], etc., with other words; [κοπρία, kopria], Luke 14:35): Dung heap, or place of refuse. To sit upon a dunghill (1 Samuel 2:8; Psalm 113:7; Lamentations 4:5) is significant of the lowest and most wretched condition.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Dunghill
DUNGHILL, dungʹhil (אַשְׁפֹּת‎, ‛ashpōth, 1 S 2:8, מַדְמֵכָה‎, madhmēnāh, etc, with other words; κοπρία, kopría, Lk 14:35): Dung heap, or place of refuse. To sit upon a dunghill (1 S 2:8; Ps 113:7; Lam 4:5) is significant of the lowest and most wretched condition. To turn a house into a dunghill (Dnl
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MANURE
MANURE [κοπρία kopria, κόπριον koprion]. Excrement from birds and animals used to fertilize fruit trees and fields by spreading it out or by having the animals graze (Luke 13:8; 14:35). Manure can be used as fuel. See DUNG.
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