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Pipe (Sa1 10:5; Kg1 1:40; Isa 5:12; Isa 30:29). The Hebrew word halil, so rendered, means "bored through," and is the name given to various kinds of wind instruments, as the fife, flute, Pan-pipes, etc. In Amo 6:5 this word is rendered "instrument of music." This instrument is mentioned also in the New Testament (Mat 11:17; Co1 14:7). It is still used in Palestine, and is, as in ancient times, made of different materials, as reed, copper, bronze, etc.

Piram Like a wild ass, a king of Jarmuth, a royal city of the Canaanites, who was conquered and put to death by Joshua (Jos 10:3, Jos 10:23, Jos 10:26).

Pirathon Prince, or summit, a place "in the land of Ephraim" (Jdg 12:15), now Feron, some 10 miles south-west of Shechem. This was the home of Abdon the judge.

Pirathonite (1.) Abdon, the son of Hillel, so called, Jdg 12:13, Jdg 12:15. (2.) Benaiah the Ephraimite (Sa2 23:30), one of David's thirty heroes.

Pisgah A part, a mountain summit in the land of Moab, in the territory of Reuben, where Balak offered up sacrifices (Num 21:20; Num 23:14), and from which Moses viewed the promised land (Deu 3:27). It is probably the modern Jebel Siaghah. (See NEBO.)

Pisidia A district in Asia Minor, to the north of Pamphylia. The Taurus range of mountains extends through it. Antioch, one of its chief cities, was twice visited by Paul (Act 13:14; Act 14:21).

Pison Babylonian, the current, broadflowing, one of the "four heads" into which the river which watered the garden of Eden was divided (Gen 2:11). Some identify it with the modern Phasis, others with the Halys, others the Jorak or Acampis, others the Jaab, the Indus, the Ganges, etc.

Pit A hole in the ground (Exo 21:33, Exo 21:34), a cistern for water (Gen 37:24; Jer 14:3), a vault (Jer 41:9), a grave (Psa 30:3). It is used as a figure for mischief (Psa 9:15), and is the name given to the unseen place of woe (Rev 20:1, Rev 20:3). The slime-pits in the vale of Siddim were wells which yielded asphalt (Gen 14:10).

Pitch (Gen 6:14), asphalt or bitumen in its soft state, called "slime" (Gen 11:3; Gen 14:10; Exo 2:3), found in pits near the Dead Sea (q.v.). It was used for various purposes, as the coating of the outside of vessels and in building. Allusion is made in Isa 34:9 to its inflammable character. (See SLIME.)

Pitcher A vessel for containing liquids. In the East pitchers were usually carried on the head or shoulders (Gen 24:15; Jdg 7:16, Jdg 7:19; Mar 14:13).