Posted by on November 12, 2016

Chemar (bitumen, asphalt)

Genesis 14:10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits; and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some fell into them, and the rest fled to the hill country.

2564. chemar
Strong’s Concordance
chemar: bitumen, asphalt
Original Word: חֵמָר
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: chemar
Phonetic Spelling: (gheh-mahr’)
Short Definition: tar

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon: “bitumen, asphalt”

Englishman’s Hebrew Concordance:
Genesis 11:3
Genesis 14:10
Exodus 2:3

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