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Torrey's New Topical Textbook

Prisons: Antiquity Of

Gen 39:20

Prisons: Kinds Of, Mentioned


Jer 37:21; Gen 39:20


Act 5:18

Prisons: Dungeons Attached To

Jer 38:6; Zec 9:11

Prisons: Were under the Care of a Keeper

Gen 39:21

Prisons: Used for Confining

Persons accused of crimes

Luk 23:19

Persons accused of heresy

Act 4:3; 5:18; 8:3

Suspected persons

Gen 42:19

Condemned persons till executed

Lev 24:12; Act 12:4,5

Enemies taken captive

Jdg 16:21; 2Ki 17:4; Jer 52:11

Debtors till they paid

Mat 5:26; 18:30

Persons under the king's displeasure

1Ki 22:27; 2Ch 16:10; Mar 6:17

Prisons: Confinement In, Often Awarded as a Punishment

Ezr 7:26

Prisons: Confinement In, Considered a Severe Punishment

Luk 22:33

Prisons: Places Used As

Court of the king's house

Jer 32:2

House of the king's scribe

Jer 37:15

House of the captain of the guard

Gen 40:3

Prisoner's own house, where he was kept bound to a soldier

Act 28:16,30; 2Ti 1:16-18

Prisons: The King Had Power to Commit To

1Ki 22:27

Prisons: Magistrates Had Power to Commit To

Mat 5:25

Prisons: Persons Confined In

Said to be in ward

Lev 24:12

Said to be in hold

Act 4:3

Often placed in dungeons

Jer 39:6; Act 16:24

Often bound with fetters

Gen 42:19; Eze 19:9; Mar 6:17

Often chained to two soldiers

Act 12:6

Often fastened in stocks

Jer 29:26; Act 16:24

Often kept to hard labour

Jdg 16:21

Often subjected to extreme suffering

Psa 79:11; 102:20; 105:18

Fed on bread and water

1Ki 22:27

Clothed in prison dress

2Ki 25:29

Sometimes allowed to be visited by their friends

Mat 11:2; 25:36; Act 24:23

Might have their condition ameliorated by the king

Jer 37:20,21

Often executed in

Gen 40:22; Mat 14:10

Prisons: The King Had Power to Release From

Gen 40:21

Prisons: Magistrates Had Power to Release From

Act 16:35,36

Prisons: Keepers Of

Strictly guarded the doors

Act 12:6

Responsible for the prisoners

Act 16:23,27

Put to death if prisoners escaped

Act 12:19

Often used severity

Jer 37:16,20; Act 16:24

Sometimes acted kindly

Gen 39:21; Act 16:33,34

Sometimes entrusted the care of the prison to well-conducted prisoners

Gen 39:22,23

Prisons: Illustrative Of

Deep afflictions

Psa 142:7


Rev 20:7

Bondage to sin and Satan

Isa 42:7; 49:9; 61:1


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