Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Dungeon, fountain, well, a pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or a prison)

Hebrew: בּוֹר, bôr (H953)

62 King James Bible Verses


Here are cistern, dungeon, fountain, pit, well and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word בּוֹר mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H953

Hebrew Base Word: בּוֹר

Part of speech: Noun Masculine

Usage: Cistern, dungeon, fountain, pit, well

Definition: A pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or a prison).

Detailed definition:

  1. Pit, well, cistern.

Derived terms: From H952 (in the sense of H877).


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: bor
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: bo̞wʁ
  3. Transliteration: bôr
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: bore
  5. Modern Pronunciation: bore

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Bible Verses with בּוֹר (H953)

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