International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPITCH
pich: The translation of the noun kopher, and the verb kaphar, in Genesis 6:14 and of the noun zepheth, in Exodus 2:3 Isaiah 34:9. In Genesis 6:14 the words are the ordinary forms for "covering," "cover," so that the translation "pitch" is largely guesswork, aided by the Septuagint, which reads asphaltos, "bitumen," here, and by the fact that pitch is a usual "covering" for vessels. The meaning of zepheth, however, is fixed by the obvious Dead Sea imagery of Isaiah 34:9-15 Exodus 2:3 zepheth is combined with chemar, which also means bitumen (Genesis 14:10; see SLIME), and the distinction between the words (different consistencies of the same substance?) is not clear.
Burton Scott Easton
Easton's Bible Dictionary
), asphalt or bitumen in its soft state, called "slime" (Genesis 11:3
; Exodus 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 Isaiah 34:9 to its inflammable character. (see SLIME
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc., to preserve them.
2. (n.) See Pitchstone.
3. (n.) To cover over or smear with pitch.
4. (n.) Fig.: To darken; to blacken; to obscure.
5. (v. t.) To throw, generally with a definite aim or purpose; to cast; to hurl; to toss; as, to pitch quoits; to pitch hay; to pitch a ball.
6. (v. t.) To thrust or plant in the ground, as stakes or poles; hence, to fix firmly, as by means of poles; to establish; to arrange; as, to pitch a tent; to pitch a camp.
7. (v. t.) To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.
8. (v. t.) To fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune.
9. (v. t.) To set or fix, as a price or value.
10. (v. i.) To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
11. (v. i.) To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
12. (v. i.) To fix one's choice; -- with on or upon.
13. (v. i.) To plunge or fall; esp., to fall forward; to decline or slope; as, to pitch from a precipice; the vessel pitches in a heavy sea; the field pitches toward the east.
14. (n.) A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits.
15. (n.) That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.
16. (n.) A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound.
17. (n.) Height; stature.
18. (n.) A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.
19. (n.) The point where a declivity begins; hence, the declivity itself; a descending slope; the degree or rate of descent or slope; slant; as, a steep pitch in the road; the pitch of a roof.
20. (n.) The relative acuteness or gravity of a tone, determined by the number of vibrations which produce it; the place of any tone upon a scale of high and low.
21. (n.) The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.
22. (n.) The distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; -- called also circular pitch.
23. (n.) The length, measured along the axis, of a complete turn of the thread of a screw, or of the helical lines of the blades of a screw propeller.
24. (n.) The distance between the centers of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates.
Strong's Hebrew2203. zepheth -- pitch...
<< 2202, 2203. zepheth. 2203a >>. pitch
. Transliteration: zepheth Phonetic
Spelling: (zeh'-feth) Short Definition: pitch
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3724b. kopher -- pitch
... kopher. 3724c >>. pitch. Transliteration: kopher Short Definition: pitch. Word Origin
of uncertain derivation Definition pitch NASB Word Usage pitch (1). ...
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2203a. zepheth -- pitch
... zepheth. 2203b >>. pitch. Transliteration: zepheth Short Definition: pitch. Word
Origin perhaps of foreign origin Definition pitch NASB Word Usage pitch (3). ...
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3722b. kaphar -- to pitch (with pitch)
... << 3722a, 3722b. kaphar. 3723 >>. to pitch (with pitch). Transliteration: kaphar
Short Definition: cover. Word Origin denominative verb ...
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167. ahal -- to move a tent (from place to place)
... Origin denominative verb from the same as ohel Definition to move a tent (from place
to place) NASB Word Usage moved tent (1), moved tents (1), pitch tent (1). ...
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2583. chanah -- to decline, bend down, encamp
... camped (3), Settling (1). abide in tents, camp, dwell, encamp, grow to an end,
lie, pitch tent, rest in tent. A primitive root (compare ...
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8628. taqa -- to thrust, clap, give a blow, blast
... 1), clap (2), drive (1), driven (1), drove (2), fasten (1), fastened (3), give pledges*
(1), given (1), guarantor (1), guarantor* (1), pitch (1), pitched (1 ...
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3724. kopher -- the price of a life, ransom
... Definition: bribe. bribe, pitch, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money, village
From kaphar; properly, a cover, ie (literally) a village ...
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5186. natah -- to stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend
... 1), leaning (1), lengthen (1), lengthened (1), lengthens (1), let down (1), offer
(1), outstretched (17), pervert (4), perverted (1), pitch (1), pitched (11 ...
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6965. qum -- to arise, stand up, stand
... decree, X be dim, endure, X enemy, enjoin, get up, make good, help, hold, (help
to) lift up (again), make, X but newly, ordain, perform, pitch, raise (up ...
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