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(Genesis 6:14)

asphalt or bitumen in its soft state, called “slime” (Genesis 11:3; 14:10; 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.

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