Bible Articles on the Topic of Prison

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Paul in Prison

Paul may have spent as much as 25% of his time as a missionary in prison. We know of his brief lock-up in Philippi, two years’ incarceration in Caesarea, and at least another two in Rome. Yet Paul says he experienced “far more imprisonments” than his opponents. To understand Paul, we need to understand where he spent so much time.

Prison

The first occasion on which we read of a prison is in the history of Joseph in Egypt. Then Potiphar, “Joseph’s master, took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound” (Genesis 39:20-23). The Hebrew word here used (sohar) means properly a round tower or fortress. It seems to have been a part of Potiphar’s house, a place in which state prisoners were kept.

Prison; Prisoner

priz ́'n, priz ́'n-ẽr, priz ́nẽr (there are various Hebrew words which are rendered “prison” in the King James Version, among them:

Prison

Prison is represented in the A. V. by the following Heb. and Gr. words:

Guard Takes Joseph to Prison

Prison

Guard Takes Joseph to Prison

Prison

Paul in Prison

Prison