CHARCOAL (פֶּחָם, H7073, charcoal; ἀνθράκια, a live coal). The word is found only in the RSV in Proverbs 26:21; John 18:18; 21:9; in these passages the KJV has “coals.” Mineral coal is not referred to in the Bible, and there is no evidence that it was used in ancient times. Charcoal was made by charring wood which was stacked in a dome-shaped pile from which air was excluded.

See also

  • Coal