See also Coal
COAL, COALS. The term primarily refers to charcoal, since Pal. does not have deposits of mineral coal. Mainly two Heb. words designate charcoal.
2. פֶּחָם, H7073, LXX, ἄνθραξ, G472, appears at least three times in the OT. Twice it designates burning charcoal in a forge (
The following words are tr. in KJV as coal or coals, but most others are not.
3. רֶ֫שֶׁפ֒, H8404, LXX πῦρός is so rendered in
4. רִצְפָּה֒, H8365, LXX, ἄνθραξ, G472, is found in
5. שְׁחﯴר, H8818, LXX, ἀσβόλος would be better tr. as blackness instead of coal (