Manger. Feeding trough for domesticated animals. The Greek term for manger is found only four times in the NT. Three of these instances are in the nativity narrative of Luke and are translated with the English word manger (Lk 2:7, 12, 16). The fourth occurrence, also in Luke’s Gospel, is translated manger
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mangermānʹjər [Gk. phátnē]; AV also STALL (Lk. 13:15). A term in the NT used only in Lk. 2:7, 12, 16; 13:15 and usually understood to mean a feeding trough for cattle, although the usage is ambiguous. In Lk. 2phátnē could be the stable, in contrast to the inn proper where the people were lodged,
Stall [Heb. ʾuryâ] (1 K. 4:26 [MT 5:6]; 2 Ch 32:28); NEB also STABLE; [marbēq] (1 S. 28:24; Am. 6:4; etc.); RSV also Fatted; AV also FAT; NEB also FAT, STALL-FED; [rep̱eṯ] (Hab. 3:17). A compartment within a stable for the housing and feeding of an animal.The ʾuryâ is associated with both Solomon
MANGER Feeding trough for domesticated animals. The Greek term for manger is found only four times in the NT. Three of these instances are in the Nativity narrative of Luke and are translated with the English word manger (Lk 2:7, 12, 16). The fourth occurrence, also in Luke’s Gospel, is translated “manger”
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
manger, a box or trough, usually carved from stone, used for the feeding of animals (cf. Luke 13:15). Mangers could be found wherever animals were kept, either in a lower portion of a house, a cave near a house, or even beneath a house. In caves, the manger was frequently carved out of the wall. According
stall, normally a space for one animal within a stable or barn, but the Bible sometimes uses the term for what would now be called a pen. In Amos 6:4 the “calves from the midst of the stall” reflects the still common practice of isolating animals for special preslaughter fattening, or “finishing.” Mal.
MANGER. In Lk 2:7, 12, 16, it is the place the infant Jesus was laid and in Lk 13:15 it is the stall where the ox and ass were kept. In classical Gr. the meaning of the word was “stall.” The NT meaning is an open courtyard enclosed by a fence where the cattle were shut up for the night. The people in
STALL. A place where livestock could be tied and housed during the winter season. Solomon (1 Kgs 4:26) and Hezekiah (2 Chr 32:28) had extensive “stalls” for animals. The Heb. word ˒urāyôth may instead mean “pens,” as in NASB of 2 Chr 32:28. Calves were kept in “stalls” (Heb. marbēq, from rābaq, “to
MANGER. The feeding-trough for animals in a stall or stable, translated ‘crib’ in Jb. 39:9 (av, rsv); Pr. 14:4 (av); Is. 1:3 (av, rsv). Gk. phatnē has an extended meaning of ‘stall’ (Lk. 13:15), and is used in lxx to translate various Heb. words, ’urwâ, ‘stall’ (2 Ch. 32:28), rep̱eṯ (Hab. 3:17) ’ēḇûs
MangerAn animal-feeding trough (Heb. ʾēḇûs, Job 39:9; Isa. 1:3; cf. Prov. 14:4) or stall (LXX Gk. phátnē; cf. 2 Chr. 32:28; Hab. 3:17; 2 Chr. 9:25) in a stable. Stables were situated on the ground level 46 cm. (18 in.) below a family’s living quarters or in caves under a house or near it. Troughs
Manger (Gk. phátnē).† A box or trough in a stable for holding feed for livestock. Mangers were made of stone or masonry or might be carved into the stone walls of caves used as stalls (a meaning encompassed by the Greek term; cf. LXX, 2 Chr. 32:28; Hab. 3:17; so KJV, NIV, Luke 13:15; RSV
STABLES Stables are mentioned in the Bible in the account of the riches of Solomon, who had 4,000 stalls for horses and chariots (2 Chr. 9:25; but cf. 1 Kgs. 4:26). These were divided among the chariot cities but he retained some at the disposal of the king in Jerusalem (1 Kgs. 10:26). Stalls for beasts
MANGER A feeding trough for livestock (Luke 13:15). Jesus was placed in a manger soon after his birth (Luke 2:7, 12, 16). Some scholars have suggested that the Greek phatnē should be translated “stall” rather than “manger,” but this is uncertain.