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Baker’s Street
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Baker’s Street
Baker’s Street (חוּץ הָאֹפִים‎, chuts ha'ophim). A place in Jerusalem where bread was acquired for Jeremiah when he was imprisoned (Jer 37:21).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker’s Street (Place)
BAKER’S STREET (PLACE) [Heb ḥûṣ hāʾōpı̂m (חוּץ הָאֹפִים)]. Street in Jerusalem referred to in Jer 37:21. At the order of King Zedekiah, Jeremiah was placed in the courtyard of the guard and given bread from the area called the Baker’s Street. It was customary in ancient times in Near East cities
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bakers’ Street
Bakers’ Street [Heb. ḥûṣ hā’ôp̱îm] (Jer. 37:21); NEB STREET OF THE BAKERS. An area in Jerusalem where the bakers had their ovens and shops. Unlike modern Western cities, where this would be considered wasteful competition, the cities of the ancient Middle East (and even the modern Middle East)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bakers’ Street
Bakers’ StreetA street in Jerusalem (Heb. ḥûṣ hāʾōp̱ɩ̂m), apparently the place where members of the bakers’ guild were concentrated (Jer. 37:21). Because Heb. ḥûṣ has the more general meaning of “the out-of-doors” or “the ground between the houses,” “bakers’ quarter” would be a better translation.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bakers’ Street
Bakers’ Street (Heb. ḥûṣ hā˒ôp̱îm). A street in Jerusalem, apparently the place where members of the bakers’ guild were concentrated (Jer. 37:21). Because Heb. ḥûṣ; has the more general meaning of “the out of doors” or “the ground between the houses” (KoB, p. 283), “bakers’ quarter” would
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Baker's Street
BAKER’S STREET Jerusalem street known as “baker’s street” where most, if not all, the bakeries of the city were located. It was common in ancient cities for trades and crafts to locate near others of the same kind. In all likelihood the baker’s residence was part of the bakery. Zedekiah promised Jeremiah,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BAKERS’ STREET
BAKERS’ STREET [חוּץ הָאֹפִיםkhuts haʾofim]. ZEDEKIAH improved Jeremiah’s prison isolation, putting him in the courtyard of the jail and ordering that he be brought the daily minimum ration for a prisoner, a low-quality, blackish, rounded type of coarse BREAD “from the bakers’ street” (Jer 37:21). Cities