Banqueting Hall
Banqueting House
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Banqueting Hall/House
BANQUETING HALL/HOUSE [Heb bêt hayyāyin (בֵּית הַיָּיִן‎); bêt mišteh (בֵּית מִשְׁתֶּה‎); bêt marzēaḥ (בֵּית מַרְזֵחַ)]. In the ANE, banqueting was common among humans and gods (cf. Judg 9:13). While a “house of banqueting” may certainly refer to any place where drinking takes place, the frequent
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Banquet Hall; Banquet House
Banquet Hall; Banquet House [Heb. bêṯ hayyāyin (Cant. 2:4); Aram bêṯ mišteyā’ (Dnl. 5:10)]; NEB also WINE-GARDEN (Cant. 2:4). Ancient Near Eastern banquets were characterized by rich foods and abundant supplies of wine. Many occasions prompted banquets (cf. Gen. 19:3; 21:8; Jgs. 9:27; 2 Ch.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BANQUET HALL [בֵית־מִשְׁתֶּהbeth mishteh]. A banquet hall was a chamber containing couches and tables for a reclining meal (Esth 7:8; Amos 6:4–7; also Jer 16:5–8). In the Greco-Roman world, dining rooms for reclining banquets were found at pagan temples (1 Cor 8:10) and other locations including private
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