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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Barn [Heb. meg̱ûrâ] (Hag. 2:19); [’āsām] (Dt. 28:8; Prov. 3:10); AV also STOREHOUSES; NEB GRANARIES; [GK. apothḗkē] (Mt. 6:26; 13:30; Lk. 12:18, 24); NEB also STOREHOUSES. A place for storing grain; thus, better rendered “granary” (cf. Syr. âsan; Ugar. ’sm).Archeological excavations have
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BARN. The av rendering of 4 Heb. words, each of them used only once. They are: 1. gōren, ‘an open threshing-floor’ (Jb. 39:12). rv renders ‘threshing-floor’ (*Agriculture). 2. meḡûrâ, ‘a granary’ (Hg. 2:19). 3. ’āṣām, ‘a storehouse’ (Pr. 3:10). 4. mammeḡôrâ, ‘a repository’ (Joel 1:17). Often
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Barna storehouse (Deut. 28:8; Job 39:12; Hag. 2:19) for grain, which was usually under ground, although also sometimes above ground (Luke 12:18).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BARN — a storehouse for seed or grain (Luke 3:17). In biblical times, such granaries or storerooms were usually underground. Also see Storehouse, Storage City.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
BarnBarns dot the landscape of our countryside and are the focal point of most farms. Today barns come in various sizes and designs but essentially have the function of providing shelter for livestock, equipment and crops. In Scripture barns refer primarily to granaries and typically would have been
StorehouseThe storehouse is a biblical image for abundance and security (either true or false). It was a place designated for storage of either agricultural produce or the treasures of a kingdom or temple. In its metaphoric uses the biblical storehouse is the place where an anthropomorphic God keeps
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BARN<barn> (מְגוּרָה‎ [meghurah], “a granary,” “fear,” Haggai 2:19; אָסָם‎ [acam], “a storehouse,” Proverbs 3:10; מַמְּגוּתָה‎ [mammeghurah], “a repository,” Joel 1:17; [ἀποθήκη, apotheke], Matthew 6:26; 13:30; Luke 12:18, 24): A place for the storing of grain, usually a dry cistern
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
BARN.—The same word (ἀποθήκη) is rendered ‘barn’ in Mt 6:26, 13:30, Lk 12:18, 24, and ‘garner’ in Mt 3:12, Lk 3:17. In Græco-Roman times, buildings above ground were probably in use. καθαιρέω, ‘to pull down’ (Lk 12:18) could apply only to such. But from ancient times until now Palestinian farmers
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BARN Storage place for seed (Hag. 2:19) or grain (Matt. 13:30). A full barn is a sign of prosperity (Deut. 28:8; Prov. 3:10; Luke 12:18) while an empty barn is a sign of calamity of some kind (drought, war, etc; Joel 1:17). Equivalent to modern granaries or silos.
Storehouse, Storage City
STOREHOUSE, STORAGE CITY Storehouses were built early in human history to protect harvested crops from vermin and extreme weather. The typical storehouse during the Israelite period was a rectangular building with a double row of columns that divided the building into three narrow aisles. Large, thick
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
barn. In ancient Palestine, grain was usually stored in dry cisterns in the ground, but sometimes in buildings. God promised to send a blessing on the barns of the Israelites if they obeyed him (Deut. 28:8, ʾāsām H662; cf. Prov. 3:10; in Ps. 144:13, māzû H4646). The Greek term apothēkē G630 occurs
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BARN, bärn (מְגוּרָה‎, mcghūrāh, “a granary,” “fear,” Hag 2:19; אָסָם‎, ’āṣām, “a storehouse,” Prov 3:10; מַמְּגוּרָה‎, mammeghūrāh, “a repository,” Joel 1:17; ἀποθήκη, apothḗkē, Mt 6:26; 13:30; Lk 12:18, 24): A place for the storing of grain, usually a dry cistern in the ground, covered over
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BARN [מְגוּרָהʾasam, אָסָםmeghurah; ἀποθήκη apothēkē]. A building for storing seed, grain, and goods (Hag 2:19; Matt 13:30; Luke 12:18). Metaphorically, a full barn symbolizes prosperity (Deut 28:8; Prov 3:10) and security; an empty barn indicates poverty and vulnerability; but Jesus overturns this
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