Buildings and structures
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CEILING. RSV rendering of the Heb verbal wayyīspōn, “to cover/panel over” (1 Kgs 6:9).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ceiling [Heb. sippun]; AV CEILING. “Ceiling” occurs only in 1 K. 6:15. It comes from the root sāp̱an, meaning “(to) cover.” It has its common meaning of the upper surface of a room; there is, however, some doubt about the text, and the NEB deletes the phrase “of the ceiling.” The term “ciel” or “cieled”
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ceiling. The descriptions of Scripture, 1 Kings 6:9, 15; 7:3; 2 Chron. 3:5, 9; Jer. 22:14; Hag. 1:4, and of Josephus, show that the ceilings of the temple and the palaces of the Jewish kings were formed of cedar planks applied to the beams or joists crossing from wall to wall. “Oriental houses seem to
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ceilingthe covering (1 Kings 7:3, 7) of the inside roof and walls of a house with planks of wood (2 Chr. 3:5; Jer. 22:14). Ceilings were sometimes adorned with various ornaments in stucco, gold, silver, gems, and ivory. The ceilings of the temple and of Solomon’s palace are described 1 Kings 6:9, 15;
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CEILING — the covering or lining of the interior upper surface of a room. This word is used to describe the construction of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem. He paneled the walls with cedar wood “from the floor . . . to the ceiling” (1 Kin. 6:15). Also see Architecture.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CEILED; CEILING<seld>, <sel’-ing> (the King James Version and the English Revised Version Cieled, Cieling; the Hebrew words for “ceiled” are חִפָּה‎ [chippah], סָפַן‎ [caphan], שָׂחִיף‎ [sachiph]; for “ceiling,” סִפֻּן‎ [cippun]): Ceiling occurs only in 1 Kings 6:15. It comes from the root [caphan],
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Ceilʹing. The Oriental ceiling in costly buildings was generally made of cedar planks applied to the beams or joists crossing from wall to wall, probably with sunk panels, edged and ornamented with gold, and carved with incised or other patterns, and painted (1 Kings 6:9, 15; 7:3; Jer. 22:14; Hag. 1:4).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
ciel. This English word (now spelled “ceil”) is used by the KJV to render several Hebrew verbs meaning “to cover, to panel” (2 Chr. 3:5; Jer. 22:14; Hag. 1:4; Ezek. 41:16). See panel.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ceiled, Ceiling
CEILED, sēld, CEILING, sēl′ing (AV and ERV Cieled, Cieling; the Heb words for “ceiled” are חִפָּה‎, ḥippāh, סָפַן‎, ṣāphan, שָׂחִיף‎, sāḥīph; for “ceiling,” סִפֻּן‎, ṣippun): Ceiling occurs only in 1 K 6:15. It comes from the root ṣāphan, meaning “to cover.” It has its common meaning of the upper
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CEILING [סִפֻּןsippun]. Inner covering of a room. Used only to describe Solomon’s Temple (1 Kgs 6:15, see also 6:9). See ARCHITECTURE, OT; HOUSE; PANEL.