Cabin • Cabins
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cell [Heb. ḥānûṯ] (Jer. 37:16); AV CABIN; NEB VAULTED PIT; [Gk. oíkēma] (Acts 12:7); AV PRISON. In Jer. 37:16 the MT reads ’el bêṯ habbôr we’ el-haḥanuyôṯ, which the AV translates “into the dungeon, and into the cabins.” The RSV has “to the dungeon cells”; the NEB “into a vaulted pit beneath
Cabin [Heb. anuyyôṯ] (Jer. 37:16, AV). Obsolete term for “cell,” as it is rendered by the RSV.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
cell. (1) The private room or apartment of a *religious of either sex. A hermit’s cell and those of monastic orders leading eremitical lives, such as the *Camaldolese, were usually separate from each other. In major orders of *Benedictines and *Augustinians the stress on common life long militated against
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cabinsonly in Jer. 37:16 (R.V., “cells”), arched vaults or recesses off a passage or room; cells for the closer confinement of prisoners.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CABIN<kab’-in> (חֲנֻיּוֹת‎ [chanuyyoth], “vaults”; Jeremiah 37:16 the Revised Version (British and American), “cells”): In the East the prison often consisted of a pit (compare “dungeon-house” the Revised Version (British and American) and “house of the pit” the Revised Version, margin) with
A Catholic Dictionary
cell. (I) A colony or offshoot from some large monastery. Cells were first heard of in the Benedictine order, and were usually planted on estates that had been granted to the mother house. They were also called “provostships,” “obediences,” or “priories.” They were originally ruled by provosts or deans,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Cabʹins [cells]. The word thus rendered in our English Version occurs in Jer. 37:16, and refers to vaults or arched apartments within a dungeon for the separate confinement of prisoners. The idea conveyed is that the prophet suffered the most severe and loathsome imprisonment.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CABIN KJV translation of Hebrew word appearing only in Jer. 37:16 and meaning vault, cellar, or prison cell (cistern, NRSV).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
cabin. This English term is used by the KJV to render Hebrew ḥānût H2844, a word that occurs only once (Jer. 37:16; NIV, “vaulted cell”). From the context it is obviously part of the prison.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CABIN, kabʹin (חֲנֻיּוֹת‎, ḥănuyyōth, “vaults”; Jer 37:16 RV, “cells”): In the East the prison often consisted of a pit (cf “dungeon-house” RV and “house of the pit” RVm) with vaulted cells around it for the confinement of prisoners. The word is probably a gloss. The phrase “and into the cells” seems
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
CELL. The old Latin word (from the verb celo) had many meanings: grotto, tomb, the individual openings in a beehive, small and usually poor room, servant’s room, prison cell, wine- or grain-store. The term is found in Greek papyri from the 2nd c. AD (Papyr. Florent. 10, 7; Papyr. Lips. 102, II, 1; Papyr.