The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cellar [Heb. ’ôṣār (1 Ch. 27:27); Gk. krýptē (Lk. 11:33)]; AV NT “secret place.” The ’ōṣerôṯ hayyayin of 1 Ch. 27:27 are storage places for wine, no doubt wine cellars, though not necessarily below ground level. Gk. krýptē, occurring only in Lk. 11:33, means etymologically “a covered place,”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CELLAR. In 1 Chr 27:27–28 the word means merely storehouses or rooms where wine and oil were stored. In Lk 11:33 (ASV) the Gr. word means literally “a hidden place,” i.e., anything similar to a vault, crypt, or cellar.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CELLAR. An underground vault for storage of wine and oil (1 Chron. 27:27–28). The NIV, however, renders “wine vats” here. The word is also used to denote the treasury of the Temple (1 Kings 7:51) and of the king (14:26). See House.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cellara subterranean vault (1 Chr. 27:28), a storehouse. The word is also used to denote the treasury of the temple (1 Kings 7:51) and of the king (14:26). The Hebrew word is rendered “garner” in Joel 1:17, and “armoury” in Jer. 50:25.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CELLAR — KJV word for an underground storage area for oil or wine (1 Chr. 27:27–28; supply store, NKJV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CELLAR<sel’-er>, <sel’-ar> ([κρύπτη, krupte]; אֹוצָר‎ [’otsar]): [Krupte] is found only in Luke 11:33, and is rendered “cellar” in the Revised Version (British and American); the King James Version has “secret place.” In this passage it doubtless means a cellar beneath a house. Etymologically
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Celʹlars. This word occurs but once in our Authorized Version (1 Chron. 27:27), and the Hebrew word it represents does not designate what we term “cellars,” but what is laid up, a store, stock of fruits, produce, provisions and the like. The Hebrew word is properly rendered “store” in 2 Chron. 11:11,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
CELLAR.—Used only once in the Gospels, in Lk 11:33, where RV gives ‘cellar’ for AV ‘secret place,’ following the correct reading κρύπτη, ‘a vault,’ ‘crypt,’ or ‘cellar,’ not κρυπτόν, ‘hidden.’ Josephus uses the same word, κρύπτη, in a way to make its meaning very clear: ‘They set a tower on fire,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
cellar. This English term is used twice by the KJV to render Hebrew ʾôṣār H238 (“treasure, storehouse”) with reference to storage supplies of wine and oil (1 Chr. 27:27 [NIV, “vats”], 28 [NIV, “supplies”]). Excavations at Gibeon have revealed bedrock cellars that undoubtedly provided the best available
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CELLAR, selʹēr, selʹar (κρύπτη, krúptē; אוֹצָר‎, ’ōçār): Kruptē is found only in Lk 11:33, and is rendered “cellar” in RV; AV has “secret place.” In this passage it doubtless means a cellar beneath a house. Etymologically the Gr word means “a covered place,” and in classical Gr its usage includes
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CELLAR [אוֹצָרʾotsar]. The NRSV translation of the Hebrew word ʾotsar is more commonly used for “storehouse,” especially associated with Yahweh’s control of the elements of creation, such as the wind (Pss 33:7; 135:7; Jer 10:13), or commonly for a “treasury” associated with the palace or the Temple