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Court of the Guard
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Court of the Guard
Court of the Guard (חֲצַ֣ר הַמַּטָּרָה֒‎, chatsar hammattarah). A place where prisoners were detained in the palace in Jerusalem. Except for Neh 3:25, all occurrences of this phrase are in the book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah was kept here during the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem (Jer 32–33; 37–39).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Guard, Court of the (Place)
GUARD, COURT OF THE (PLACE) [Heb ḥăṣar (חֲצַר‎) hammaṭṭārâ (הַמַּטָּרָה)]. A place within the palace complex where prisoners were confined. However, all biblical references to this place are in the book of Jeremiah, and attest to the dire circumstances at the time of the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Guard, Court of the
Guard, Court of the. Perhaps an emergency detention area in 7th-century bc. Jerusalem when the city was under Babylonian attack. Although the prophet Jeremiah was placed under arrest there, he was still able to maintain his normal activities, indicating that the area was probably a small courtyard (Jer
Prison, Court of the
Prison, Court of the. kjv rendering of “Court of the Guard,” an open court where the prophet Jeremiah was kept prisoner, in Jeremiah 32:2.See Guard, Court of the.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Guard, Courtyard of the
GUARD, COURTYARD OF THE Perhaps an emergency detention area in seventh-century bc Jerusalem, when the city was under Babylonian attack. Although the prophet Jeremiah was placed under arrest there, he was still able to maintain his normal activities, indicating that the area was probably a small courtyard
Prison, Court of the
PRISON*, COURT OF THE kjv rendering of “Court of the Guard,” an open court where the prophet Jeremiah was kept prisoner, in Jeremiah 32:2. See Guard, Courtyard of the.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Guard, Court of the
Guard, Court of theA room or open area in the palace compound (Heb. ḥăṣar hammaṭṭārâ) where prisoners (such as Jeremiah) were detained during the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem (e.g., Jer. 32:8, 12; 38:6, 13, 28).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Guard, Court of the
Guard, Court of the (Heb. aṣar hammaṭṭārâ).* A room or open area in the palace compound where prisoners (such as Jeremiah) were detained during the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem (e.g., Jer. 32:8, 12; 38:6, 13, 28; KJV “court of the prison”).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Court of the Guard
COURT OF THE GUARD or COURT OF THE PRISON Open court in the Jerusalem palace reserved for the detention of prisoners during the day of Jeremiah (Jer. 32:8, 12; 33:1; 37:21; 38:6, 13, 28; 39:14–15 KJV). Translated in the modern versions as “court of the guard.”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Court of the Guard
court of the guard. KJV, “court of the prison.” With the exception of Neh. 3:25, the phrase ḥăṣar hammaṭṭārâ is used exclusively in the book of Jeremiah. This courtyard was an area within the palace complex where Jeremiah was detained (Jer. 32:2), received visitors (32:8), and carried on business
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GUARD, COURT OF THE
GUARD, COURT OF THE [חֲצַר הַמַּטָּרָהkhatsar hammattarah]. During the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem, an area within the palace complex used to detain prisoners (Neh 3:25). Jeremiah was confined there, but during that time was allowed to prophesy and conduct business (Jer 32:2, 8, 12; 33:1; 37:21; 38:6,
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