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Courtyard
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Court
Court. Area enclosed by buildings or walls and without a roof. The temple had courts for priests, women, and Gentiles. Courts were common in private homes as well.See Architecture; Homes and Dwellings; Tabernacle, Temple.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Courtyard
Courtyard [Heb. ḥāṣēr (e.g., 2 S. 17:18; Ex. 8:13); Gk. aulḗ (Mt. 26:58)]. An enclosure, open to the sky, found in private houses, gardens, the place, the tabernacle, or the temple at Jerusalem. The inner court (Heb happenîmîṯ, “the inner”) described, e.g., in Ezk. 8:3 may be an interpretation
Suburbs
Suburbs A term used frequently by the AV as a translation of Heb. mig̱rāš, denoting the common land surrounding Palestinian cities and villages (see Pasture). On 2 K. 23:11, see Precinct. See also City III.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Court
COURT Area enclosed by buildings or walls and without a roof. The temple had courts for priests, women, and Gentiles. Courts were common in private homes as well. See Architecture; Homes and Dwellings; Tabernacle; Temple.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Court
COURT. An area without a roof enclosed by buildings or walls. The tabernacle had an outer court enclosed by curtains (Ex 27:9 ff.). Solomon’s temple had an inner court for the priests marked off by stone walls (1 Kgs 6:36), and another outer court. See Tabernacle; Temple.Ancient houses were often protected
Suburbs
SUBURBS. This word in the KJV ordinarily has reference to the open area around the city which was used as a common grazing ground for cattle. ASV and RSV translate it “pasture lands” (Num 35:2–7; Josh 21). See City.In 2 Kgs 23:11 the word parwār is translated “suburb” and seems to mean the porticoes
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Court
COURT. 1. Heb. ḥāṣēri (ḥāṣîr, Is. 34:13, av), ‘an enclosure or court’, as found in a private house (2 Sa. 17:18, av) or a palace (1 Ki. 7:8), or in a garden (Est. 1:5). It is very commonly used of the court of the *tabernacle (e.g. Ex. 27; 35; 38); of the inner court (heḥāṣēri gaooenîmît,
Suburb
SUBURB. In av and rv most commonly the equivalent of Heb. miḡrāš, more accurately rendered ‘pasture lands’ in rvmg. and ‘common land’ in rsv in Lv. 25:34. It is used specially, but not exclusively, with regard to the uncultivated land, suitable for the pasturing of cattle, surrounding the levitical
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Courtyard
CourtyardAn unroofed enclosure surrounded by walls of a house or public building (Heb. ḥāṣēr; Gk. aulḗ). Early Israelite “courtyard-sites” (elliptically shaped sites featuring large open courtyards encircled by rooms or dwellings that opened onto it) likely developed from earlier nomadic encampment
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Courtyard
Courtyard (Heb. ḥāṣēr; Gk. aulḗ). An architectural enclosure open to the sky, surrounded on all sides by a house or public building. 2 Sam. 17:18 mentions that the courtyard (KJV “court”) of a private home contained a well. According to Exod. 8:13 many Egyptians had courtyards with their
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Court
Court (Heb. châtsêr), an open enclosure surrounded by buildings, applied in the Authorized Version most commonly to the enclosures of the tabernacle and the temple. Ex. 27:9; 40:33; Lev. 6:16; 1 Kings 6:36; 7:8; 2 Kings 23:12; 2 Chron. 33:5, etc.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Court
COURT (Heb. usually ḥāṣēr). An open enclosure; applied in Scripture mostly to the enclosures of the Tabernacle and Temple (both which see). It also means a yard of a prison (Neh. 3:25; Jer. 32:2), a private house (2 Sam. 17:18), or a palace (2 Kings 20:4; Esther 1:5; etc.).“Court for owls” (Isa.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Court
Courtthe enclosure of the tabernacle (Ex. 27:9–19; 40:8), of the temple (1 Kings 6:36), of a prison (Neh. 3:25), of a private house (2 Sam. 17:18), and of a king’s palace (2 Kings 20:4).
Suburbs
Suburbsthe immediate vicinity of a city or town (Num. 35:3, 7; Ezek. 45:2). In 2 Kings 23:11 the Hebrew word there used (parvarim) occurs nowhere else. The Revised Version renders it “precincts.” The singular form of this Hebrew word (parvar) is supposed by some to be the same as Parbar (q.v.), which
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Suburbs
Suburbssuburbs, the term in the kjv for the rsv’s ‘common land’ (Lev. 25:34) or ‘pasture lands’ (Num. 35:2). The term designates open grazing terrain around villages or cities. Such plots are referred to as associated assets when cities are assigned (Num. 35:7; Josh. 14:4; Ezek. 45:2 [rsv: ‘open space’];
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Court
COURT — an open space or courtyard enclosed by walls or buildings. Most of the references to court in the Bible are related to the Tabernacle (Ex. 27:9–19) and the Temple (1 Kin. 6:36). The tabernacle stood in a large courtyard approximately 44 meters (146 feet) long and 22 meters (73 feet) wide (Ex.