Curtains • Drape • Veil
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Curtain [Heb. yerî‘â (Ex. 26; 36; Nu. 4:25; etc.), ḥûr (Est. 1:6), dōq (Isa. 40:22); Gk. katapétasma (Mk. 15:38 par; He. 6:19; 9:3; 10:20)]; AV also VEIL, HANGINGS (Est. 1:6); NEB HANGING (Ex. 26; 36), TENT-CURTAINS (Cant. 1:5), TENT-HANGINGS (Jer. 49:29), COVERINGS (Jer. 4:20), VEIL (He. 6:19).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CURTAINS. Ten curtains covered the tabernacle of Moses and became synonymous for the tabernacle itself (q.v.). Hangings were also used for the door and for the gate of the court about the tabernacle (Ex 26:1–14, 31–37; 27:9–18;) A veil or curtain separated the holy of holies from the holy place.The
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CURTAINS. The rendering of three Heb. terms.1. Yrı̂˓â, the ten “curtains” of fine linen, and also the eleven of goats’ hair that covered the Tabernacle (Ex. 26:1–13; 36:8–17). The charge of these curtains and of the other textile fabrics of the Tabernacle was laid on the Gershonites (Num. 4:4–25).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Curtain(1.) Ten curtains, each twenty-eight cubits long and four wide, made of fine linen, also eleven made of goat’s hair, covered the tabernacle (Ex. 26:1–13; 36:8–17).(2.) The sacred curtain, separating the holy of holies from the sanctuary, is designated by a different Hebrew word (peroketh). It
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CURTAIN — a piece of cloth or similar material that acts as a decoration, shade, or screen. The inner part of the Tabernacle (the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies) was made of ten blue, purple, and scarlet curtains (Ex. 26:1–13; 36:8–17). Eleven curtains made of goats’ hair also covered the tabernacle.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CURTAIN<kur’-t’-n>, -ten, -tin: The word ordinarily used for curtain is [יְרִיעָה‎, yerìah]. Thus in Exodus 26:1 ff; 36:8 ff of the curtains of the tabernacle (see TABERNACLE); in 2 Samuel 7:2; Psalm 104:2; Song 1:5; Isaiah 54:2; Jeremiah 4:20; 10:20; 49:29; Habakkuk 3:7.Figurative:
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CURTAIN Piece of cloth or other material, sometimes arranged so that it can be drawn up or sideways, hung either for decoration or to cover, conceal, or shut off something. “Curtain” is often used synonymously with “tent” (Song 1:5; Isa. 54:2; Jer. 4:20; 10:20; 49:29; Hab. 3:7). The tabernacle which
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
curtain. This English term is used to render several Hebrew words, especially yĕrîʿâ H3749 (Exod. 26:1 et al.) and pārōket H7267 (Exod. 26:31 et al.). The NIV uses it also to render qelaʿ H7846 and māsāk H5009 (cf. Exod. 27:9, where the NRSV has “hangings” and “screen” respectively). The curtain
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Curtain(Gk. aulaia, katapetasma, parapetasma, peripetasma, prokalumna; Lat. aulaeum, uelum). Woven fabric suspended from the top, serving as a screen, a space or room divider, a covering over a doorway, or an ornamental wall hanging. C. were a common part of cult furnishings in Levantine and Aegean
Tribelon(Lat., trivelum). The Greek transliteration of the Latin for “triple curtain.” It is used to designate the tripartite main entrance between the → narthex and the → nave of an early Christian church (see Krautheimer/Ćurčić.1986, 99, 113, 121; A. K. Orlandos, He xylostegos basilike tes mesogeiakes
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CURTAIN, kûrʹt’n, -ten, -tin: The word ordinarily used for curtain is יֽרִיעָה‎, yerīʽāh. Thus in Ex 26:1 ff; 36:8 ff of the curtains of the tabernacle (see Tabernacle); in 2 S 7:2; Ps 104:2; Cant 1:5; Isa 54:2; Jer 4:20; 10:20; 49:29; Hab 3:7.Figurative: In Isa 40:22 (like Ps 104:2, of the heavens),
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