David’s Palace
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Palace Overviews the general functions of the palace and discusses specific ancient Near Eastern palaces from the third millennium bc to the first century ad.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
PALACE. Neither the Hebrew OT nor the Greek NT has a specific word for “palace,” although various terms so translated suggest a structure that was an elite residence and at the same time served certain military, judicial, and even religious functions. For instance, bêt hammelek (2 Chr 9:11), “house of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Palace [Heb ʾarmôn (Isa. 23:13; 25:2; 32:14; etc.), bayiṯ—‘house’ (1 K. 4:6; 2 K. 10:5; 11:6; etc.), bîrâ < Akk. birtu—‘citadel’ (1 Ch. 29:1, 19), bîṯān < Akk. bitānu (Est. 1:5; 7:7f), hêḵal < Akk. ekallum < Sum É.GAL—‘big house’ (1 K. 21:1; 2 K. 20:18; 2 Ch. 36:7; etc.); Aram hêḵal (Ezr.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
PALACE Residence for royalty. Excavations suggest that any city that enjoyed royal patronage would boast of a building that could be described as a palace. Royal cities had a second surrounding wall that shut off the royal palace and its outbuildings, forming the acropolis of the city. Jerusalem had
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
palace. The Bible contains numerous references to royal residences (2 Chron. 2:1, 2), their staffs (1 Kings 4:6; 2 Kings 20:18; 24:12), their facilities (Esther 1:5; 5:1; Dan. 4:29; 5:5), and their security forces (Luke 11:21). Archaeological excavations reveal that specific palaces (e.g., at Luxor,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
PALACE. The translation in KJV of a number of words in the original, some rendered differently in RSV and NASB.The open courtyard or peristyle garden from the palace of Herod the great at the Herodium, near Bethlehem. HFV1. Heb. ˒appeden. A loan-word: Old Persian apa-dāna, Akkad. appadân, “treasury,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
PALACE. The word designates a large residential building or group of buildings which accommodate a ruler and his administration. During the Israelite Monarchy, the administrative centre was called ’armôn, av ‘palace’, rsv ‘citadel, palace, stronghold or castle’. A large portion of the nation’s wealth
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
PalaceEven without the ancient literary references to palaces, the existence of a sociopolitical hierarchy could be discerned archaeologically. Remains of many palaces, which served as residences and administrative centers for royalty, have been discovered in the biblical world. Their identity is evident
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Palace (Heb. bayiṯ “house, temple, palace,” [also Aram.] hêḵāl “temple, palace,” ˒armôn ld;fortress, palace”; Gk. aul̄́ “courtyard, palace”).† Primarily the dwelling of a king or other noble personage. The Bible refers to palaces in Egypt (Gen. 12:15; Exod. 7:23; RSV “[Pharaoh’s] house”;
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
PALACES Palaces as distinct from houses point to the existence of class groupings within a society. Apart from the ‘palace of Ai’, which belongs to the Early Bronze Age, the first palaces unearthed are dated to the Middle Bronze Age IIB and IIC, the period of Hyksos domination. The general plan is like
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Palace. Palace in the Bible, in the singular and plural, is the rendering of several words of diverse meaning. 1 Chron. 29:1; Ezra 4:14; Amos 4:3, etc. It often designates the royal residence, and usually suggests a fortress or battlemented house. The word occasionally included the whole city, as in
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
PALACE. The dwelling of a king or important official. All over the biblical world palaces figure prominently.
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