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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Vestibule [Heb. ʾûlām/ʾêlām—‘porch’ (1 K. 6:3; 1 Ch. 28:11; 2 Ch. 3:4; Ezk. 40:7–9, 15f.; Joel 2:17; etc.), ʾayil—‘pillar’ (Ezk. 40:14, 37f), misderôn (Jgs. 3:23)]; AV PORCH, ARCH, POST, etc.; NEB also PORCH, etc. A room or hall by which entrance is gained to a structure. Apart from its usage
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
vestibule. A passageway or hall used as an entry to a larger room. This English term is employed by the NRSV and other versions to render Hebrew ʾêlām H395, referring to the porch or portico of the temple (1 Ki. 6:3 and often). See temple IV.B.3.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
VESTIBULE [אוּלָםʾulam]. One entered the nave or central hall of the TEMPLE OF SOLOMON through a vestibule or portico that measured 20 cubits wide, 10 cubits deep, and 30 cubits high (1 Kgs 6:2–3). In front of the vestibule were two freestanding bronze pillars, each topped by a bronze capital. Supporting
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