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 ʾêlāmH395, 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 [אוּלָם ʾulam]. 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