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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Floor
floor, in biblical usage primarily the “threshing floor” (Gen. 50:10; Judg. 6:37; Ruth 3:14; 2 Sam. 24:21; Hos. 13:3; Matt. 3:12; Luke 3:17). This was usually a flat rock surface large enough to accommodate piles of grain from individual farmers with sufficient space to allow each farmer to drive a threshing
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Floor
FLOOR1. The Heb. word qarqa‘ is used in referring to a floor of a building (Num 5:17). In the account of Solomon’s building the temple, the word is used four times (1 Kgs 6:15, 16, 30). In 1 Kgs 6:5, 10 the noun yāṣɩ̂a‘ (“chambers,” KJV) probably means stories or floors.2. Heb. gōren signifies a
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Floor
FLOOR. A level, or open area, such as the place or square near the gates of oriental cities (1 Kings 22:10; 2 Chron. 18:9; KJV, “void place” in both passages). See House; Threshing Floor.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Floor
Floorfloor, a flat, sometimes enclosed area. In biblical usage the term designated primarily the ‘threshing floor’ (Gen. 50:10; Judg. 6:37; Ruth 3:14; 2 Sam. 24:21; Hos. 13:3; Matt. 3:12; Luke 3:17). In ancient as in modern times, it was usually a flat rock surface large enough to accommodate piles
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Floor
FLOOR - a stone or clay platform used for threshing grain (threshing floor, Num. 15:20) or the part of a house on which the residents walked. In a house or building in Palestine, the floors were formed from beaten clay. Also see House.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Floor
floor. The most common use of the word floor in the Bible is in the term “threshing floor” (Heb. gōren H1755, Gen. 50:10–11 and often; Gk. halōn G272, Matt. 3:12; Lk. 3:17). It refers to a flat platform of stone or clay often in the open to insure the blowing wind for winnowing. Either walking animals
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Floors
FloorsPresently, a comprehensive database of floor types of o.s. is still under construction. Following a classification system proposed in the mid-1980s, pavements based on a rhythmically repeated pattern are divided into three main groups based on the large, medium, or small size of the design modules.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FLOOR
FLOOR [קַרְקַעqarqaʿ]. This term is a reference to the bottom or the lower extent of a specific spatial domain, and therefore often refers to the floor of a building or other structure (see ARCHITECTURE, NT; ARCHITECTURE, OT; HOUSE], or may refer to the bottom of the sea. In 1 Kings the floor of the