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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Furniture
Furniture. Items of material culture used in homes, palaces, and temples. Because of the close geographical proximity to other nations, Israel had extensive contact with neighboring cultures. Historical surveys document parallels between the furniture of Israel and that of other tribes and countries.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Furniture
Furniture [Heb kēlîm, Gk. skeuḗ]. The Hebrew term, from a root klh, “be complete,” refers in general to manufactured articles and objects. It is used particularly in connection with the furnishings of the wilderness tabernacle (Ex. 29:9; 40:9). In Ex. 31:7; 39:33, the AV reads “furniture” where
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Furniture
FURNITURE Items of material culture used in homes, palaces, and temples. Because of its close geographical proximity to other nations, Israel had extensive contact with neighboring cultures. Historical surveys document parallels between the furniture of Israel and that of other tribes and countries.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Furniture
furniture. In the Bible, references to furniture usually describe what the nrsv also calls the “equipment” or “furnishings” of the tabernacle (Exod. 25:9; 40:9; Num. 1:50; 3:8; 4:15, 26, 32; 7:1). These include “the table and its utensils, and the pure lampstand with all its utensils, and the altar of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Furniture
FURNITURE. Cooking equipment and bed mats constituted the furniture of the very poor, the furnishings increasing with the wealth of the owners. Elisha’s guest chamber was one of the better equipped rooms (2 Kgs 4:10). The palaces contained costly and luxurious furniture (Est 1:6).The term “furniture” (Heb
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Furniture
FURNITURE The furniture of a private house in the biblical period was austere, consisting of a bed, a table and chairs (2 Kgs. 4:10). Most people slept on the floor or on a mud-brick bench, using their garments both as mattress and blanket (1 Sam 28:23). Only the upper classes could afford real beds.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Furniture
FURNITURE. A term used in several ways in the Bible.1. The rendering in the KJV of the Heb. kar, “pad,” a camel’s litter or canopied saddle (so the NIV), in which females are accustomed to travel in the East at the present day (Gen. 31:34).2. The name given to the sacred furnishings and their utensils
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Furniture
Furniturefurniture, equipment for basic human actions such as sitting, lying, eating, worshiping, and the like. In the Bible, it usually describes the equipment (also called ‘furnishings’) of the tabernacle (Exod. 25:9; 40:9; Num. 1:50; 3:8; 4:15; 7:1) or a person’s dwelling (tent, Num. 19:18; or house,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Furniture
FURNITURE - the furnishings of the tabernacle (Ex. 31:7-9). While this word is never used to describe the furnishings of a household, the furniture in a typical house in Palestine in Bible times included a bed, table, chair, and lampstand.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FURNITURE
FURNITURE<fur’ni-tur> ([כָּר‎, kar], [כֵּלִים‎, kelim]; [σκευή, skeue]): In Gen 31:34 kar is translated “furniture” in the King James Version, but “saddle” in the American Standard Revised Version. The latter is decidedly preferable. It was the “camel-basket,” or the basket-saddle of the camel,
Compton’s Encyclopedia
furniture
furnitureFurniture is more easily understood than precisely defined. It has come to mean those movable objects and goods that equip or furnish a place inhabited by human beings. Human history can be read in the history of the furniture created for people’s use and enjoyment.Although most furniture
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Furniture
Furʹni-ture, the rendering in one passage of our Authorized Version (Gen. 31:34) of a Hebrew word which designates a camel’s litter or canopied saddle, in which females were accustomed to travel; in other passages (Ex. 31:7–9; Nah. 2:9) of a Hebrew word which is a general term for vessels, utensils or