The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gallery [Heb ʾattîq; LXX peristylon—‘colonnade’ (Ezk. 42:3, 5); NEB CORRIDOR. A word of doubtful meaning. K. Galling (in G. Fohrer, Ezechiel [1955]) rendered it “terrace,” which suggests a derivation from nāṯaq, “cut off, tear away.” G. R. Driver (JTS, 32 [1931], 363) related it to Akk. etēqu, “to
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GALLERY. An architectural term used in the KJV and ASV to translate ’attɩ̂q, a Heb. word of uncertain meaning. It is used in describing Ezekiel’s temple in Ezk 41:16, “the galleries round about on their three stories” (RSV, “all three had windows with recessed frames”), and in Ezk 42:3, 5. It is a loan
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gallery (Heb. ˒attîq).* A term of uncertain derivation and obscure meaning referring to specific architectural features of the ideal temple envisioned by Ezekiel (Ezek. 40–42).The term appears most certain at Ezek. 42:3, 5, where it designates a structural feature of the priests’ chambers located
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gallery, an architectural term describing the porticos or verandas which are not uncommon in eastern houses. It is doubtful, however, whether the Hebrew words so translated have any reference to such an object. (According to the latest researches, the colonnade or else wainscoting is meant. Song. 1:17;
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
GALLERY. A term in architecture signifying projection of a story or portico, an offset, terrace (Ezek. 41:15, marg., “passageway”; 42:3, 5). Their exact form is a matter of conjecture.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Gallery(1.) Heb. ‘attik (Ezek. 41:15, 16), a terrace; a projection; ledge.(2.) Heb. rahit (Cant. 1:17), translated “rafters,” marg. “galleries;” probably panel-work or fretted ceiling.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
GALLERY — a word of uncertain meaning, describing an architectural feature of the Temple in Ezekiel’s vision (Ezek. 41:15–16). Various scholars have suggested the word refers to “porticoes,” “colonnades,” “walkways,” “corridors,” and “terraces.”
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GALLERY<gal’-er-i>:1. ([אַתּוּק‎, ’attuq], Kethibh; [אַתּיק‎, ’attik], used only in Ezek 41:16; 42:3, 5; etymology and meaning uncertain; among the more probable suggestions are “pillar,” “column,” “walk with pillars,” “colonnades,” “passageway,” “porches,” “galleries” of “terraces.”
Compton’s Encyclopedia
galleryIn architecture, any covered passage that is open at one side, such as a portico or a colonnade, may be considered a gallery. More specifically, in late medieval and Renaissance Italian architecture, a gallery is a narrow balcony or platform running the length of a wall. In Romanesque architecture,
museum and gallery
museum and galleryMuseums and galleries offer rich encounters with reality, with objects from the past, and with possibilities for the future. The purpose of museums is to collect and preserve the results of human achievement and evidence of the natural world and to use these collections to enhance
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
GALLERY Architectural feature of the temple annex (Ezek. 41:15–16) and two buildings near the temple (42:3, 5). The English “gallery” is an ambiguous term referring to a number of features: a corridor (REB); a roofed walkway or colonnade; an outdoor balcony or terrace. The meaning of the underlying Hebrew
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
gallery. This term is used by many Bible versions to render Hebrew ʾattîq H916, an architectural term of uncertain meaning referring to some sections of the temple that Ezekiel saw in a vision (Ezek. 41:15–16; 42:3, 5). This feature is not mentioned in the description of Solomon’s temple. Some have
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
GalleryUpper story, balcony, or passageway; in an early Christian church the g. usually surrounds the nave on both sides and is customarily situated above the side aisles and sometimes embraces the narthex (see Kleinbauer.1992, Subject Index: “Galleries”). The g. was a commonplace of Greek and Roman