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Inn
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Inn
Inn (πανδοχεῖον, pandocheion; κατάλυμα, katalyma). An English translation of two different Greek words meaning either a business that provides lodging or the guest room of a house.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Inn
Inn. Place of lodging for travelers.In the OT, the word “inn” occurs three times (kjv): twice in reference to overnight rests of Joseph’s brothers during their journeys between Egypt and Canaan (Gn 42:27; 43:21), and once in a similar situation when Moses was returning to Egypt from Midian to lead the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Inn; Lodge; Lodging Place
Inn; Lodge; Lodging Place[Heb mālôn—‘night resting place,’ melûnâ‹lûn—‘pass the night’; Gk. katályma, pandocheíon, xenía].Among the Semitic people of ancient times, as among Arabs today, hospitality to strangers was a recognized duty. The ordinary traveler would be cared for in private homes
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Inn
INN Place of lodging for travelers.In the OT, the word “inn” occurs three times (kjv): twice in reference to overnight rests of Joseph’s brothers during their journeys between Egypt and Canaan (Gn 42:27; 43:21), and once in a similar situation when Moses was returning to Egypt from Midian to lead the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Inn
INN. The inn of Bible days was not at all like a modern hotel or motel, but is generally considered to have been similar to the Oriental caravansary or khan, which is said to still exist in rural areas of Asia. The caravansary is a large square edifice built around an open inner courtyard. In the center
Lodge
A watchman’s stone hut in a field near Samaria. HFVLODGE. The verbal forms (Heb. lûn, lı̂n; Gr. katuluō) usually signify “taking up lodging to pass the night,” in contrast to shākan meaning “to settle down, abide or dwell” (Gr. kataskēnoō, used of birds nesting in the branches, Mt 13:32); e.g.,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Inn
InnA place where travelers rested for the night (Heb. mālôn, “lodging place”). The term implies little more than a level stretch of ground on which to sleep (Gen. 42:27; Exod. 4:24; Jer. 9:2 [MT 1]; NJPSV “encampment”).In the NT Gk. katályma (from katá, “down,” and lúō, “to loose”) signifies a
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Inn
Inn. A place of lodging while traveling. The KJV generally renders Heb. mālôn as “inn,” but the RSV translation, “lodging place” (Gen. 42:27; 43:21; Exod. 4:24; Jer. 9:2 [MT 1]; cf. Josh. 4:3, 8; Isa. 10:29) is more correct. The term implies nothing more than a level stretch of ground on which
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Inn
INN A place of hospitality and lodging for the traveler, where caravans might rest for the night or where a traveler might find shelter (Gen 42:27, 43:21; Exod 4:24; cf. 2 Kgs 19:23; Josh 4:3).In early Old Testament times, inns were scarce. They were not necessary, since Middle Eastern ideas of hospitality
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Inn
Inn. The Hebrew word (mâlôn) thus rendered literally signifies “a lodging-place for the night.” Inns, in our sense of the term, were, as they still are, unknown in the East, where hospitality is religiously practiced. The khans or caravanserais are the representatives of European inns, and these were
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Inn
INN (Heb. mālôn, Gen. 42:27; 43:21; Ex. 4:24, NASB and NIV, a “lodging place”; the Gk. kataluma is used for an “inn,” Luke 2:7; or “guest room” as in Mark 14:14; Luke 22:11). In the East hospitality was religiously observed, and therefore, in our sense of the term, inns were not known. Khans, or caravansaries,
Lodge
LODGE (Heb. lı̂n or lûn, to “stop over night,” and several Gk. words). In the general sense of stopping for rest, or the place of lodging (Gen. 24:23; Josh. 4:3; Ruth 1:16; etc.). See also Hut; Inn.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Inn
Innin the modern sense, unknown in the East. The khans or caravanserais, which correspond to the European inn, are not alluded to in the Old Testament. The “inn” mentioned in Ex. 4:24 was just the halting-place of the caravan. In later times khans were erected for the accommodation of travellers. In
Lodge
Lodgea shed for a watchman in a garden (Isa. 1:8). The Hebrew name melunah is rendered “cottage” (q.v.) in Isa. 24:20. It also denotes a hammock or hanging-bed.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Inn
INN — a lodging place for travelers. Hospitality was a religious duty in Bible times, so most travelers were guests in private residences. Inns were usually primitive shelters or enclosures for travelers and their animals.In the Old Testament (Gen. 42:27, KJV), the word “inn” referred to a place to
Lodge
LODGE — to spend the night. The common thread that unites most of the words translated “lodge” in the Bible is the idea of a temporary resting place. The two Israelite spies lodged in the house of Rahab (Josh. 2:1); the Israelites lodged by the Jordan River before passing over into the Promised Land;