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Kitchens
Kitchen • Place of Them that Boil
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kitchens
Kitchens[Heb bêṯ hameḇaššelîm] (Ezk. 46:24); AV “places of them that boil.” Ezekiel’s vision of the temple included four small courts at the corners of the larger courtyard. Here sacrifices that the common people were permitted to eat were boiled on the hearths. The Bible does not mention separate
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kitchen
KITCHEN. A term not appearing in the KJV or NASB, but found in Ezk 46:24 in the RSV, Berkeley, and NEB, used in connection with the four small subcourts at the corners of the outer court of the future temple. In these “boiling places” (NASB) were hearths where the sacrifices of the people could be boiled
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Kitchen
KITCHEN — one of four small subcourts at the corners of the outer court of the temple in the prophet Ezekiel’s vision (Ezek. 46:24; boiling places, NASB). People could have their sacrifices boiled here before they were offered in the Temple.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Kitchens
KITCHENS Place of meal preparation, particularly involving cooking. Ezekiel’s vision of the temple included four small courts at the corners of the Court of the Gentiles where the sacrifices that the common people were permitted to eat were boiled (Ezek. 46:24). The KJV has “the place of them that boil.”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Kitchen
kitchen. This English term is used by modern Bible versions to render the Hebrew phrase bêt hamĕbaššĕlîm, lit., “house[s] of the ones who boil” (Ezek. 46:24). It refers to four subcourts at the corners of the outer court of Ezekiel’s ideal temple where the common people could have their sacrifices
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KITCHEN
KITCHEN [בֵּית הַֽמְבַשְּׁלִיםbeth hamevashelim]. In Ezekiel’s vision of a new Temple, he sees the kitchens (lit., “house of cooking”) where those who serve at the Temple will boil the sacrifices (Ezek 46:24). See COOKING AND COOKING UTENSILS; SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS.
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