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Latrine
Draught House • Draught-house
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Latrine
Latrine[Heb K maḥarāʾôṯ, Q môṣāʾôṯ] (2 K. 10:27); AV DRAUGHT HOUSE; NEB PRIVY. The Israelites expressed their contempt for the temple of Baal by using it as a latrine. Cf. Ezr. 6:11. The kethibh is related to arāʾîm, “dung,” and the euphemistic qere (from the verb yāṣāˊ, “go out”)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Draught House
DRAUGHT HOUSE. Jehu, in contempt of Baal, ordered the temple of that heathen god to be demolished and the place turned into a public latrine to make the spot altogether unclean (2 Kgs 10:27). Excavated latrines of this type consists of a simple building with a row of holes in stone slabs covering a drain
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Latrine
LatrineA toilet or privy, probably for public use. Using the demolished Baal temple as a latrine (or possibly a cesspool) was an obvious sign of triumph and contempt, and an illustration of the severity of Jehu’s prophet-backed rebellion against the house of Omri and its worship of foreign gods (2 Kgs.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Latrine
Latrine (Heb. maḥarā˒ôṯ “places of dung”). A toilet or privy, probably for public use. Using the demolished Baal temple as a latrine (or possibly a cesspool) (2 Kgs. 10:27; KJV “draught house”; Q môṣā˒ ôṯ “excrement”) was an obvious sign of triumph and contempt, and an illustration of
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Draught House
DRAUGHT HOUSE (Heb. maḥărā˒â, lit., “easing one’s self”). A privy or sink. Jehu, in contempt of Baal, ordered his temple to be destroyed and the place turned into a receptacle for rubbish or excrement (2 Kings 10:27, KJV only). The NASB and NIV render “latrine.”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Draught-house
Draught-house(2 Kings 10:27). Jehu ordered the temple of Baal to be destroyed, and the place to be converted to the vile use of receiving offal or ordure. (Comp. Matt. 15:17.)
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Draught
Draught [pronounced draft]. The word is used in two senses in the Scriptures: 1. A vault or drain for the reception of filth (2 Kings 10:27; Matt. 15:17); 2. A haul of fishes by one sweep or drawing of the net (Luke 5:9).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Latrine
LATRINE Receptacle, generally a pit, used as a toilet (2 Kings 10:27; KJV, draught house). Jehu demonstrated his utter contempt for Baal by ordering that his temple be destroyed and converted into a latrine.The public latrine of ancient Ephesus.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Draught House
draught house. This phrase is used by the KJV to render the plural of Hebrew maḥărāʾâ H4738, “latrine” (2 Ki. 10:27, where the Qere is môṣāʾôt, apparently a euphemism). In abolishing Baal worship from Israel, Jehu demolished the temple of Baal and converted it into a cesspool; such an action
Key passages
2 Ki 10:27

So they broke down the stone pillars of Baal and destroyed the temple of Baal and made it into a latrine until this day.