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Lily-work
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lily-work
Lily-work. Design of a lily or lotus used on ancient pillars, inspired by the large water lily found along the Nile. It appeared at the vestibule of Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs 7:19, 22), around the brim of the “molten sea” basin (1 Kgs 7:26), and in numerous artistic creations of the Assyrians, Persians,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lily-Work
Lily-Work[Heb maʿaśēh šûšan]. A feature of the capitals of the two pillars standing on either side of the entrance to Solomon’s temple (1 K. 7:19, 22). Details in the description of the capitals are obscure, however.The “lily-work” refers either to a curving outward at the top of the capitals
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lily-Work
LILY-WORK* Design of a lily or lotus used on ancient pillars, inspired by the large water lily found along the Nile. It appeared at the vestibule of Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs 7:19–22), around the brim of the basin (v 26), and in numerous artistic creations of the Assyrians, Persians, and other Near Eastern
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lily-Work
Lily-Work (Heb. ma˓aśēh šûšan).* The description of the shape (so JB, NIV) or decorations (or both; cf. NJV) of the capitals of the two bronze pillars set before the vestibule of Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs. 7:19, 22). Analogies to these capitals may be present in two incense altars unearthed
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Lily Design
LILY DESIGN. Part of the ornamentation of the two pillars that were erected (2 Chron. 3:15) before the (Temple) house. The pillars were surmounted by capitals, and these were covered to a depth of four cubits with sculpture in the form of flowering lilies, below which was a cubit of network and pomegranates
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lily-Work
LILY-WORK — the architectural ornamentation on the crowns of Jachin and Boaz, the two free-standing pillars in Solomon’s Temple (1 Kin. 7:19, 22, NRSV). Some scholars believe this lily-work was patterned after the Egyptian lotus.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LILY-WORK
LILY-WORKThe ornament of the capitals on the bronze pillars, Jachin and Boaz, in front of Solomon’s temple (1 Kings 7:19, 22).See LILY; TEMPLE; JACHIN AND BOAZ.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lily Work
LILY WORK Decorative work capping the two freestanding columns flanking the entrance to Solomon’s temple (1 Kings 7:19, 22). These columns were likely inspired by Egyptian columns with a lotus motif. The brim of the molten sea was perhaps also inspired by the shape of the lotus blossom (1 Kings 7:26).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Lily-Work
lily-work. This term is used by several Bible versions with reference to the architectural ornamentation on the tops of the free-standing pillars, Jakin and Boaz, at the vestibule of Solomon’s temple (1 Ki. 7:19, 22 [NIV, “in the shape of lilies”]; note also the description of the molten sea, 2 Chr.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Lily-Work
LILY-WORK: The ornament of the capitals on the bronze pillars, Jachin and Boaz, in front of Solomon’s temple (1 K 7:19, 22). See Lily; Temple; Jachin and Boaz.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LILY-WORK
LILY-WORK [מַעֲשֵׂה שׁוּשַׁןmaʿaseh shushan]. Elaborate capitals decorated with lily-work were the most prominent features of the PILLARs (JACHIN AND BOAZ) flanking the entrance to the Jerusalem Temple according to 1 Kgs 7:19, 22. The word shushan, “lily,” designates a white wildflower, with a calyx
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