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Buildings and structures
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Room The term is used by the RSV most often in the sense of a chamber of a building. See Chamber; Entertain; Guest Room; House; Inn; Inner Room; Mansion (Jn. 14:2); Pictures, Room of (Ezk. 8:12); Temple (1 K. 6:29f.; 1 Ch. 28:11; Ezk. 40–41; etc.); Upper Chamber.The RSV also uses “room” in the sense
Mansion A term used by the AV in the archaic sense of “dwelling, abode,” to render Gk. monḗ (Jn. 14:2; RSV “room”; NEB “dwelling-place”). A cognate of the verb ménō (“remain, abide”; cf. 15:4–10), monḗ expresses the permanence of the believer’s dwelling in the Father’s house after death. In 14:23
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ROOM. The rendering of nine Heb. and Gr. words.1. Heb. maqôm. “place,” “standing-ground.”. place for a traveler and his camels (Gen 24:23, 31), requested by Abraham’s servant from Rebekah.2. Heb. qēn, “room” (properly, “nest”). The separate compartments in the ark prepared by Noah in which to quarter
MANSION. This word appears only once in the KJV at Jn 14:2, where it is an apparent carry-over from the Latin Vulg. mansiones, meaning “abiding places.” With the passage of time mansion has come to have an idea of grandiosity not intended by the original Gr. nor the Lat. translation. The true meaning
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MANSIONS (av) (Gk. monai, Vulg. mansiones. rvmg. ‘abiding-places’, rsv ‘rooms’). Various speculations have been made about this figure of speech used by our Lord in Jn. 14:2 (e.g. B. F. Westcott, The Gospel according to St John, 2, 1908, p. 167). Most scholars agree that what is intended is that the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Room. The references to “room” in Matt. 23:6; Mark 12:39; Luke 14:7, 8; 20:46, signify the highest place on the highest couch round the dinner or supper table—the “uppermost seat,” as it is more accurately rendered in Luke 11:43.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ROOM. As an apartment (see House). The term is sometimes used in the present sense of entrance, opportunity, as in the proverb, “A man’s gift makes room for him” (Prov. 18:16).“The place of honor” at a wedding (Luke 14:8; “highest room,” KJV) is the rendering of Gk. prōtoklisia (the “first reclining
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Roomroom, a space bounded by three or more walls. Biblical references include dwelling spaces (the ‘upper room’ of Mark 14:15), guest rooms (Mark 14:14; Philem. 1:22), Temple rooms (Ezek. 40:10; 1 Kings 6:29–30), and royal chambers (Jer. 35:4).
Mansionsmansions (kjv), rooms or home. Jesus, in view of his ascension, comforted his disciples by means of an analogy: ‘In my father’s house are many rooms’ (John 14:2; kjv: ‘mansions,’ neb: ‘dwelling-places’). Since, in biblical thought, the earth is roofed by seven domelike heavens, there would
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ROOMS — separate compartments into which buildings were divided. Typical houses in Bible times had few rooms. The upper room, enclosed on the housetop, was the most desirable one in the house, and it usually was given to house guests. Jesus probably held the Last Supper in a room like this (Mark 14:14;
MANSIONS — the translation of a Greek word in John 14:2 that means “rooms.” Jesus did not describe Heaven as a neighborhood of beautiful country estates, where each person will have his own mansion. He promised many individual rooms, or dwelling-places, within the one house. In heaven the believer will
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MANSION<man’-shun> ([μονή, mone], “abode”): In Jn 14:2, the word is used in the plural: “In my Father’s house are many mansions,” the Revised Version margin “abiding places.” The ideas conveyed are those of abundance of room, and permanence of habitation, in the heavenly world.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Room. In Matt. 23:6 “room” means place or seat. The “uppermost room” is the uppermost seat on the couch.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
MANSION (μονή, Jn 14:2, 23).—1. ‘Mansion,’ like μονή, is properly an abstract noun, meaning ‘a staying,’ ‘an abiding.’ In English literature it is first found in Hampole’s Psalter, 5. 8 (c. 1340 a.d.), ‘þai entire in til God is house of heuen and takis þaire joy and þaire mansyon in þaire perfeccioun.’
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
MANSION KJV translation of the Greek word mone [mō nāʹ] in John 14:2, meaning “dwelling place” or “room.” Before going away Jesus promised to make provision of a dwelling place for His disciples. The Latin Vulgate had translated the word as mansio, which referred to a dwelling or home. KJV translated
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
mansion. This term, which in present English usually refers to an imposing house, is used by the NIV a few times (e.g., for the expression “great houses,” Amos 3:15). The KJV uses it only once in the well-known words of Jesus, “In my Father’s house are many mansions” (Jn. 14:2), but the meaning here