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Upper Room
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An upper chamber of a multistory house or other structure that was built upon the roof of a lower level; used variously for sleeping, dining, or entertaining guests. Upper rooms are featured in several biblical events—most famously the Last Supper (Mark 14:14–15; Luke 22:11–12).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Upper Room
Upper Room (עֲלִיָּה‎, aliyyah; ἀνάγαιον, anagaion, ὑπερῷον, hyperōon). An upper chamber of a multistory house or other structure that was built upon the roof of a lower level; used variously for sleeping, dining, or entertaining guests. Upper rooms are featured in several biblical events—most famously
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Upper Room
Upper Room. Second-story room of a Hebrew or a Greek house; often like a tower, built on the flat roof of a Hebrew home for privacy, for comfort during the hot season, or for the entertainment of guests. In some instances it could accommodate large gatherings of people. In at least one instance, the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Upper Chamber; Upper Room; Roof Chamber
Upper Chamber; Upper Room; Roof Chamber [Heb. ʿalîyâ (e.g., Neh. 3:31f), maʿa (emended to ʿalîyâ, Am. 9:6), liškâ ʿelyon (Ezk. 42:5; supplied in v 6); Aram ʿillî (Dnl. 6:10 [MT 11]); Gk. anágaion (Mk. 14:15; Lk. 22:12), hyperó̧̄on (Acts 1:13; 9:37, 39; 20:8)]; AV also LOFT, GOING UP,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Upper Room
UPPER ROOM Second-story room of a Hebrew or a Greek house; often like a tower, built on the flat roof of a Hebrew home for privacy, for comfort during the hot season, or for the entertainment of guests. In some instances it could accommodate large gatherings of people. In at least one instance, the room
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Upper Room
upper room, the room in which Jesus is said to have celebrated his last meal with the disciples (Mark 14:15; Luke 22:12; nrsv: “room upstairs”). According to Acts 1:13, the disciples continued to gather there in the days after the ascension of Jesus until they were filled with the Holy Spirit on the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Upper Room
Upper RoomA room in the upper story or one built onto the flat roof of a large Palestinian house. It was in such an upper guest chamber (Gk. anágaion) in Jerusalem that Jesus gathered with his disciples for the Last Supper (Mark 14:15 = Luke 22:12; cf. Matt. 26:18). The upper room is described as being
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Upper Room
Upper Room. A room or chamber on the flat roof of a Palestinian house. Sometimes it was no more than a tent (2 Sam. 16:22) or a booth (Neh. 8:16–17), but it might be built as a second story (e.g., Judg. 3:20; Jer. 22:13–14 [Heb. ˓alîyâ]; Dan. 6:10). Such rooms were often used for guests (e.g., 1
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Upper Room
Upper Roomupper room, the room in which Jesus is said to have celebrated his last meal with the disciples (Mark 14:15). According to Acts 1:13, the disciples continued to gather there in the days before Pentecost. The much later story of the pilgrimage of the Spanish nun Egeria to the Holy Land (a.d.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Loft
LOFT — KJV word for Upper Room, an upper story or small room built on the flat roof of a Palestinian house (1 Kin. 17:19; upper chamber, NRSV; roof-chamber, REB).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
UPPER CHAMBER; UPPER ROOM
UPPER CHAMBER; UPPER ROOM<up’-er cham’-ber>, (עֲלִיָּה[̀aliyah] (2 Ki 1:2), etc.; [ἀνώγεον, anogeon] (Mk 14:15; Lk 22:12), [ὑπερω̦̂ον, huperoon] (Acts 1:13; 9:37, 39; 20:8)): In Jdg 3:20 the English Revised Version renders “summer parlor” and in the margin “Hebrew: `Upper chamber
LOFT
LOFTIn 1 Ki 17:23, changed in the Revised Version (British and American) to “chamber.”
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Loft
LOFT KJV term for the upper room (NASB, NIV) or chamber (NRSV, cp. REB) of a house (1 Kings 17:19). See Architecture; House; Upper Room.
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