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Walls
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Basic architectural features used to delineate space. They may support a ceiling or floor structure, divide rooms within a structure, support existing structures, delineate interior from exterior space, or provide a separation for defensive purposes.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Walls
Walls Basic architectural features used to delineate space. They may support a ceiling or floor structure, divide rooms within a structure, support existing structures, delineate interior from exterior space, or provide a separation for defensive purposes.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Walls
walls, structures that limit areas, whether in buildings or for defense. This term is used in the Bible to translate a number of Hebrew and Greek words representing various kinds of structures. Ancient literature, art, and archaeological remains provide detailed information on the techniques of wall
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Walls
WALLS. To build his earliest houses, man used any available stone or lumps of unbaked mud, roughly shaped, e.g. Jarmo in E Iraq (Antiquity 24, 1950, pp. 185–195), Jericho (PEQ 88, 1956, plates X-XI). In Palestine stone foundations were often surmounted by brick walls. The enormous city walls of the mid-2nd
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Walls
WallsWalls provided the primary defense of a city or fortress, along with towers and gate complexes. The height and thickness of a city wall depended upon the perceived need for the defense of a particular city and its economic capabilities (for labor and materials). Cities important to a monarchial
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Walls
Walls. Only a few points need be noticed.1. The practice common in Palestine of carrying foundations down to the solid rock, as in the case of the temple, with structures intended to be permanent. Luke 6:48. 2. A feature of some parts of Solomon’s buildings, as described by Josephus, corresponds remarkably
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Walls
Wallswalls, structures that limit areas, whether in building or for defense. This term is used in the Bible to translate a number of Hebrew and Greek words representing various kinds of structures. Ancient literature, art, and archaeological remains provide detailed information on the techniques of
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Walls
WALLS Outside vertical structures of houses and the fortifications surrounding cities. In ancient times the walls of cities and houses were constructed of bricks made of clay mixed with reed and hardened in the sun. Archaeologists estimate that the walls of Nineveh were wide enough to drive three chariots
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Walls
WallsWall o.s. differs from floor o.s. in important ways. Marble is common, as it is on pavements, but fragile, and hence more precious materials such as vitreous pastes, mother-of-pearl, and enamel are found on o.s. walls, whereas these materials are largely absent in o.s. pavements. Unlike the o.s.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
WALLS
WALLS [חוֹמָהkhomah, קִירqir; φραγμός phragmos, τεῖχος teichos]. A vertical structure enclosing or dividing an area. One thinks immediately of the walls of buildings, but cities and fortresses were also distinguished by their defensive walls.The primary materials for walls in the ANE were stone
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