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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Window
Window [Heb. ḥallôn] (Gen. 8:6; Josh. 2:15; 2 S. 6:16; Prov. 7:6; Ezk. 40:16; etc.); NEB also EMBRASURE, OPENING, TRAP-DOOR; [ʾarubbâ] (Gen. 7:11; Eccl. 12:3; Isa. 60:8; Hos. 13:3; etc.); AV also CHIMNEY; NEB also CHIMNEY, DOVECOTE; [meḥe] (1 K. 7:4, 5); [ṣōhar] (Gen. 6:16); RSV footnote;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chimney
CHIMNEY. The word more properly means “lattice” or “window.” The word “chimney” is found only in Hos 13:3. RSV translates the passage: “… like smoke from window.” The houses had no chimneys.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Window
WindowA rectangular opening in the wall of a house. It could be opened as needed (2 Kgs. 13:17), and was often covered with a lattice through which one could look out (Judg. 5:28; 2 Sam. 6:16 = 1 Chr. 15:29; Prov. 7:6) or in (Cant. 2:9). Windows were usually small and few in number, in order to keep
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Window
Window (Heb. ˒arubbâ, ḥallôn, meḥe; Aram. kawwîn; Gk. thyrís). A rectangular opening in the wall of a house. It could be opened as needed (2 Kgs. 13:17), and was often covered with a lattice through which one could look out (Judg. 5:28; 2 Sam. 6:16 par. 1 Chr. 15:29; Prov. 7:6) or in
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Window
Window. The window of an Oriental house consists generally of an aperture closed in with lattice-work. Judges 5:28; Prov. 7:6, Authorized Version “casement”; Eccles. 12:3, Authorized Version “window”; Song 2:9; Hos. 13:3, Authorized Version “chimney.” Glass has been introduced into Egypt in modern times
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Chimney
CHIMNEY (Heb. ˓ărūbbâ, “lattice”). The expression “like smoke from a chimney” (Hos. 13:3) should be rendered “smoke out of the window” (thus NIV), i.e., “window lattice,” as the houses were without chimneys. The same word is elsewhere translated “window.” See House.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Window
Windowproperly only an opening in a house for the admission of light and air, covered with lattice-work, which might be opened or closed (2 Kings 1:2; Acts 20:9). The spies in Jericho and Paul at Damascus were let down from the windows of houses abutting on the town wall (Josh. 2:15; 2 Cor. 11:33).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Window
WINDOW — an opening in the wall of a building. Windows varied in size, ornamentation, and style. They usually were protected by wooden lattice-work or grills. Some windows were large enough for a person to go through (Josh. 2:15; 1 Sam. 19:12). Windows were often spoken of symbolically in the Bible,
Chimney
CHIMNEY — an opening in an outside wall of a house through which smoke from a fire could escape (Hos. 13:3). An opening like this was generally a feature in poorer households, which used wood as a fuel. The wealthy classes often lit a fire in the outside court for warmth at night (Mark 14:54; Luke 22:55).
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Window
WindowWindows are mentioned in the Bible relatively few times. As openings in houses from which people see out and view the world, windows connote knowledge and vision, as well as an avenue of contact with the world beyond one’s house. When set in the outer walls of a city, they present a way of escape
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Chimney
Chimʹney. The word rendered “chimney” (Hos. 13:3) means an opening covered with lattice-work, through which the smoke passes out. The same word is elsewhere rendered window.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Window
WINDOW English translation of several Hebrew and Greek terms indicating holes in a house. Such holes served several purposes: as a chimney for smoke to escape (Hos. 13:3); holes in places where doves live (Isa. 60:8); holes in heaven through which rain falls (Gen. 7:11; 8:2; Mal. 3:10; cp. 2 Kings 7:2).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Window
window. The most common Hebrew word for “window” is ḥallôn H2707 (Gen. 8:6 et al.). In the NT, Greek thyris G2600 occurs only twice (Acts 20:9; 2 Cor. 11:33). Archaeological evidence indicates wide variation in size, frequency, ornamentation, and closers. Numerous windows were used in Jeremiah’s time