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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Inn

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In the modern sense, unknown in the East. The khans or caravanserais, which correspond to the European inn, are not alluded to in the Old Testament. The "inn" mentioned in Exodus 4:24 was just the halting-place of the caravan. In later times khans were erected for the accommodation of travellers. In Luke 2:7 the word there so rendered denotes a place for loosing the beasts of their burdens. It is rendered "guest-chamber" in Mark 14:14 and Luke 22:11 . In Luke 10:34 the word so rendered is different. That inn had an "inn-keeper," who attended to the wants of travellers.


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Inn'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/i/inn.html. 1897.

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