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Holman Bible Dictionary
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 (Hosea 13:3
); holes in places were doves live (Isaiah 60:8
); holes in heaven through which rain falls (Genesis 7:11
; Genesis 8:2
; Malachi 3:10
; compare 2 Kings 7:2
). The Hebrew term indicates holes in the wall for air and light (Genesis 8:6
; Joshua 2:15
; Judges 5:28
among others). Recessed widows with lattice work marked elaborate public buildings such as the Temple ( 1 Kings 6:4
) and the royal palace (2 Kings 9:30
). A third Hebrew term related to enabling something to be seen (1 Kings 7:4
). See Architecture; House
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Window'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/w/window.html. 1991.