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English translation of at least seven Hebrew words referring to a portion of a house or building. Included are sleeping quarters (2 Kings 6:12 ); bathroom (Judges 3:24 ); private inner room reserved for a bride (Judges 15:1 ; Joel 2:16 ); private, personal cubicle in the Temple furnished with benches (1 Samuel 9:22 ; 2 Kings 23:11 ); storage rooms (Nehemiah 12:44 ); a cool upper room built on the roof (Judges 3:20 ) or over the city gate (2 Samuel 18:33 ); and the ribs or beams forming side rooms in the Temple (1 Kings 7:3 ). The New Testament speaks of inner rooms of a house (Matthew 6:6 ; Matthew 24:26 ; Luke 12:3 ) or of a storeroom (Luke 12:24 ). See Architecture.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Chamber'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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