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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 .

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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 'Window'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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