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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(חָנוּת, chanuth'; Sept. merely Graecizes, ἡ χερέθ ), properly a vault or cell (so the margin) within the dungeon, and under ground, for the separate confinement of prisoners (Jeremiah 37:16). Others (Scheid, in the Diss. Lugdun. p. 988) understand it to mean a curved post, i.e. the stocks (comp. Jeremiah 20:2-3; Jeremiah 29:26). The idea conveyed in either case is that the prophet suffered the most severe and loathsome imprisonment. (See PRISON).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Cabin'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/c/cabin.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.