|pa-vil'-yun ((soc) tabernacle, covert, den, (succah) booth, (shaphrur) glittering pavilion)
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A tent or tabernacle ( 2 Samuel 22:12 ; 1 Kings 20:12
- 16 ), or enclosure ( Psalms 18:11 ; 27:5 ). In Jeremiah 43:10 it probably denotes
the canopy suspended over the judgement-seat of the king.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
A temporary movable tent or habitation.
(1) Soc, properly an enclosed place, also rendered "tabernacle," "covert" and
"den;" once only "pavilion." ( Psalms 27:5 ) (Among the Egyptians pavilions were
built in a similar style to houses, though on a smaller scale in various parts
of the country, and in the foreign districts through which the Egyptian armies
passed, for the use of the king --Wilkinson .)
(2) Succah, Usually "tabernacle" and "booth."
(3) Shaphrur and shaphrir, a word used once only, in ( Jeremiah 49:10 ) to signify
glory or splendor, and hence probably to be understood of the splendid covering
of the royal throne.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
A covered place, booth, tent, in which a person may be kept hid or secret (cokh,
Psalms 27:5 ; cukkah--the usual term -- Psalms 31:20), or otherwise be withdrawn
from view. The term is used with reference to God (2 Samuel 22:12 ; Psalms 18:11);
to kings drinking in privacy (1 Kings 20:12 , 16); the Revised Version (British
and American) gives "pavilion" for the King James Version "tabernacle" in Job
36:29 ; Isaiah 4:6 ; while in Numbers 25:8 it substitutes this word, with the
margin "alcove," for the King James Version "tent" (qubbah), and Jeremiah 43:10,
for "royal pavilion" (shaphrur), reads in the margin "glittering pavilion."
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