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Cabin

CABIN

kab'-in (chanuyyoth, "vaults"; Jeremiah 37:16 the Revised Version (British and American), "cells"):

In the East the prison often consisted of a pit (compare "dungeon-house" the Revised Version (British and American) and "house of the pit" the Revised Version, margin) with vaulted cells around it for the confinement of prisoners. The word is probably a gloss. The phrase "and into the cells" seems superfluous after "into the dungeonhouse."


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CABIN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.