He made darkness his secret place; his PAVILION round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. ( Psalm 18:11-12 )
a temporary movable tent or habitation.
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in which a person may be kept hid or secret (cokh, Psalms 27:5; cukkah--the usual term--Psalms 31:20), or otherwise be withdrawn from view.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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