Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Guest-Chamber

GUEST-CHAMBER

gest'-cham-ber:

The translation of

(1) (lishkah) (1 Samuel 9:22, the King James Version "parlor"), and

(2) (kataluma) (Mark 14:14 parallel Luke 22:11).

The lishkah was probably a room in which the sacrificial feasts were held. Kataluma is derived from kataluo, which means "to slacken," i.e. the ropes of the beasts of burden, and hence, "to lodge." Kataluma has accordingly often the sense of "inn," but as used in Mr and Lu it has the narrower meaning of a room in which to eat.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'GUEST-CHAMBER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.