Pavilion [N] [S]

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.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Pavilion". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


Tabernacle; dwelling.

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 )

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"Entry for 'Pavilion'". A King James Dictionary.

Pavilion, [N] [E]

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.

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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Pavilion,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.



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in which a person may be kept hid or secret (cokh, Psalms 27:5; cukkah--the usual term--Psalms 31:20), or otherwise be withdrawn from view.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."

James Orr

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