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in which a person may be kept hid or secret (cokh, Psalms 27:5; cukkah--the usual term--Psalms 31:20), or otherwise be withdrawn from view.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