Upper Chamber; Upper Room


up'-er cham'-ber, (`aliyah (2 Kings 1:2), etc.; anogeon (Mark 14:15; Luke 22:12), huperoon (Acts 1:13; 9:37,39; 20:8)):

In Judges 3:20 the English Revised Version renders "summer parlor" and in the margin "Hebrew: `Upper chamber of cooling.'" This was probably a roof-chamber. The "upper chamber" of Ahaziah in 2 Kings 1:2 was evidently in the 2nd story of the building. On the "upper chambers" of the temple (1 Chronicles 28:11; 2 Chronicles 3:9), see TEMPLE. The "large upper room" which was the scene of the Last Supper, with that in Acts 1:13, was also plainly an upper-story chamber. That in Acts 20:8 was in the 3rd story (at Miletus, a Greek city).

See also HOUSE.

James Orr

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'UPPER CHAMBER; UPPER ROOM'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.