Jeremiah 36:22
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New International Version
It was the ninth month and the king was sitting in the winter apartment, with a fire burning in the firepot in front of him.

New Living Translation
It was late autumn, and the king was in a winterized part of the palace, sitting in front of a fire to keep warm.

English Standard Version
It was the ninth month, and the king was sitting in the winter house, and there was a fire burning in the fire pot before him.

New American Standard Bible
Now the king was sitting in the winter house in the ninth month, with a fire burning in the brazier before him.

King James Bible
Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since it was the ninth month, the king was sitting in his winter quarters with a fire burning in front of him.

International Standard Version
The king was sitting in the winter palace in the ninth month and a stove was burning in front of him.

NET Bible
Since it was the ninth month of the year, the king was sitting in his winter quarters. A fire was burning in the firepot in front of him.

New Heart English Bible
Now the king was sitting in the winter house in the ninth month: and there was a fire in the brazier burning before him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It was the ninth month, and the king was in his winter house sitting in front of the fire in the fireplace.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now the king was sitting in the winter-house in the ninth month; and the brazier was burning before him.

New American Standard 1977
Now the king was sitting in the winter house in the ninth month, with a fire burning in the brazier before him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month, and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.

King James 2000 Bible
Now the king sat in the winter house in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.

American King James Version
Now the king sat in the winter house in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.

American Standard Version
Now the king was sitting in the winter-house in the ninth month: and there was a fire in the brazier burning before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the king sat in the winter house, In the ninth month: and there was a hearth before him full of burning coals.

Darby Bible Translation
Now the king was sitting in the winter-house in the ninth month, and with the fire-pan burning before him.

English Revised Version
Now the king sat in the winter house in the ninth month: and there was a fire in the brasier burning before him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the king sat in the winter-house in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.

World English Bible
Now the king was sitting in the winter house in the ninth month: and [there was a fire in] the brazier burning before him.

Young's Literal Translation
and the king is sitting in the winter-house, in the ninth month, and the stove before him is burning,
Study Bible
King Jehoiakim Burns the Scroll
21Then the king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and he took it out of the chamber of Elishama the scribe. And Jehudi read it to the king as well as to all the officials who stood beside the king. 22Now the king was sitting in the winter house in the ninth month, with a fire burning in the brazier before him. 23When Jehudi had read three or four columns, the king cut it with a scribe's knife and threw it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.…
Cross References
Judges 3:20
Ehud came to him while he was sitting alone in his cool roof chamber. And Ehud said, "I have a message from God for you." And he arose from his seat.

Jeremiah 36:9
Now in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the ninth month, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem proclaimed a fast before the LORD.

Amos 3:15
"I will also smite the winter house together with the summer house; The houses of ivory will also perish And the great houses will come to an end," Declares the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

Now the king sat in the winter house in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.

A warm apartment suited to the season of the year, (December, when snow is often upon the ground in Palestine,) in which was a pan or brazier ({ach,} or {ikhkh,} as it is pronounced in Arabic) of burning charcoal; for we learn from Bp Pococke, and Dr. Russuel, that this was the mode in which the Orientals warmed their apartments.

Jeremiah 22:14-16 That said, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cuts …

Jeremiah 3:20 Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have …

Amos 3:15 And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the …

(22) Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month.--The "winterhouse" (the palaces of kings seem to have been commonly provided with such a special apartment; comp. Amos 3:15) was probably the southern wing of the palace. It was in November or December, and, as glass windows were unknown, a charcoal fire, placed after the Eastern fashion in a brazier, or earthen pot, in the middle of the room, was a necessity. So we find a fire in the court of the high priest's palace in the raw early morning of a Passover in March or April (John 18:18).

Verse 22. - In the winter house; i.e. that part of the royal palace (beth, house, may also be rendered apartment) which was arranged for a winter habitation (comp. Amos 3:15). According to Dr. Thomson ('The Land and the Book,' p. 309), the more airy part of a house is called "summerhouse," and the more sheltered room "winter house." The ninth month, in which the events now being related took place, corresponded approximately to our December. It was, therefore, the cold and rainy season; December is a stormy month in Palestine. A fire on the hearth; rather, in the chafing dish (or, brazier). It was a vessel with live coals placed in the centre of the room, still used in the East in cold weather. Now the king sat in the winter house, in the ninth month,.... The month Cisleu, which answers to part of November, and part of December; and so was the midst of winter, and a proper time for the king to be in his winter house; though, as this was a fast day, it would have been more proper for him to have been at the worship of God in the temple, Jeremiah 36:9. This winter house probably was a winter parlour, as distinguished from a summer parlour, Judges 3:20; and both might be under the same roof, or parts of the same house; only the one might be more airy and cool, and the other more close and warm. Kings had their summer and winter houses; see Amos 3:15; this circumstance is mentioned for the sake of what follows, the burning of the roll; and accounts for there being a fire at hand to do it:

and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him; there was a stove, or some such vessel or instrument, in which a large fire of wood was made, at which the king sat to keep himself warm while the roll was reading, and about which the princes stood. 22. winter house—(Am 3:15).

ninth month—namely, of the religious year, that is, November or December.

fire on … hearth—rather, the stove was burning before him. In the East neither chimneys nor ovens are used, but, in cold weather, a brazen vessel containing burning charcoal; when the wood has burned to embers, a cover is placed over the pot to make it retain the heat.36:20-32 Those who despise the word of God, will soon show, as this king did, that they hate it; and, like him, they would wish it destroyed. See what enmity there is against God in the carnal mind, and wonder at his patience. The princes showed some concern, till they saw how light the king made of it. Beware of making light of God's word!
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