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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The apartments or portion of the house allotted to females in Mohammedan families.

2. (n.) The family of wives and concubines belonging to one man, in Mohammedan countries; a seraglio.

Strong's Hebrew
802. ishshah -- woman, wife, female
... adulteress* (2), any woman (1), childbearing* (1), each (3), each one (1), each
woman (1), every (1), everyone (1), female (3), girls* (1), harem* (5), harlot's ...
/hebrew/802.htm - 6k

1004. bayith -- a house
... 2), boxes (1), buildings (2), daughter (1), dungeon* (2), faced inward (1), family
(2), family* (1), guard* (1), hall (1), hangings (1), harem* (5), holders (7 ...
/hebrew/1004.htm - 7k


Meanwhile, Angela Sovrani was Detained in Her Studio by the ...
... Do you know? It is to keep a harem like a grand Turk;"and woe betide the woman who
joins the company without understanding that she is to be one of the many! ...
/.../corelli/the master-christian/xi meanwhile angela sovrani was.htm

Chapter xx
... to say of" someone (KS327 g). When Abimelech takes Sarah, that implies, not as the
phrase sometimes means, to take in marriage, but only, to take into his harem ...
//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xx.htm

Song of Songs
... theory now adhere in general to the view that the poem celebrates the fidelity of
a peasant maid who had been captured and brought to Solomon's harem, but who ...
/.../mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/song of songs.htm

The Reign of David.
... His Great Sin and Its Bitter Consequences. David's high ideals and noble chivalry
could not withstand the enervating influence of his growing harem. ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter xi the reign of.htm

The Family of a Saint
... the world. At heart the African has always longed for a harem in his house;
he inclines naturally to the polygamy of Muslemism. In ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bertrand/saint augustin/ii the family of a.htm

Womanhood of the Byzantine Decadence
... sacrificing his daughter Theodora on the altar of his ambition gave her in marriage
to Orkhan, and sent her to dwell at Brusa, as a member of the Sultan's harem ...
/.../brittain/women of early christianity/xv womanhood of the byzantine.htm

History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 5
... with the Pharaoh -- The king's messengers -- The allied states -- Royal presents
and marriages; the status of foreigners in the royal harem -- Commerce with ...
/.../history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 5/title page.htm

History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 2
... of Pharaoh, Pharaoh the mediator between the gods and his subjects -- Pharaoh in
family life; his amusements, his occupations, his cares -- His harem: the women ...
/.../history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 2/title page.htm

The Last Days of the Old Eastern World
... Persepolis, and Susa; Persian architecture and sculpture; court life, the king and
his harem"Revolutions in the palace"Xerxes I., Sekudianos, Darius II ...
/.../chapter iithe last days of.htm

The Nations of the North-East
... But this did not prevent them from marrying into the Pharaoh's family, while
their daughters were sent to the harem of the Egyptian king. ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iv the nations of.htm

... Successes in further wars come and add other women to be distributed. Of course
to the sheik or king there soon comes the seraglio and the harem. ...
/p/polygamy.htm - 19k

Bigtha (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Garden, or gift of fortune, one of the seven eunuchs or
chamberlains who had charge of the harem of Ahasuerus (Esther 1:10). Int. ...
/b/bigtha.htm - 7k

Harem (8 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The family of wives and concubines belonging to one man, in Mohammedan
countries; a seraglio. Multi-Version Concordance Harem (8 Occurrences). ...
/h/harem.htm - 9k

Xerxes (24 Occurrences)
... During the remainder of his reign, Xerxes seems to have spent a listless existence,
absorbed in intrigues of the harem, and leaving the government to be ...
/x/xerxes.htm - 14k

Immanuel (3 Occurrences)
... The hypothesis of some critics that a woman of the harem of Ahaz became the mother
of Hezekiah, and that he was the Immanuel of the prophet's thought is not ...
/i/immanuel.htm - 16k

Rumah (2 Occurrences)
... Alexandrinus Rhuma): To this place belonged Pedaiah whose daughter Zebudah (the
Revised Version (British and American) "Zebidah") entered the harem of Josiah ...
/r/rumah.htm - 8k

Rab-saris (3 Occurrences)
... They usually had charge of his harem; sometimes they occupied court positions.
Frequently they superintended the education of the youth. ...
/r/rab-saris.htm - 9k

Rabsaris (3 Occurrences)
... They usually had charge of his harem; sometimes they occupied court positions.
Frequently they superintended the education of the youth. ...
/r/rabsaris.htm - 10k

Esther (48 Occurrences)
... She was a Jewess named Hadas'sah (the myrtle), but when she entered the royal harem
she received the name by which she henceforth became known (Esther 2:7). It ...
/e/esther.htm - 58k

Eunuch (20 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 56:4, 5). On the other hand, the kings of Israel and Judah followed their
royal neighbors in employing eunuchs (1) as guardians of the harem (2 Kings 9 ...
/e/eunuch.htm - 22k

Bible Concordance
Harem (8 Occurrences)

Esther 2:3 Let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the beautiful young virgins to the citadel of Susa, to the women's house, to the custody of Hegai the king's eunuch, keeper of the women. Let cosmetics be given them;

Esther 2:8 So it happened, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together to the citadel of Susa, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was taken into the king's house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.
(See NIV)

Esther 2:9 The maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness from him. He quickly gave her cosmetics and her portions of food, and the seven choice maidens who were to be given her out of the king's house. He moved her and her maidens to the best place in the women's house.

Esther 2:11 Mordecai walked every day in front of the court of the women's house, to find out how Esther did, and what would become of her.

Esther 2:13 The young woman then came to the king like this: whatever she desired was given her to go with her out of the women's house to the king's house.

Esther 2:14 In the evening she went, and on the next day she returned into the second women's house, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's eunuch, who kept the concubines. She came in to the king no more, unless the king delighted in her, and she was called by name.

Esther 2:15 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, came to go in to the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's eunuch, the keeper of the women, advised. Esther obtained favor in the sight of all those who looked at her.
(See NIV)

Ecclesiastes 2:8 I got together silver and gold and the wealth of kings and of countries. I got makers of song, male and female; and the delights of the sons of men--girls of all sorts to be my brides.
(See NIV)



Harem: Persian Household

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