Ceiling
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Ceiling

The descriptions of Scripture, (1 Kings 6:9,15; 7:3; 2 Chronicles 3:5,9; Jeremiah 22:14; Haggai 1:4) and of Josephus, show that the ceilings of the temple and the palaces of the Jewish kings were formed of cedar planks applied to the beams or joists crossing from wall to wall. "Oriental houses seem to have been the reverse of ours, the ceiling being of wood, richly ornamented, and the floor of plaster or tiles."

ATS Bible Dictionary
Ceiling

The ancients took great pains to ornament the ceilings of their best apartments; making them sometimes of a sort of wainscoting, in squares or complicated figures; and sometimes of a fine plaster with beautiful moldings, tinted and relieved by gilding, small mirrors, etc., 1 Kings 6:15 2 Chronicles 3:5 Jeremiah 22:14.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The covering (1 Kings 7:3, 7) of the inside roof and walls of a house with planks of wood (2 Chronicles 3:5; Jeremiah 22:14). Ceilings were sometimes adorned with various ornaments in stucco, gold, silver, gems, and ivory. The ceilings of the temple and of Solomon's palace are described 1 Kings 6:9, 15; 7:3; 2 Chronicles 3:5,9.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ceil.

2. (n.) The inside lining of a room overhead; the under side of the floor above; the upper surface opposite to the floor.

3. (n.) The lining or finishing of any wall or other surface, with plaster, thin boards, etc.; also, the work when done.

4. (n.) The inner planking of a vessel.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CEILED; CEILING

seld, sel'-ing (the King James Version and the English Revised Version Cieled, Cieling; the Hebrew words for "ceiled" are chippah, caphan, sachiph; for "ceiling," cippun): Ceiling occurs only in 1 Kings 6:15. It comes from the root caphan, meaning "to cover." It has its common meaning of the upper surface of a room; there is, however, some doubt of the textual Ceiled is found in 2 Chronicles 3:5 ((chippah); Jeremiah 22:14 Haggai 1:4 (caphan in both); Ezekiel 41:16 (sachiph)), the text of the last passage being doubtful. In none of these cases does "ceiled" refer to the upper surface of a room, but to the covering or paneling of the inner walls of a house with cedar or other costly wood. This is in accordance with a common early use of the English word, no longer frequent.

George Ricker Berry

Strong's Hebrew
5604. sippun -- a ceiling
... 5603, 5604. sippun. 5605 . a ceiling. Transliteration: sippun Phonetic
Spelling: (sip-poon') Short Definition: ceiling. Word Origin ...
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7023. qir -- a wall
... Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition a wall NASB Word Usage ceiling (1),
ceiling* (1), city (1), male* (6), masons* (1), Oh (1), side (2), sides (3 ...
/hebrew/7023.htm - 6k

6763. tsela -- rib, side
... Leaf); hence, a side, literally (of a person) or figuratively (of an object or the
sky, ie Quarter); architecturally, a (especially floor or ceiling) timber or ...
/hebrew/6763.htm - 6k

Library

That He Instructed the Governors Concerning the Beautifying of the ...
... "With respect to the ceiling [3264] of the church, I wish to know from you whether
in ... If the panel ceiling be adopted, it may also be ornamented with gold. ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter xxxii that he instructed the.htm

Illusive Appearance of the Moon.
... Book IV. Chapter XXXVII."Illusive Appearance of the Moon. And they make
moon and stars appear on the ceiling after this manner. ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter xxxvii illusive appearance of the.htm

The Annunciation
... them. The ceiling was formed by intersecting beams, the spaces between
being filled with wickerwork decorated with star-patterns. ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/viii the annunciation.htm

First Forgiveness, Then Healing
... Saviour. For this palsied man, who was let down by ropes through the ceiling,
was the most remarkable person in that congregation. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 41 1895/first forgiveness then healing.htm

Letter from the Emperor to Macarius, Bishop of Jerusalem ...
... artificers, and what sums of money, are requisite; and let me know promptly not
only about the marbles and columns, but also about the panelled ceiling, if you ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter xvi letter from the emperor.htm

Representation of the Cross in the Palace, and of Daniel at the ...
... that in the principal apartment of the imperial palace itself, on a vast tablet
[3282] displayed in the center of its gold-covered paneled ceiling, he caused ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter xlix representation of the cross.htm

My Readers Will not Wonder That, after This, I did My Very Best to ...
... The room was low with a coved ceiling, and occupied the whole top of the
house, immediately under the roof. It was quite empty. ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 36 my readers will.htm

The Procession of Amen
... Two great pillars, closely set, supported the ceiling. ... The ceiling was a
marvelous marquetry of many and wondrously harmonious colors. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter iv the procession of.htm

Ephesians iv. 4
... Statues again, which stood with so much gracefulness, with the ceiling resting on
them, these you may see all exposed, with the roof torn off, and themselves ...
/.../homily x ephesians iv 4.htm

The Gods of Egypt
... 1 The twelve forms of the sun during the twelve hours of the day, from the ceiling
of the Hall of the New Year at Edfu. Drawing by Faucher-Gudin. ...
/.../chapter ii the gods of egypt.htm

Thesaurus
Ceiling (7 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) The inner planking of a vessel. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CEILED;
CEILING. ... George Ricker Berry. Multi-Version Concordance Ceiling (7 Occurrences) ...
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Ceiled (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Ceil. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
CEILED; CEILING. seld, sel'-ing (the King James Version ...
/c/ceiled.htm - 8k

Joists (4 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 6:15 And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar: from
the floor of the house unto the walls of the ceiling, he covered them on the ...
/j/joists.htm - 7k

Lined (6 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 6:15 And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar; from
the floor of the house unto the joists of the ceiling, he covered them on ...
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Rafters (5 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 6:15 He built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar: from the
floor of the house to the walls of the ceiling, he covered them on the ...
/r/rafters.htm - 7k

Roof (55 Occurrences)
... mask. It is better, however, to consider the vault as the ceiling only,
in cases where it has farther covering. 2. (n.) That which ...
/r/roof.htm - 24k

Paneling (3 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 6:15 He built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar: from the
floor of the house to the walls of the ceiling, he covered them on the ...
/p/paneling.htm - 7k

Pine (28 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 6:15 He built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar: from the
floor of the house to the walls of the ceiling, he covered them on the ...
/p/pine.htm - 17k

Fir (22 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 6:15 He built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar: from the
floor of the house to the walls of the ceiling, he covered them on the ...
/f/fir.htm - 19k

Walls (152 Occurrences)
... (BBE). 1 Kings 6:15 He built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar:
from the floor of the house to the walls of the ceiling, he covered them on the ...
/w/walls.htm - 38k

Concordance
Ceiling (7 Occurrences)

1 Kings 6:9
So he built the house, and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.
(See RSV)

1 Kings 6:15
He built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar: from the floor of the house to the walls of the ceiling, he covered them on the inside with wood; and he covered the floor of the house with boards of fir.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 6:16
He built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the walls of the ceiling : he built them for it within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place.
(WEB ASV NAS NIV)

1 Kings 7:7
He made the porch of the throne where he was to judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 3:5
The greater house he made a ceiling with fir wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.
(WEB)

2 Chronicles 3:7
He overlaid also the house, the beams, the thresholds, and its walls, and its doors, with gold; and engraved cherubim on the walls.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 22:14
who says, I will build me a wide house and spacious chambers, and cuts him out windows; and it is ceiling with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
(WEB)

Subtopics

Ceiling

Related Terms

Ceiled (3 Occurrences)

Joists (4 Occurrences)

Lined (6 Occurrences)

Rafters (5 Occurrences)

Roof (55 Occurrences)

Paneling (3 Occurrences)

Pine (28 Occurrences)

Fir (22 Occurrences)

Walls (152 Occurrences)

Boards (50 Occurrences)

Floor (69 Occurrences)

Cedar (61 Occurrences)

Vermilion (2 Occurrences)

Vault (2 Occurrences)

Nave (19 Occurrences)

Overhead (4 Occurrences)

Ornamented (14 Occurrences)

Loft (2 Occurrences)

Gallery (2 Occurrences)

Windows (27 Occurrences)

Interior (5 Occurrences)

Ribs (6 Occurrences)

Rib (5 Occurrences)

Enrich (6 Occurrences)

Decorates (1 Occurrence)

Dressing (7 Occurrences)

Decorated (12 Occurrences)

Main (17 Occurrences)

Planks (9 Occurrences)

Painted (4 Occurrences)

Panels (10 Occurrences)

Beams (28 Occurrences)

Ceilings (1 Occurrence)

Coat (54 Occurrences)

Column (5 Occurrences)

Coffer (3 Occurrences)

Cuts (20 Occurrences)

Anointing (39 Occurrences)

Spacious (10 Occurrences)

String (12 Occurrences)

Inside (185 Occurrences)

Covereth (61 Occurrences)

Buildeth (73 Occurrences)

Oracle (57 Occurrences)

Chain (21 Occurrences)

Rear (46 Occurrences)

Overlaid (50 Occurrences)

Chambers (68 Occurrences)

Hinder (47 Occurrences)

Temple (614 Occurrences)

Cubits (156 Occurrences)

Chains (100 Occurrences)

Palm (49 Occurrences)

Cieled (3 Occurrences)

Cieling

Built (299 Occurrences)

Trees (179 Occurrences)

Hall (30 Occurrences)

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