Gallery
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Gallery

an architectural term describing the porticos or verandas which are not uncommon in eastern houses. It is doubtful, however, whether the Hebrew words so translated have any reference to such an object. (According to the latest researches, the colonnade or else wainscoting is meant. (Solomon 1:17; Ezekiel 41:15) --Schaff.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) Hebrews `attik (Ezek. 41:15, 16), a terrace; a projection; ledge.

(2.) Hebrews rahit (Cant. 1:17), translated "rafters," marg. "galleries;" probably panel-work or fretted ceiling.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A long and narrow corridor, or place for walking; a connecting passageway, as between one room and another; also, a long hole or passage excavated by a boring or burrowing animal.

2. (n.) A room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence, also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc.

3. (n.) A long and narrow platform attached to one or more sides of public hall or the interior of a church, and supported by brackets or columns; -- sometimes intended to be occupied by musicians or spectators, sometimes designed merely to increase the capacity of the hall.

4. (n.) A frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called stern gallery or quarter gallery, -- seldom found in vessels built since 1850.

5. (a.) Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery.

6. (n.) A working drift or level.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GALLERY

gal'-er-i:

(1) ('attuq, Kethibh; 'attik, used only in Ezekiel 41:16; Ezekiel 42:3, 1; etymology and meaning uncertain; among the more probable suggestions are "pillar," "column," "walk with pillars," "colonnades," "passageway," "porches," "galleries" of "terraces." Cornhill suggests the substitution of kiroth, "walls," to suit the context; others, e.g. Rothstein, would omit it as a dittography or other corruption): A long narrow balcony formed either by pillars or by the receding upper stories of a building. Both kinds are described in Ezekiel's vision of the Temple restored. They surround the three stories of side chambers around the Temple proper, and also the "building before the separate place which was at the back thereof," and the three-story structure containing rows of chambers in the outer court opposite the side-chambers of the Temple. Those around the Temple proper were apparently supported by pillars, and hence, they did not take away from the width of the 2nd-story and 3rd-story rooms (compare 41:7). On the other hand, the galleries of the outer buildings which were not supported by pillars and therefore not on top of each other, but in terraces, did take away from the upper stories more than from the lowest and middlemost: the upper chambers were shortened or "straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground."

The lower porches of the outer court were cut off from the view of those of the inner court by a low wall, but in the 3rd story, gallery looked out to gallery across the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court and the pavement which belonged to the outer court." These "galleries," or 'attiqim, are one of the few features that distinguish the temple of Ezekiel's vision from Solomon's temple. The idea and perhaps the word seem to have been borrowed from the more elaborate architecture of the countries of the Exile, which must have impressed the Jews of Ezekiel's time very strongly. The building Ezekiel would place in the outer court with its terraces is a perfect Babylonian ziggurat or stage-tower temple (compare Encyclopedia Brit, 11th edition, II, 374, c-d).

(2) (rahaT, probably "lock of hair," Songs 7:5; rahiT Qere, rachiT, Kethibh, probably "rafters," Songs 7:11; both words and also the similar word (rehaTim, Genesis 30:38 Exodus 2:16), translated "troughs," are probably connected with the Aramaic rehaT "to flow," "to run"): Although the King James Version uses "galleries" in Songs 7:5 and 1:17 margin, the context in each place clearly points to another meaning. In the former of these passages, "the king is held captive in the tresses thereof," there follows a description of the head. In the latter passage the word in question is in parallelism with qoroth batenu, "the beams of our house," and "rafters" the King James Version, or possibly "boards," is suggested.

Nathan Isaacs

Strong's Hebrew
862a. attuq -- a gallery, porch
... a gallery, porch. Transliteration: attuq Short Definition: gallery. Word Origin
of uncertain derivation Definition a gallery, porch NASB Word Usage gallery (1). ...
/hebrew/862a.htm - 5k

862. attuwq -- a gallery, porch
... 861, 862. attuwq. 862a . a gallery, porch. Transliteration: attuwq Phonetic
Spelling: (at-tooke') Short Definition: gallery. gallery ...
/hebrew/862.htm - 5k

863b. attiq -- a gallery, porch
... 863a, 863b. attiq. 864 . a gallery, porch. Transliteration: attiq Short
Definition: galleries. Word Origin from the same as attuq ...
/hebrew/863b.htm - 5k

7298. rahat -- a trough
... 7297, 7298. rahat. 7298a . a trough. Transliteration: rahat Phonetic Spelling:
(rah'-hat) Short Definition: gallery. gallery, gutter, trough ...
/hebrew/7298.htm - 5k

Library

The Whispering Gallery
... THE WHISPERING GALLERY. ... It would be hard to tell secrets in a room like that. But
there is a still more wonderful whispering gallery than that. ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/the whispering gallery.htm

A Portrait Gallery
... CHAPTER VII A PORTRAIT GALLERY. "We must ... HUTTON. A PORTRAIT GALLERY. WHEREIN
THE READER IS INTRODUCED TO SOME OF OUR FELLOW WORKERS. IN ...
/.../the fulfilment of a dream of pastor hsis/chapter vii a portrait gallery.htm

Another Portrait Gallery
... CHAPTER XXI ANOTHER PORTRAIT GALLERY. "In tragic life, God wot, No villain need
be! Passions spin ... RUTHERFORD. ANOTHER PORTRAIT GALLERY. WHEREIN ...
/.../chapter xxi another portrait gallery.htm

The Early Life of St. Joseph
... A broad gallery ran round the upper part of the house, with little towers at each
of its four corners, like short, thick pillars, ending in big balls or domes ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/v the early life of.htm

Providence
... Immediately in front of me there was a huge gallery, which looked an exceedingly
massive structure, capable of holding 2000 persons. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/providence.htm

Cestius Sends Neopolitanus the Tribune to See in what Condition ...
... He therefore called the multitude together into a large gallery, and placed his
sister Bernice in the house of the Asamoneans, that she might be seen by them ...
/.../chapter 16 cestius sends neopolitanus.htm

In Sanctuary
... Sophia when Eutropius rushed into it down the private passage from the Palace which
led into the Emperor's gallery, and down the staircase from the gallery ...
/.../chapter xxvii in sanctuary.htm

The Court of the Gentiles. The Mountain of the House, in the ...
... twenty. At the gate, on both sides, were shops; and the whole gallery-walk,
on this east side, was called "Solomon's porch.". On ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 28 the court of.htm

The African Rome
... of amusement: the theatre, the Odeum, circus, stadium, and amphitheatre"this last,
of equal dimensions with the Colosseum at Rome, its gallery rising upon ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bertrand/saint augustin/ii the african rome.htm

The Return to Capernaum - Concerning the Forgiveness of Sins - the ...
... Jesus is speaking the Word, standing in the covered gallery that ran round the
courtyard of such houses, and opened into the various apartments. ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xvi the return to.htm

Thesaurus
Gallery (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence,
also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc. ...
/g/gallery.htm - 11k

Galley (1 Occurrence)
... vessels called the caboose. 7. (n.) An oblong oven or muffle with a battery
of retorts; a gallery furnace. 8. (n.) An oblong tray ...
/g/galley.htm - 7k

Synagogue (52 Occurrences)
... The arrangements for the women's place in a separate gallery or behind a partition
of lattice-work; the desk in the centre, where the reader, like Ezra in ...
/s/synagogue.htm - 50k

Levels (4 Occurrences)
... Over against the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and over against
the pavement which belonged to the outer court, was gallery against gallery...
/l/levels.htm - 7k

Pavement (9 Occurrences)
... Over against the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and over against
the pavement which belonged to the outer court, was gallery against gallery...
/p/pavement.htm - 11k

Section (22 Occurrences)
... Over against the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and over against
the pavement which belonged to the outer court, was gallery against gallery...
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Heading (4 Occurrences)
... barrels, etc. 5. (n.) A gallery, drift, or adit in a mine; also, the end
of a drift or gallery; the vein above a drift. 6. (n.) The ...
/h/heading.htm - 8k

Outer (98 Occurrences)
... Over against the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and over against
the pavement which belonged to the outer court, was gallery against gallery...
/o/outer.htm - 37k

Loft (2 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A gallery or raised apartment in a church, hall, etc.; as, an organ loft.
4. (n.) A floor or room placed above another; a story. 5. (a.) Lofty; proud. ...
/l/loft.htm - 7k



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