Hangings
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HANGINGS

hang'-ingz:

(1) In English Versions of the Bible this word in the plural represents the Hebrew qela`im, the curtains of "fine twined linen" with which the court of the tabernacle was enclosed. These were five cubits in height, and of lengths corresponding to the sides of the enclosure and the space on either side of the entrance in front, and were suspended from hooks fastened to the pillars of the court. They are described at length in Exodus 27:9-15; Exodus 38:9-18. See , besides, Exodus 35:17; Exodus 39:40 Numbers 3:26; Numbers 4:26.

(2) In the King James Version another word, macakh (the Revised Version (British and American) uniformly "screen"), is distinguished from the preceding only by the singular, "hanging" (Exodus 35:17; Exodus 38:18, etc.). It is used of the screen or portiere, embroidered in colors, that closed the entrance of the court (Exodus 27:16; Exodus 35:17; Exodus 38:18; Exodus 39:40; Exodus 40:8, 33 Numbers 3:26; Numbers 4:26); of the screen of similar workmanship at the entrance of the tabernacle (Exodus 26:36, 37; Exodus 35:15; Exodus 36:37; Exodus 39:38; Exodus 40:5, 28 Numbers 3:25; Numbers 4:25); and once (Numbers 3:31) of the tapestry veil, adorned with cherubim, at the entrance of the Holy of Holies (elsewhere, parokheth, "veil," Exodus 26:31-33, etc., or parokheth ha-macakh, "veil of the screen," Exodus 35:12, etc.). In Numbers 3:26, the King James Version renders macakh "curtain," and in Exodus 35:12; Exodus 39:34; Exodus 40:21 (compare also Numbers 4:5), "covering."

(3) In 2 Kings 23:7 we read of "hangings" (Hebrew "houses") which the women wove for the Asherah. If the text is correct we are to think perhaps of tent shrines for the image of the goddess. Lucian's reading (stolas, "robes") is preferred by some, which would have reference to the custom of bringing offerings of clothing for the images of the gods. In 1 Kings 7:29 the Revised Version (British and American), "wreaths of hanging work" refers to a kind of ornamentation on the bases of the lavers. In Esther 1:6, "hangings" is supplied by the translators.

Benjamin Reno Downer

Strong's Hebrew
1004. bayith -- a house
... 2), between* (2), boxes (1), buildings (2), daughter (1), dungeon* (2), faced inward
(1), family (2), family* (1), guard* (1), hall (1), hangings (1), harem* (5 ...
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7050b. qela -- a curtain, hanging
... 7050a, 7050b. qela. 7051 . a curtain, hanging. Transliteration: qela
Short Definition: hangings. Word Origin from qala Definition ...
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Library

Pagan Shrines and Temples.
... displayed remarkably bad taste in loading the statues of their gods with precious
ornaments, and in spoiling the beauty of their temples with hangings of every ...
/.../lanciani/pagan and christian rome/chapter ii pagan shrines and.htm

Psalm XCIII.
... heaven and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is;" [4355] and the rest which
floods lifting up their voices might say, "Wonderful are the hangings of the ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xciii.htm

Letter vi. --To Stagirius.
... They put on their dresses and masks, and rig up something to resemble a town on
the stage with hangings, and then so associate the bare scene with their life ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/letter vi to stagirius.htm

Epistle xx. St. Ambrose Relates to his Sister the Events at Milan ...
... There it was reported to me that they had sent decani [3439] from the palace, and
were putting up hangings, [3440] and that part of the people were going there ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/epistle xx st ambrose relates.htm

Books of the Hebrew Canon.
... Ephod (xxxvi.9"12). Hangings (xxxvi.8"19). ... Candlestick (xxxvii.17"24).
Hangings (xxxvii.1"2). Altar of incense (xxxvii.25"29). ...
/.../chapter ii books of the.htm

On the First Floor of an Ancient Mansion, in a Street which Slopes ...
... the term which Cardinal Bonpre held so much in aversion,) if one may form any opinion
from the ecclesiastical designs on the faded green hangings, which cling ...
//christianbookshelf.org/corelli/the master-christian/xx on the first floor.htm

Princely Service.
... The duty of Gershon was to convey the curtains, hangings, coverings and cords of
the tabernacle, and the hangings of the court; for this service, two wagons ...
/.../taylor/separation and service/part iii princely service.htm

Vesalius the Anatomist {9}
... It is a darkened chamber in the College of Alcala, in the year 1562, where lies,
probably in a huge four-post bed, shrouded in stifling hangings, the heir ...
/.../kingsley/historical lectures and essays/vesalius the anatomist 9.htm

The Same Rule Holds with Regard to Colours God's Creatures ...
... like); nay, even their party-walls use slightingly, to supply the place of painting,
the Tyrian and the violet-coloured and the grand royal hangings, which you ...
/.../tertullian/on the apparel of women/chapter viii the same rule holds.htm

Chapter twenty-two
... shown in this scene that more than one elegant woman in the theatre, seated like
Rose Sterling in a sumptuous box surrounded with silk hangings and velvet ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sheldon/in his steps/chapter twenty-two.htm

Thesaurus
Hangings (23 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia HANGINGS. ... In Esther 1:6, "hangings" is supplied
by the translators. Benjamin Reno Downer. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Posts (68 Occurrences)
... Exodus 27:11 Likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings one hundred
cubits long, and its pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass ...
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Bases (80 Occurrences)
... Exodus 27:11 And on the north side in the same way, hangings a hundred cubits long,
with twenty pillars of brass on bases of brass; their hooks and their bands ...
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Courtyard (59 Occurrences)
... Exodus 27:12 And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings
of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten. (See NIV). ...
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Sockets (44 Occurrences)
... Exodus 27:11 Likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings one hundred
cubits long, and its pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass ...
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Curtains (34 Occurrences)
... Exodus 27:9 "You shall make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward
there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen one hundred ...
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Cubits (156 Occurrences)
... Exodus 27:9 "You shall make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward
there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen one hundred ...
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Space (98 Occurrences)
... (WEB NAS RSV NIV). Exodus 27:9 And let there be an open space round the House, with
hangings for its south side of the best linen, a hundred cubits long. (BBE). ...
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Screen (26 Occurrences)
... Exodus 35:17 the hangings of the court, its pillars, their sockets, and the
screen for the gate of the court; (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV). ...
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Wing (18 Occurrences)
... wing. (DBY YLT NIV). Exodus 27:14 the hangings on the one wing, of fifteen
cubits; their pillars three, and their bases three. (DBY). ...
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Concordance
Hangings (23 Occurrences)

Exodus 27:9
"You shall make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen one hundred cubits long for one side:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 27:11
Likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings one hundred cubits long, and its pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 27:12
For the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits; their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 27:14
The hangings for the one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 27:15
For the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 27:18
The length of the court shall be one hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits, of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.
(See RSV)

Exodus 35:17
the hangings of the court, its pillars, their sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 38:9
He made the court: for the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, one hundred cubits;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 38:11
And for the north side the hangings were an hundred cubits, their pillars were twenty, and their sockets of brass twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.
(KJV BBE WBS)

Exodus 38:12
For the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 38:14
The hangings for the one side were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 38:15
and so for the other side: on this hand and that hand by the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 38:16
All the hangings around the court were of fine twined linen.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 38:18
The screen for the gate of the court was the work of the embroiderer, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen. Twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, like to the hangings of the court.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 39:40
the hangings of the court, its pillars, its sockets, the screen for the gate of the court, its cords, its pins, all the instruments of the service of the tabernacle, for the Tent of Meeting,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 40:8
And put up the hangings forming the open space all round it, with the curtain over its doorway.
(BBE)

Exodus 40:33
And he put up the hangings forming the open space round the House and the altar, and put the curtain over the doorway. So Moses made the work complete.
(BBE)

Numbers 3:26
and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and around the altar, and its cords for all of its service.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 4:25
They are to take up the curtains of the House, and the Tent of meeting with its cover and the leather cover over it, and the hangings for the door of the Tent of meeting;
(BBE)

Numbers 4:26
and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and around the altar, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and whatever shall be done with them. Therein shall they serve.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Kings 6:34
And the two doors 'are' of fir-tree, the two sides of the one door are revolving, and the two hangings of the second door are revolving.
(YLT)

2 Kings 23:7
He broke down the houses of the sodomites, that were in the house of Yahweh, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV)

Esther 1:6
There were hangings of white, green, and blue material, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and marble pillars. The couches were of gold and silver, on a pavement of red, white, yellow, and black marble.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Hangings

Hangings Hanging

Related Terms

Posts (68 Occurrences)

Bases (80 Occurrences)

Courtyard (59 Occurrences)

Sockets (44 Occurrences)

Curtains (34 Occurrences)

Cubits (156 Occurrences)

Space (98 Occurrences)

Screen (26 Occurrences)

Wing (18 Occurrences)

Finely (27 Occurrences)

Fifteen (26 Occurrences)

Byssus (40 Occurrences)

Doorway (221 Occurrences)

Hanging (82 Occurrences)

Twisted (79 Occurrences)

Twined (25 Occurrences)

Ropes (32 Occurrences)

Paper (5 Occurrences)

Pegs (22 Occurrences)

Curtain (60 Occurrences)

Cords (80 Occurrences)

Entrance (190 Occurrences)

Pillars (132 Occurrences)

Bands (130 Occurrences)

Court (172 Occurrences)

Cubit (51 Occurrences)

Gershonites (17 Occurrences)

Fillets (11 Occurrences)

Forming (27 Occurrences)

Equipment (13 Occurrences)

Connecting-rods (8 Occurrences)

Court-gate (4 Occurrences)

Southward (42 Occurrences)

Covering (191 Occurrences)

Surrounding (78 Occurrences)

Instruments (136 Occurrences)

Linen (111 Occurrences)

Length (135 Occurrences)

Gate (248 Occurrences)

Hang (37 Occurrences)

Purple (54 Occurrences)

Fine (184 Occurrences)

Fifty (131 Occurrences)

Breadth (100 Occurrences)

Best (252 Occurrences)

West (110 Occurrences)

Hooks (41 Occurrences)

Twenty (282 Occurrences)

South (170 Occurrences)

Wide (206 Occurrences)

Sides (170 Occurrences)

Material (61 Occurrences)

Blue (51 Occurrences)

Yellow (6 Occurrences)

Quarters (17 Occurrences)

Vessel's (1 Occurrence)

Needlework (23 Occurrences)

Needle-work (7 Occurrences)

Nails (16 Occurrences)

Onyx (16 Occurrences)

Gershon (23 Occurrences)

Width (58 Occurrences)

Wove (4 Occurrences)

Furnishings (22 Occurrences)

Fir-tree (5 Occurrences)

Filets (1 Occurrence)

Fillet (1 Occurrence)

Throne (181 Occurrences)

Twine (1 Occurrence)

Tapestry (3 Occurrences)

Register (14 Occurrences)

Revolving (1 Occurrence)

Embroidered (26 Occurrences)

Embroidery (12 Occurrences)

Embroiderer (8 Occurrences)

Damask (1 Occurrence)

Designs (118 Occurrences)

Merarites (7 Occurrences)

Mosaic (2 Occurrences)

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