Smith's Bible DictionaryCeiling
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 DictionaryCeiling
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.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCEILED; 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
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
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.
Strong's Hebrew5604. sippun -- a ceiling...
<< 5603, 5604. sippun. 5605 >>. a ceiling
. Transliteration: sippun Phonetic
Spelling: (sip-poon') Short Definition: ceiling
. Word Origin ... /hebrew/5604.htm - 6k
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 ...
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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 ...
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