Smith's Bible DictionaryGallery
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.)
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaGALLERY
(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.
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
) 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.
Strong's Hebrew862a. attuq -- a gallery, porch...
, porch. Transliteration: attuq Short Definition: gallery
. Word Origin
of uncertain derivation Definition a gallery
, porch NASB Word Usage gallery
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862. attuwq -- a gallery, porch
... << 861, 862. attuwq. 862a >>. a gallery, porch. Transliteration: attuwq Phonetic
Spelling: (at-tooke') Short Definition: gallery. gallery ...
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863b. attiq -- a gallery, porch
... << 863a, 863b. attiq. 864 >>. a gallery, porch. Transliteration: attiq Short
Definition: galleries. Word Origin from the same as attuq ...
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7298. rahat -- a trough
... << 7297, 7298. rahat. 7298a >>. a trough. Transliteration: rahat Phonetic Spelling:
(rah'-hat) Short Definition: gallery. gallery, gutter, trough ...
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