chambers in the Bible

Chamber on the wall

The chamber “on the wall,” which the Shunammite prepared for the prophet Elisha (2 Kings 4:10), was an upper chamber over the porch through the hall toward the street.

This was the “guest chamber” where entertainments were prepared (Mark 14:14). There were also “chambers within chambers” (1 Kings 22:25; 2 Kings 9:2).

To enter into a chamber

To enter into a chamber is used metaphorically of prayer and communion with God (Isaiah 26:20).

Chambers of the south

The “chambers of the south” (Job 9:9) are probably the constellations of the southern hemisphere.

Chambers of imagery

The “chambers of imagery”, i.e., chambers painted with images, as used by Ezekiel (8:12), is an expression denoting the vision the prophet had of the abominations practiced by the Jews in Jerusalem.

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Article Version: June 30, 2021