Armory (תִּלפִּיּוֹה, talpiyoth', destructives, i.e. weapons, Song 4:4), the place in which armor was deposited in times of peace. Solomon had a naval arsenal at Ezion-geber (Jer 1:19; 1Ki 9:26). There is mention made in Ne 3:19, of an armory (נֵשֶׁק, ne'shek, elsewhere armor) in Jerusalem, "at the turning of the wall," meaning probably the bend in the brow of Zion opposite the south-western corner of the Temple, near where the bridge connected them, although Josephus (Ant. 9:7, 2) speaks of the armory as being in the temple itself. This was probably the arsenal ("house of armor") which Hezekiah took so much pride in showing to the Babylonian ambassadors (Isa 39:2). Dr. Barclay (City of the Great King, p. 155) thinks it was the same as "the house of the forest of Lebanon" (2Ki 10:17; Isa 22:8), and locates it at the north- eastern corner of Zion, adjoining the north-western angle of the Xystus. SEE ARSENAL.

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