Closet (חֻפָּה, chuppah', a covering, Joe 2:16), a bridal couch, with curtains, rendered by our translators "chamber" in Ps 19:5. SEE BED. The Jews still employ the same word to designate the canopy under which' among them, the nuptial ceremony is performed. SEE MARRIAGE.
The word in the N.T. rendered "closet" is ταμεῖον, signifying properly a store-house (as in Lu 12:24); hence any place of privacy and retirement (Mt 6:6; Lu 12:3). SEE PRAYER.