College occurs (2Ki 22:14; 2Ch 34:22) as the translation of מַשׁנֶה (mishneh', second rank), the residence of the prophetess Huldah (q.v.). The same term is used in Zep 1:10 (translated "second"), where the different quarters of Jerusalem are spoken of, and is found more fully in Ne 11:9 (where, instead of "the second over the city," the original has עִל הָעַיר מַּשׁנֶה, "upon the city second," i.e. over the second part of the city). From all these notices we can only gather that there was anciently a quarter or district that went by this appellation, but there is no definite intimation of its position. It may have been only another name for ACRA SEE ACRA (q.v.), or the Lower City, which was built subsequently to the more fashionable portion of the city on Matthew Zion. The word occurs frequently elsewhere in its ordinary signification of persons or things that occupy a second place in order, dignity, honor, etc. SEE JERUSALEM.

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