Guest-Chamber (κατάλυμα a lodging-place, i.e. properly inn, as rendered in Lu 2:7; hence any room of entertainment, and so used by the Sept. at 1Sa 9:22; Ne 3:5; Eze 40:44), the ὑπερῷον, canaculum, or spare apartment in an Oriental dwelling (Mr 14:14; Lu 22:11). SEE HOUSE. At the public festivals these may naturally be supposed to have been placed at the service of strangers attending Jerusalem for that purpose.


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