the rendering in the A.V. of סֹך sok (Ps 27:5; elsewhere "tabernacle," "den," or "covert," which last is the literal meaning), or סֻכָּה (2Sa 22:12; 1Ki 20:12,16; Ps 18:11; Ps 31:20), sukkah, which signifies a booth, hut, formed of green boughs and branches interwoven (Ge 33:17; Jon 4:5). It, is rendered "booth" (Le 23:40-43; Ne 8:15,17); "tabernacles" (Le 23:34; De 16:13,16; Isa 4:6); "cottage" (Isa 1:8). It sometimes signifies tent, tents for soldiers; rendered "tent" (2Sa 11:11); "pavilions," margin "tents" (1Ki 20:12,16)., SEE TENT. It is also used poetically for the dwelling of God (Ps 18:11), where the Psalmist sublimely describes Jehovah as surrounding himself with dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies. as with a tent, or "pavilion" (Job 36:29). SEE TABERNACLE. Among the Egyptians pavilions were built in a similar style to houses, though on a smaller scale, in various parts of the country, and in the foreign districts through which the Egyptian armies passed, for the use of the king; and some private houses occasionally imitated these small castles by substituting for the usual parapet wall and cornice the battlements that crowned them, and which were intended to represent Egyptian shields (Wilkinson, Anc. Egg. 1:23). The Hebrew word שִׁפרַיר, shaphrir, rendered "royal pavilion" (Jer 43:10), is properly throne- ornament, tapestry, with which a throne is hung. SEE THRONE.

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