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Lexicon :: Strong's H3957 - liškâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root of uncertain meaning
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TWOT Reference: 1129a

Strong’s Definitions

לִשְׁכָּה lishkâh, lish-kaw'; from an unused root of uncertain meaning; a room in a building (whether for storage, eating, or lodging):—chamber, parlour. Compare H5393.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x

The KJV translates Strong's H3957 in the following manner: chamber (46x), parlour (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x
The KJV translates Strong's H3957 in the following manner: chamber (46x), parlour (1x).
  1. room, chamber, hall, cell

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לִשְׁכָּה lishkâh, lish-kaw'; from an unused root of uncertain meaning; a room in a building (whether for storage, eating, or lodging):—chamber, parlour. Compare H5393.
STRONGS H3957: Abbreviations
לִשְׁכָּה noun feminine room, chamber, hall, cell, lishka (Late Hebrew id. Targum לִשְׁכְּתָא; compare also נִשְׁכָּה; on the lishka see NowArchaeology ii. 37, 52, 79; BoGeogr.I, xvii. 438 (ed. Leusd.) compare Greek λέσχη, compare RsSemitic i. 236 (2nd ed. 254) and elsewhere); — ל׳ Ezekiel 40:38 +; construct לִשְׁכַּת 2 Kings 23:11 +; with ה locative לִשְׁכָּ֑תָה 1 Samuel 9:22; plural לְשָׁכוֺת Ezekiel 40:17 +; construct לִשְׁכוֺת Nehemiah 10:38 +; —
a. of room connected with a sanctuary (בָּמָה), where sacrificial meal was eaten 1 Samuel 9:22, insert also probably 1 Samuel 1:18 (Greek Version of the LXX We Dr Klo Bu).
b. connected with Solomon's temple, where wine offered to Rechabites Jeremiah 35:2, 4; compare Jeremiah 35:4; Jeremiah 35:4 one where prophecy read Jeremiah 36:10 (both these apparently open, compare GieJeremiah 35:2); compare בַּפַּרְוָרִים ֗֗֗ הַסָּרִיס נְתַןמֶֿלֶך לִשְׁכַּת 2 Kings 23:11; used of Levites' cells 1 Chronicles 9:33; = store-rooms 1 Chronicles 9:26 (|| אֹצָרוֺת), 1 Chronicles 23:28; 1 Chronicles 28:12; 2 Chronicles 31:11.
c. in Ezekiel's temple, cells for priests, singers, etc. Ezekiel 40:17 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 40:38, 44, 45, 46 + Ezekiel 41:10 (strike out Co Bthl), Ezekiel 42:1, 4, 7, 8, 11 + Ezekiel 42:12 (strike out Co Bthl); in three tiers, compare הָעֶלְיוֺנֹת הַלְּ׳ Ezekiel 42:5 (see Ezekiel 42:3), (Ezekiel 45:5 read עָרִים לָשֶׁבֶת Greek Version of the LXX Sm Co SgfrKauAT Bthl); הַקֹּדֶשׁ ל׳ for sacred uses Ezekiel 42:13 (3 times in verse); Ezekiel 44:19; Ezekiel 46:19.
d. in second temple, as store-rooms Ezra 8:29; Nehemiah 10:38; Nehemiah 10:39 (|| בֵּית הָאוֺצָר), Nehemiah 10:40; used by individuals Ezra 10:6; Nehemiah 13:5 (גְּדוֺלָה ל׳), Nehemiah 13:8, in general Nehemiah 13:4; Nehemiah 13:9.
2. of scribe's room in royal palace Jeremiah 36:12, 20, 21.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

1:18; 9:22; 9:22

2 Kings

23:11; 23:11

1 Chronicles

9:26; 9:33; 23:28; 28:12

2 Chronicles



8:29; 10:6


10:38; 10:38; 10:39; 13:4; 13:5; 13:8; 13:9


35:2; 35:2; 35:4; 35:4; 35:4; 36:10; 36:12; 36:20; 36:21


40:17; 40:17; 40:38; 40:38; 40:44; 40:45; 40:46; 41:10; 42:1; 42:3; 42:4; 42:5; 42:7; 42:8; 42:11; 42:12; 42:13; 44:19; 45:5; 46:19


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3957 matches the Hebrew לִשְׁכָּה (liškâ),
which occurs 47 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:22 - Then Samuel took Saul and his servant and brought them into the hall H3957, and gave them a place at the head of those who were invited, who were about thirty men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:11 - And he did away with the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the house of the LORD, by the chamber H3957 of Nathan-melech the official, which was at the [fn]covered courtyard; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:26 - for the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, served in an official capacity, and were in charge of the chambers H3957 and in charge of the treasuries in the house of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:33 - Now these are the singers, heads of fathers’ households of the Levites, who lived in the chambers H3957 of the temple free of other duties; for they were [fn]engaged in their work day and night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:28 - For their office is [fn]to assist the sons of Aaron with the service of the house of the LORD, in the courtyards and in the chambers H3957, and in the purification of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:12 - and the plan of all that he had in [fn]mind, for the courtyards of the house of the LORD, and for all the surrounding rooms H3957, for the storehouses of the house of God and for the storehouses of the dedicated things;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:11 - Then Hezekiah commanded them to prepare rooms H3957 in the house of the LORD, and they prepared them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:29 - “Watch and keep them until you weigh them before the leading priests, the Levites, and the leaders of the fathers’ households of Israel in Jerusalem, in the chambers H3957 of the house of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:6 - Then Ezra rose from before the house of God and went into the chamber H3957 of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib. Although he went there, he did not eat bread nor drink water, because he was mourning over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:37 - We will also bring the first of our [fn]dough, our contributions, the fruit of every tree, the new wine, and the oil to the priests at the chambers H3957 of the house of our God, and the tithe of our ground to the Levites, for the Levites are they who receive the tithes in all the rural towns.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:38 - And the priest, the son of Aaron, shall be with the Levites when the Levites receive tithes, and the Levites shall bring up the tenth of the tithes to the house of our God, to the chambers H3957 of the storehouse.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:39 - For the sons of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the contribution of the grain, the new wine, and the oil to the chambers H3957; the utensils of the sanctuary, the priests who are ministering, the gatekeepers, and the singers are there. So we will not [fn]neglect the house of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:4 - Now prior to this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers H3957 of the house of our God, being [fn]related to Tobiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:5 - had prepared a large [fn]room H3957 for him, where previously they used to put the grain offerings, the frankincense, the utensils and the tithes of grain, wine, and oil prescribed for the Levites, the singers, and the gatekeepers, and the [fn]contributions for the priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:8 - It was very displeasing to me, so I threw all of Tobiah’s household articles out of the room H3957.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:9 - Then I gave an order, and they cleansed the rooms H3957; and I returned the utensils of the house of God there with the grain offering and the frankincense.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:2 - “Go to the house of the Rechabites and speak to them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers H3957, and give them wine to drink.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:4 - and I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber H3957 of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was next to the chamber H3957 of the officials, which was above the chamber H3957 of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the doorkeeper.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:10 - Then Baruch read to all the people from the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of the LORD in the chamber H3957 of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the upper courtyard, at the entry of the New Gate of the LORD’S house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:12 - he went down to the king’s house, into the scribe’s chamber H3957. And behold, all the officials were sitting there—Elishama the scribe, Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, Elnathan the son of Achbor, Gemariah the son of Shaphan, Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the other officials.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:20 - So they came to the king in the courtyard, but they had deposited the scroll in the chamber H3957 of Elishama the scribe; and they reported all the words to the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:21 - Then the king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and he took it out of the chamber H3957 of Elishama the scribe. And Jehudi read it to the king as well as to all the officials who were standing beside the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:17 - Then he brought me into the outer courtyard, and behold, there were chambers H3957 and a stone pavement made for the courtyard all around; thirty chambers H3957 [fn]faced the pavement.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:38 - A chamber H3957 with its doorway was by the side pillars at the gates; there they rinse the burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:44 - From the outside to the inner gate were [fn]chambers H3957 for the singers in the inner courtyard, one of which was at the [fn]side of the north gate, with [fn]its front toward the south, and one at the [fn]side of the [fn]south gate facing north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:45 - Then he said to me, “This is the chamber H3957 which faces south, intended for the priests who [fn]are responsible for the [fn]temple;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:46 - but the chamber H3957 which faces north is for the priests who [fn]are responsible for the altar. They are the sons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to serve Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:10 - and the outer chambers H3957 was twenty cubits in width around the temple on every side.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:1 - Then he brought me out into the outer courtyard, the way toward the north; and he brought me to the chamber H3957 which was opposite the separate area and opposite the building toward the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:4 - In front of the chambers H3957 was an inner passage ten cubits wide, a way of one hundred cubits; and their openings were on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:5 - Now the upper chambers H3957 were [fn]smaller because the [fn]galleries took more space away from them than from the lower and middle ones in the building.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:7 - As for the outer wall by the side of the chambers H3957, toward the outer courtyard facing the chambers H3957, its length was fifty cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:8 - For the length of the chambers H3957 which were in the outer courtyard was fifty cubits; and behold, the length of those facing the main room was a hundred cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:9 - And below these chambers H3957 was the entrance on the east side, as one enters them from the outer courtyard.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:10 - In the [fn]thickness of the wall of the courtyard toward the east, facing the separate area and facing the building, there were chambers H3957.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:11 - And the way in front of them was like the appearance of the chambers H3957 which were on the north; according to their length, so was their width, and all their exits were according to their building plans and openings.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:12 - Corresponding to the openings of the chambers H3957 which were toward the south was an opening at the head of the way, the way in front of the wall toward the east, as one enters them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:13 - Then he said to me, “The north chambers H3957 and the south chambers H3957, which are opposite the separate area, they are the holy chambers H3957 where the priests who are near to the LORD shall eat the most holy things. There they shall set the most holy things, the grain offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering; for the place is holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:19 - “And when they go out into the outer courtyard, into the outer courtyard to the people, they shall take off their garments in which they have been ministering and lay them in the holy chambers H3957; then they shall put on other garments, so that they will not transfer holiness to the people with their garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:5 - An area twenty-five thousand cubits in length and ten thousand in width shall be for the Levites, the ministers of the house, and for their possession [fn]cities in which to live.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 46:19 - Then he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers H3957 for the priests, which faced north; and behold, a place was there at the extreme rear toward the west.
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