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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 brought Saul and his servant into the room and gave them a place at the head of those who had been invited. There were about thirty people present.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:11 - He removed from the entrance to the LORD's temple the statues of horses that the kings of Judah had placed there in honor of the sun god. (They were kept near the room of Nathan Melech the eunuch, which was situated among the courtyards.) He burned up the chariots devoted to the sun god.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:26 - The four head gatekeepers, who were Levites, were assigned to guard the storerooms and treasuries in God's sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:33 - The musicians and Levite family leaders stayed in rooms at the sanctuary and were exempt from other duties, for day and night they had to carry out their assigned tasks.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:28 - Their job was to help Aaron's descendants in the service of the LORD's temple. They were to take care of the courtyards, the rooms, ceremonial purification of all holy items, and other jobs related to the service of God's temple.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:12 - He gave him the blueprints of all he envisioned for the courts of the LORD's temple, all the surrounding rooms, the storehouses of God's temple, and the storehouses for the holy items.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:11 - Hezekiah ordered that storerooms be prepared in the LORD's temple. When this was done,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:29 - Be careful with them and protect them, until you weigh them out before the leading priests and the Levites and the family leaders of Israel in Jerusalem, in the storerooms of the temple of the LORD."
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:6 - Then Ezra got up from in front of the temple of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. While he stayed there, he did not eat food or drink water, for he was in mourning over the infidelity of the exiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:37 - We will also bring the first of our coarse meal, of our contributions, of the fruit of every tree, of new wine, and of olive oil to the priests at the storerooms of the temple of our God, along with a tenth of the produce of our land to the Levites, for the Levites are the ones who collect the tithes in all the cities where we work.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:38 - A priest of Aaron's line will be with the Levites when the Levites collect the tithes, and the Levites will bring up a tenth of the tithes to the temple of our God, to the storerooms of the treasury.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:39 - The Israelites and the Levites will bring the contribution of the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil to the storerooms where the utensils of the sanctuary are kept, and where the priests who minister stay, along with the gatekeepers and the singers. We will not neglect the temple of our God."
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:4 - But prior to this time, Eliashib the priest, a relative of Tobiah, had been appointed over the storerooms of the temple of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:5 - He made for himself a large storeroom where previously they had been keeping the grain offering, the incense, and the vessels, along with the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil as commanded for the Levites, the singers, the gate keepers, and the offering for the priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:8 - I was very upset, and I threw all of Tobiah's household possessions out of the storeroom.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:9 - Then I gave instructions that the storerooms should be purified, and I brought back the equipment of the temple of God, along with the grain offering and the incense.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:2 - "Go to the Rechabite community. Invite them to come into one of the side rooms of the LORD's temple and offer them some wine to drink."
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:4 - I took them to the LORD's temple. I took them into the room where the disciples of the prophet Hanan son of Igdaliah stayed. That room was next to the one where the temple officers stayed and above the room where Maaseiah son of Shallum, one of the doorkeepers of the temple, stayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:10 - At that time Baruch went into the temple of the LORD. He stood in the entrance of the room of Gemariah the son of Shaphan who had been the royal secretary. That room was in the upper court near the entrance of the New Gate. There, where all the people could hear him, he read from the scroll what Jeremiah had said.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:12 - He went down to the chamber of the royal secretary in the king's palace and found all the court officials in session there. Elishama the royal secretary, Delaiah son of Shemaiah, Elnathan son of Achbor, Gemariah son of Shaphan, Zedekiah son of Hananiah, and all the other officials were seated there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:20 - The officials put the scroll in the room of Elishama, the royal secretary, for safekeeping. Then they went to the court and reported everything to the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:21 - The king sent Jehudi to get the scroll. He went and got it from the room of Elishama, the royal secretary. Then he himself read it to the king and all the officials who were standing around him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:17 - Then he brought me to the outer court. I saw chambers there, and a pavement made for the court all around; thirty chambers faced the pavement.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:38 - There was a chamber with its door by the porch of the gate; there they washed the burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:44 - On the outside of the inner gate were chambers for the singers of the inner court, one at the side of the north gate facing south, and the other at the side of the south gate facing north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:45 - He said to me, "This chamber which faces south is for the priests who keep charge of the temple,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:46 - and the chamber which faces north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the descendants of Zadok, from the descendants of Levi, who may approach the LORD to minister to him."
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:10 - and the chambers of the court was 35 feet in width all around the temple on every side.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:1 - Then he led me out to the outer court, toward the north, and brought me to the chamber which was opposite the courtyard and opposite the building on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:4 - In front of the chambers was a walkway on the inner side, 17½ feet wide at a distance of 1¾ feet, and their entrances were on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:5 - Now the upper chambers were narrower, because the galleries took more space from them than from the lower and middle chambers of the building.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:7 - As for the outer wall by the side of the chambers, toward the outer court facing the chambers, it was 87½ feet long.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:8 - For the chambers on the outer court were 87½ feet long, while those facing the temple were 175 feet long.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:9 - Below these chambers was a passage on the east side as one enters from the outer court.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:10 - At the beginning of the wall of the court toward the south, facing the courtyard and the building, were chambers
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:11 - with a passage in front of them. They looked like the chambers on the north. Of the same length and width, and all their exits according to their arrangements and entrances
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:12 - were the chambers which were toward the south. There was an opening at the head of the passage, the passage in front of the corresponding wall toward the east when one enters.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:13 - Then he said to me, "The north chambers and the south chambers which face the courtyard are holy chambers where the priests who approach the LORD will eat the most holy offerings. There they will place the most holy offerings - the grain offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering, because the place is holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:19 - When they go out to the outer court to the people, they must remove the garments they were ministering in, and place them in the holy chambers; they must put on other garments so that they will not transmit holiness to the people with their garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:5 - An area eight and a quarter miles in length and three and one-third miles in width will be for the Levites, who minister at the temple, as the place for the cities in which they will 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 for the priests which faced north. There I saw a place at the extreme western end.
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