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kab´in ( חניּות , ḥănuyyōth , "vaults"; Jeremiah 37:16 the Revised Version (British and American), "cells"): In the East the prison often consisted of a pit (compare "dungeon-house" the Revised Version (British and American) and "house of the pit" the Revised Version, margin) with vaulted cells around it for the confinement of prisoners. The word is probably a gloss. The phrase "and into the cells" seems superfluous after "into the dungeonhouse.»

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Cabin'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/c/cabin.html. 1915.

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