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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(מֶלְתָּחָה, meltachah; from an obscure root לתח, to spread out as clothing; Sept. οικος v.r. μεσθά αλ ; Vulg. vestes), the wardrobe chamber of a temple, e.g. that of Baal (2 Kings 10:29); containing, doubtless, the fine official apparel of the priests.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Vestry'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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