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English Bible Dictionary

Lattice

 

This word is used for a latticed window or simply a network placed before a window or balcony, and you can find more about that here on st-takla.org on other commentaries and dictionary entries. Perhaps the network through which Ahaziah fell and received his mortal injury was on the parapet of his palace. (2 Kings 1:2) (The latticed window is much used in warm eastern countries. It frequently projects from the wall (like our bay windows), and is formed of reticulated work, often highly ornamental, portions of which are hinged so that they may be opened or shut at pleasure. The object is to keep the apartments cool by intercepting the direct rays of the sun, while the air is permitted to circulate freely: Fairbairn. [See House and Window]

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