CHAMBER, the tr. of several Heb. and Gr. words:
1. Lodging place (לִשְׁכָּה, H4384), the most frequently used word but associated with the Temple (q.v.) as storage chambers for offerings (
2. Inner room (חֶ֫דֶר, H2540), the common word connoting: a private room (
3. Guard chamber, alcove (תָּא, H9288), the alcoves for the guards in the inner and outer gates of Ezekiel’s Temple (40:7, etc.).
4. Chamber (יָצִיעַ, H3666, actually “something spread out”); the platform for the side chambers of Solomon’s Temple (
5. Side chamber, cell (צֵלָע, H7522), referring to side chambers of the Temple (q.v.;
6. Lodging place (נִשְׁכָּה, H5969), related to and used of the Temple chambers (
7. Upper room (עֲלִיָּה, H6608), a chamber in the second story (
8. Store room (ταμει̂ον, G5421), the place where anti-Christ supposedly was to be found (
9. Upper chamber (ὑπερω̂ον), a second story room, part of the regular dwelling places of the house (
H. Frankfort, Art and Architecture of Ancient Orient (1955); A. Badawy, Architecture of Egypt and the Near East (1966).