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LATTICE. Latticework, made by crossing laths or other materials across an opening, served a threefold purpose: (1) privacy (so that one might look out without being seen), (2) ventilation (so that a breeze might flow in and the sun’s hot rays kept out), and (3) decoration (so that a house or public building might be architecturally more attractive). Judg.5.28; 2Kgs.1.2; Prov.7.6; Song.2.9.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


See HOUSE, II, 1, (9).