SHAMBLES (Gr. makellon, from Lat. macellum, meat market, which latter meaning is followed by rsv and niv). Paul, answering a question of conscience regarding meat sold in the makellon, instructed the Corinthian Christians to eat such meat without further inquiry as to its use in pagan sacrifices. The essential nature of the meat as food had not been affected (cf.
SHAMBLES (μάκελλον, G3425). A word found only in the KJV of
H. J. Cadbury, Journal of Biblical Literature, LIII (1934), 134-141.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
A slaughter-house; then a butcher’s stall, meat-market. The word is once used in the