Cottage

(1.) A booth in a vineyard (Isa. 1:8); a temporary shed covered with leaves or straw to shelter the watchman that kept the “garden. These were slight fabrics, and were removed when no” “longer needed, or were left to be blown down in winter (Job” 27:18). “(2.) A lodging-place (rendered “lodge” in Isa. 1:8); a slighter “structure than the “booth,” as the cucumber patch is more” temporary than a vineyard (Isa. 24:20). It denotes a frail “structure of boughs supported on a few poles, which is still in” “use in the East, or a hammock suspended between trees, in which” the watchman was accustomed to sleep during summer. “(3.) In Zeph. 2:6 it is the rendering of the Hebrew keroth, “which some suppose to denote rather “pits” (R.V. marg., “caves”)” “or “wells of water,” such as shepherds would sink.”

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