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Inn

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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In the modern sense, unknown in the East. The khans or caravanserais, which correspond to the European inn, are not alluded to in the Old Testament. The "inn" mentioned in Exodus 4:24 was just the halting-place of the caravan. In later times khans were erected for the accommodation of travellers. In Luke 2:7 the word there so rendered denotes a place for loosing the beasts of their burdens. It is rendered "guest-chamber" in Mark 14:14 and Luke 22:11 . In Luke 10:34 the word so rendered is different. That inn had an "inn-keeper," who attended to the wants of travellers.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Inn'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​i/inn.html. 1897.
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