An open-sided cover giving overhead protection from sun or rain. A canopy stood before the porch pillars in Solomon’s Hall of Pillars (1Kgs 7:6), a canopy of wood will stand in front of the envisioned temple vestibule (Ezek 42:10), and a canopy will shield the throne of Nebuchadnezzar when he occupies Egypt (Jer 43:10). Metaphorically, darkness serves as the Lord’s canopy (1Sam 22:12), or thick clouds dark with water (Ps 18:11), and a canopy over all the Lord’s glory will provide shelter (Isa 4:5).

1Kgs 7:6

6He made the Hall of Pillars fifty cubits long and thirty cubits wide. There was a porch in front with pillars, and a canopy in front of them.

Ezek 42:10

10The width of the passage is fixed by the wall of the court.
On the south also, opposite the vacant area and opposite the building, there were chambers

Jer 43:10

10and say to them, Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: I am going to send and take my servant King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon, and he will set his th ... View more

1Sam 22:12

12Saul said, “Listen now, son of Ahitub.” He answered, “Here I am, my lord.”

Ps 18:11

11He made darkness his covering around him,
his canopy thick clouds dark with water.

Isa 4:5

5Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over its places of assembly a cloud by day and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night ... View more

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