A structure of crisscrossed strips. Lattices were used as window covering to allow some light to penetrate while keeping heat and rain to a minimum (Judges 5:28;
2 Kings 1:2;
Proverbs 7:6, KJV casement;
Song of Solomon 2:9). According to one interpretation, in Ezekiel's Temple vision the windows were latticed (Ezekiel 41:16,Ezekiel 41:26, NAS). Other translations describe the windows as covered. The NAS also spoke of the lattices of the doves (Isaiah 60:8). Other translations use home (TEV), nests (NIV), dovecots (REB), or windows (KJV, NRSV).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'LATTICE'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".