British variant of parlor. The KJV used parlour in three passages. In each case, modern translations replace parlor with a term more suitable to the context: (1) inner chambers (NRSV), courts (REB), or rooms (NIV) of the Temple (1 Chronicles 28:11); (2) dining hall (REB) or hall (NIV, NRSV) in which Saul shared a sacred meal with Samuel (1 Samuel 9:22); (3) the upper room (NIV) or roof chamber (NRSV, REB) of a palace (Judges 3:20,Judges 3:23-25).
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'PARLOUR'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".