(puh vihl uh n) A large, often richly decorated tent. KJV used pavilion seven times: three times in the literal sense of tents used in military campaigns (1 Kings 20:12,1 Kings 20:16;
Jeremiah 43:10); twice of the thick canopy of clouds surrounding God (2 Samuel 22:12;
Psalms 18:11) which illustrates the mystery of God; and twice as an image of God's protection (Psalms 27:5;
Psalms 31:20). NAS, NIV, and NRSV substituted various terms (booths, canopy, shelter, tabernacle, tent) in each of these passages. The NAS used pavilion in the literal sense of tent in
Daniel 11:45. Elsewhere in modern translations, pavilion appears in poetic passages: a pavilion for the sun (Psalms 19:5 NIV); God's pavilion of clouds (Job 36:29 NAS, REB, NIV, NRSV); a pavilion protecting Jerusalem from heat and rain (Isaiah 4:5, RSV).