And I will strike the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end,
says the LORD.
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George Leo Haydock
Winter. Septuagint, "winged house "to keep off cold, (St. Jerome) or to give air. (Calmet)
Summer-house. The noblemen had such is cooler regions. (Menochius)
The kings of Persia passed the summer at Ecbatana. (Xenophon, Cyrop. viii.)
Palladius (i. 12.) orders that the summer apartments must look to the north.
Ivory. Many ornaments of this nature appeared in them, (Calmet) whence Achab's palace was so called, 3 Kings xxii. 39. (Haydock)