|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The apartments or portion of the house allotted to females in Mohammedan families.
2. (n.) The family of wives and concubines belonging to one man, in Mohammedan countries; a seraglio.
Harem (8 Occurrences)
Esther 2:3 Let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the beautiful young virgins to the citadel of Susa, to the women's house, to the custody of Hegai the king's eunuch, keeper of the women. Let cosmetics be given them; (See NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 2:8 So it happened, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together to the citadel of Susa, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was taken into the king's house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women. (See NIV)
Esther 2:9 The maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness from him. He quickly gave her cosmetics and her portions of food, and the seven choice maidens who were to be given her out of the king's house. He moved her and her maidens to the best place in the women's house. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 2:11 Mordecai walked every day in front of the court of the women's house, to find out how Esther did, and what would become of her. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 2:13 The young woman then came to the king like this: whatever she desired was given her to go with her out of the women's house to the king's house. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 2:14 In the evening she went, and on the next day she returned into the second women's house, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's eunuch, who kept the concubines. She came in to the king no more, unless the king delighted in her, and she was called by name. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 2:15 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, came to go in to the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's eunuch, the keeper of the women, advised. Esther obtained favor in the sight of all those who looked at her. (See NIV)
Ecclesiastes 2:8 I got together silver and gold and the wealth of kings and of countries. I got makers of song, male and female; and the delights of the sons of men--girls of all sorts to be my brides. (See NIV)