What does House mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
בֵּ֣ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 255
בֵּ֥ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 163
בֵּית־ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 111
לְבֵ֣ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 59
בְּבֵ֣ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 46
בֵית־ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 40
οἰκίαν a house. 38
οἶκον a house. / the inmates of a house 37
בֵּֽית־ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 34
מִבֵּ֣ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 32
לְבֵ֥ית father of an individual. / of God as father of his people. / head or founder of a household 27
οἰκίᾳ a house. 24
לְבֵית־ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 23
בֵּ֤ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 23
בְּבֵ֥ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 22
הַבַּ֔יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 20
בֵּ֖ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 19
הַבַּ֖יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 17
בֵּית֔וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 17
בֵּית֑וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 16
בְּבֵית־ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 15
בֵּיתֽוֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 14
בֵֽית־ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 14
מִבֵּ֥ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 13
הַבָּֽיִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 13
οἴκῳ a house. / the inmates of a house 13
οἶκος a house. / the inmates of a house 12
οἰκίας a house. 10
וּבֵ֣ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 10
וּבֵ֥ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 10
בֵּ֨ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 10
הַבָּ֑יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 10
οἴκου a house. / the inmates of a house 10
בֵּית֖וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 10
לְבֵית֑וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 8
οἰκία a house. 8
בַ֖יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 8
οἶκόν a house. / the inmates of a house 8
וּבֵית־ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 8
בַּבַּ֔יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 8
בֵּ֚ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 7
בַ֙יִת֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 6
בַּ֔יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 6
הַבַּ֙יִת֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 6
בְּבֵית֖וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 6
בֵּיתוֹ֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 6
בְּבֵיתֽוֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 5
בַּבָּ֑יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 5
בֵּיתִ֔י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 5
הַבַּ֛יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 5
כְּבֵ֣ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 5
הַבַּ֣יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 5
הַבַּ֗יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 5
בַּ֖יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 5
לְבֵֽית־ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 5
לְבֵיתֽוֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 5
οἰκοδεσπότης master of the house 5
בֵּיתִ֑י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
בֵיתוֹ֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
בְּבֵ֖ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
וּבֵ֤ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
בְּבֵיתְךָ֖ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
בֵּיתֶ֔ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
בָּ֑יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
בֵּיתֶ֑ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
הַבַּ֥יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
בֵּ֛ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
οἶκός a house. / the inmates of a house 4
בֵּ֥יתָה house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
בֵּ֧ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
מִבֵּ֨ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
וּלְבֵ֥ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
הַבָּ֑יְתָה house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
הַבַּ֤יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 4
לְבֵ֨ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
בֵּיתָ֖הּ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
בֵּ֣ית ׀ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
בֵּ֭יתוֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
בְּבֵיתִ֔י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
בֵּיתָ֑הּ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
בַּבָּֽיִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
בַּ֥יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
הַבַּ֔יְתָה house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
וְהַבַּ֖יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
מִבֵּ֤ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
οἰκοδεσπότῃ master of the house 3
בֵּית֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
בְּבֵית֑וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
בְּבַ֔יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
וּבַ֖יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
בַּ֣יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
לְבֵית֔וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
בֵּיתִ֖י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 3
בַּבַּ֗יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
؟ בְּבֵיתֶ֑ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בְּבֵית֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵּיתוֹ֮ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בַ֔יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
לְבֵיתֶ֔ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בְּבֵיתֶ֙ךָ֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵּיתֶ֖ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בַּבַּ֨יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵּיתֶֽךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
הַבַּ֜יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בְּבֵיתֶ֔ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
מִבֵּית֑וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בְּבֵיתֶ֗ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
לְבֵיתֵ֔ךְ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵּיתָֽהּ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בְּבֵית֔וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵּיתִֽי house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
מִבֵּ֣֥ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵיתָ֑הּ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
؟ בַּבָּ֑יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בְּבֵיתִי֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
מִבֵּיתֽוֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
לְבֵ֖ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
וּלְבֵ֨ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵיתֶ֔ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בַֽיִת־ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵּ֣יתְךָ֔ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בַּבַּ֛יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵ֥ית house (of men). 2
לְבֵיתֵ֑ךְ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵּיתְךָ֖ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵיתְךָ֖ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בַ֗יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵּית֜וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
וּלְבֵ֣ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
מִבֵּ֖ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵּ֣יתָה house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
וּבֵית֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בָּֽיִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
וּבְבֵ֥ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
לַבַּ֖יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
כְּבֵ֖ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
הַבַּ֖יְתָה house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
וּבְבֵ֣ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
וּמִבֵּ֥ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
וְלַבַּ֥יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
וְהַבַּ֤יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
הַבַּ֧יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בָּ֔יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
וּבֵ֖ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
δεσμωτήριον a prison 2
לְבֵית֖וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
וּכְבֵ֖ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
οἰκοδεσπότου master of the house 2
בַּבַּ֖יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בֵּיתִי֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 2
בְּבֵיתִ֛י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּבֵ֨ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
מִבֵּית־ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּיתוֹ֒ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּלְבֵית֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּיתְךָ֕ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵיתֵ֧ךְ ׀ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בַּבַּ֕יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּבַ֣יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבֵיתוֹ֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵיתִי֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
؟ מִבֵּ֣ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
הַבָּֽיְתָה house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּבֵיתִ֔י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בַּבַּ֤יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
לַבַּ֣יִת ׀ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵיתִ֣י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבֵיתוֹ֒ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵיתָהּ֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּבֵיתֶֽךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
ἀρχισυναγώγου ruler of the synagogue. 1
בֵּיתִ֔י‪‬ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבֵ֨ית house (of men). 1
בֵּיתְךָ֣ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
! בֵיתֶ֑ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
לְבֵיתְךָ֥ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
לְבֵ֪ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּיתֶ֗ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵֽיתְךָ֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
לְבֵיתִ֤י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
לְבַיְתֵ֣הּ house (of men). 1
בַיְתֵ֜הּ house (of men). 1
בַּיְתָ֣א house (of men). 1
הַ֝בַּ֗יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בַּיְתֵ֔הּ house (of men). 1
וּבַיְתֵ֛הּ house (of men). 1
הַמֶּרְחָֽק house or settlement on the bank of Kidron. 1
יִגְאַל֙ to redeem 1
הַגָּֽג roof 1
(הַגָּ֣גָה) roof 1
הַגָּ֑ג roof 1
גַּגּוֹ֙ roof 1
יְהוָ֖ה the proper name of the one true God. 1
בֵיתְךָ֣ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
לְבֵ֤ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּית֗וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּיתָ֑ם house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּלְבֵית֖וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וְלַבָּֽיִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
הַבַּ֨יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בַּ֛יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּית֥וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּבֵית֔וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
לַבַּ֔יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּמִבֵּית֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וְלַבַּ֖יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
מִבֵּיתוֹ֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
מִבֵּיתְךָ֣ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵית֖וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵיתוֹ֮ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּבֵ֧ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
מִ֝בַּ֗יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵיתֶֽךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּית֣וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּיתָ֣הּ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּיתִי֮ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵ֫יתֶ֥ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵיתֶ֑ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבֵיתִ֗י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בַבַּ֔יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
؟ בָ֑יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבֵיתֶֽךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
לַבָּ֔יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּבֵיתוֹ֩ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּבַ֜יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּיתָ֖ם house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבֵית֣וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּֽיתְךָ֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבֵ֣יתְךָ֔ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בַּ֗יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
؟ בֵּיתִֽי house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
؟ בְּבֵיתֶֽךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּבֵיתְךָ֣ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבֵית֜וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
؟ בֵּ֥ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּית֛וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּבֵיתֽוֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וְהַבַּ֗יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבַ֣יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בַּ֠בַּיִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
אָב֖וֹת father of an individual. / of God as father of his people. / head or founder of a household 1
δεσμωτηρίου a prison 1
μισθώματι the price for which anything is either let or hired. / that which is either let or hired for a price 1
τοῖς this 1
οἰκιακοὺς one belonging to the house. / one under control of the master of a house 1
οἰκοδεσπότην master of the house 1
οἴκους a house. / the inmates of a house 1
בְּבֵיתִ֥י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
כְּבֵית֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וְהַבַּ֜יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵיתִ֖י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
לְבֵ֥ית־ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
לְבֵיתֶֽךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵית֑וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּלְבֵית֨וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּיתְךָ֗ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וְהַבָּ֑יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וְהַבַּ֛יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵיתִ֔י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בַּבַּ֣יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּמִבֵּ֣ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵית֗וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּֽיתְךָ֖ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
؟ לְבֵיתִֽי house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבֵיתֶךָ֒ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבֵית֗וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵיתָ֗הּ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
לַבַּ֧יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵית֔וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
לְבֵיתֶ֑ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
מִבֵּיתִ֖י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בָּֽיְתָה house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
מִבַּ֙יִת֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּבְבֵיתִ֕י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבֵיתִ֤י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וָבָֽיְתָה house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּיתָ֔הּ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּבְבֵית֖וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
מִבֵּיתֶ֔ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וְלַבָּ֑יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
(בֵּ֣ית) house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
αὐλήν among the Greeks in Homer’s time 1
לְבֵיתְךָ֖ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
؟ בֵּיתֶֽךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּיתִ֛י house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
מִבֵּיתְךָ֖ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
הַבַּ֗יְתָה house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבַ֤יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
؟ בֵּית֑וֹ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בֵּיתְךָ֧ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
מִבֵּ֛ית house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
בְּבַ֥יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
הַבַּיִת֒ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וְהַבַּ֥יִת house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וּלְבֵיתֶ֑ךָ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
וְשָׂרֵ֣י prince 1

Definitions Related to House

H1004


   1 House.
      1a House, dwelling habitation.
      1b shelter or abode of animals.
      1c human bodies (fig.
      ).
      1d of Sheol.
      1e of abode of light and darkness.
      1f of land of Ephraim.
   2 place.
   3 receptacle.
   4 home, House as containing a family.
   5 household, family.
      5a those belonging to the same household.
      5b family of descendants, descendants as organized body.
   6 household affairs.
   7 inwards (metaph.
   ).
   8 (TWOT) temple adv.
   9 on the inside prep.
      10 within.
      

G3614


   1 a House.
      1a an inhabited edifice, a dwelling.
      1b the inmates of a House, the family.
      1c property, wealth, goods.
      Additional Information: For synonyms see entry 3624, oikos.
      See entry 5867 for comparison of synonyms.
      

G3624


   1 a House.
      1a an inhabited House, home.
      1b any building whatever.
         1b1 of a palace.
         1b2 the House of God, the tabernacle.
      1c any dwelling place.
         1c1 of the human body as the abode of demons that possess it.
         1c2 of tents, and huts, and later, of the nests, stalls, lairs, of animals.
         1c3 the place where one has fixed his residence, one’s settled abode, domicile.
   2 the inmates of a House, all the persons forming one family, a household.
      2a the family of God, of the Christian Church, of the church of the Old and New Testaments.
   3 stock, race, descendants of one.
   Additional Information: For synonyms see entry 3614, oikia.
   See entry 5867 for comparison of synonyms.
   

G3617


   1 master of the House, householder.
   

H1005


   1 House (of men).
   2 House (of God).
   

H3068


   1 the proper name of the one true God.
      1a unpronounced except with the vowel pointings of 0136.
      Additional Information: Jehovah = “the existing One”.
      

G1201


   1 a prison, a jail.
   

H8269


   1 prince, ruler, leader, chief, chieftain, official, captain.
      1a chieftain, leader.
      1b vassal, noble, official (under king).
      1c captain, general, commander (military).
      1d chief, head, overseer (of other official classes).
      1e heads, princes (of religious office).
      1f elders (of representative leaders of people).
      1g merchant-princes (of rank and dignity).
      1h patron-angel.
      1i Ruler of rulers (of God).
      1j warden.
      

H1


   1 father of an individual.
   2 of God as father of his people.
   3 head or founder of a household, group, family, or clan.
   4 ancestor.
      4a grandfather, forefathers—of person.
      4b of people.
   5 originator or patron of a class, profession, or art.
   6 of producer, generator (fig.
   ).
   7 of benevolence and protection (fig.
   ).
   8 term of respect and honour.
   9 ruler or chief (spec.
   ).
   

H1406


   1 roof, top, housetop.
      1a roof (of House).
      1b top (of altar of incense).
      

G3615


   1 one belonging to the House.
   2 one under control of the master of a House, whether a son or a servant.
   

G752


   1 ruler of the synagogue.
   It was his duty to select the readers or teachers in the synagogue, to examine the discourses of the public speakers, and to see that all things were done with decency and in accordance with ancestral usage.
   

G833


   1 among the Greeks in Homer’s time, an uncovered space around the House, enclosed by a wall, in which the stables stood, hence among the Orientals that roofless enclosure by a wall, in the open country in which the flocks were herded at night, a sheepfold.
   2 the uncovered court-yard of the House.
   In the O.
   T.
   particularly of the courts of the tabernacle and of the temple in Jerusalem.
   The dwellings of the higher classes usually had two, one exterior, between the door and the street; the other interior, surrounded by the buildings of the dwelling itself.
   The latter is mentioned Mat. 26:69.
   3 the House itself, a palace.
   

G3410


   1 the price for which anything is either let or hired.
      1a of a harlots hire.
   2 that which is either let or hired for a price, as of a House, dwelling, lodging.
   

H1350


   1 to redeem, act as kinsman-redeemer, avenge, revenge, ransom, do the part of a kinsman.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to act as kinsman, do the part of next of kin, act as kinsman-redeemer.
            1a1a by marrying brother’s widow to beget a child for him, to redeem from slavery, to redeem land, to exact vengeance.
         1a2 to redeem (by payment).
         1a3 to redeem (with God as subject).
            1a3a individuals from death.
            1a3b Israel from Egyptian bondage.
            1a3c Israel from exile.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to redeem oneself.
         1b2 to be redeemed.
         

Frequency of House (original languages)

Frequency of House (English)

Dictionary

Webster's Dictionary - Tiring-House
(n.) A tiring-room.
Holman Bible Dictionary - House of the Forest of Lebanon
A designation for a great hall Solomon constructed as part of his palace complex in Jerusalem (1 Kings 7:2-5 ), so called because of the extensive use of cedar for the pillars, beams, and roofing material. In this hall were stored 300 shields of gold and vessels of gold (1 Kings 10:17-21 ). See Hall .
Holman Bible Dictionary - House
A place where people live, usually in extended family units which can then be called a house.
Abraham left Mesopotamia where he lived in houses made of mud brick (compare Genesis 11:3 ) and became a tent dweller (Hebrews 11:9 ). Tents were made of goat hair and were suitable to nomadic life. His descendants apparently lived in tents until the time of Joshua, when they captured Canaan and began to build houses like the Canaanites. In the lowlands of the Jordan Valley the houses were built of mud brick because stone was not readily available. This type of construction may still be seen in the refugee camps of modern Jericho. In the hill country field stones were used. Although slight differences existed in house construction over centuries of time, those which have been excavated manifest a similar style. The homes of the poor were small and modest, consisting of one to four rooms, usually, and almost always including a courtyard on the east of the house so that the prevailing westerly winds would blow the smoke away from the house. In this courtyard the family carried on most of its activity. Food was prepared here in an oven built of clay. Storage jars were kept here, and animals were often housed here. However, the house only met the essential needs of family life such as shelter, a place to prepare food, make clothing and pottery, care for animals, etc. Social life was normally conducted at the community well or spring, the city gate, the marketplace, or in the fields at work. Because of the heat in summer and the cold in the winter, houses were built with few, if any, windows. This also provided more protection from intruders, but it meant that the houses were dark and uninviting. The only escape from the dim, cramped interior of the house was the courtyard and especially the flat roof. Here, the women of the house could do many of their daily chores—the washing, weaving, drying of figs and dates, and even the cooking. It was a wonderful place to enjoy the cool breezes in the heat of the day and to sleep in the summer (Acts 10:9 ; compare 2 Kings 4:10 ). The roof was supported by beams laid across the tops o narrow rooms, which were then covered by brush and mud packed to a firm and smooth surface. The paralytic at Capernaum was let down to Jesus through a hole “dug out” of such a roof (Mark 2:4 ; it was covered with clay tiles—Luke 5:19 ). In the time of Moses, the Israelites were required to build a bannister around the roof to prevent falling off (Deuteronomy 22:8 ).
Unlike the poor, wealthy families built larger houses which sometimes utilized cut stone. They furnished them with chairs, tables, and couches which could double as beds. The poor had neither the space nor money for furniture. They ate and slept on floor mats which could be rolled out for that purpose. Most floors consisted of beaten earth, although some were made of mud and lime plaster and occasionally even limestone slabs. The wealthy in the time of the New Testament were able to cover their floors with beautiful mosaics and adorn their plastered walls with lovely frescoes. By this time, many of the better homes, under Roman influence, included atria, which added to the concept of outdoor living already experienced in the courtyards and on the roofs. There is evidence that two story houses were built throughout biblical times, the upper floor being reached by outside stairs or ladders.
John McRay
Holman Bible Dictionary - Shearing House
KJV translation (2Kings 10:12,2 Kings 10:14 ) of what many modern translators take as place name. See Beth-Eked . REB reads, “shepherds' shelter.”
Holman Bible Dictionary - House of the Archives
See House of the Rolls .
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Loreto, Holy House of
So-called from the tradition that the house, wherein the Holy Family dwelt at Nazareth, was transported by angels to the city of Loreto, Italy. The Holy House is now encased by a large imposing basilica. It has been one of the famous shrines of the Blessed Virgin from the 13th century to the present day. The Feast of the Translation of the Holy House of Loreto is celebrated December 10,.
Holman Bible Dictionary - House of the Rolls
The place mentioned in Ezra 6:1 where records of the king's decrees and actions were kept. The archives were kept sometimes in the royal treasury ( Ezra 5:17 ) or perhaps in the Temple. Jeremiah's scroll (Jeremiah 36:20-26 ) and the scroll of the law (2 Kings 22:8-9 ) were probably kept in such an archive. The records pertaining to the reigns of the kings of Judah and Israel were probably also kept in archives of this kind. Genealogical records may have been stored in the archives (Ezra 4:15 ).
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Shearing-House
(2 Kings 10:12,14 ; marg., "house of shepherds binding sheep." RSV, "the shearing-house of the shepherds;" marg., "house of gathering"), some place between Samaria and Jezreel, where Jehu slew "two and forty men" of the royal family of Judah. The Heb. word Beth-eked so rendered is supposed by some to be a proper name.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Chapter House
A building attached to a monastery or cathedral in which the meetings of the chapter are held. In monasteries the chapter house was used daily after Prime for the reading of the "Martyrology" and "Necrology," the correction of faults, the assignment of daily tasks, the exhortation of the superior, and again for the evening collation. Secular canons used it for the formal transaction of public business of common interest to the body corporate. Its shape is varied. In England it was the object of careful designing, culminating in the polygonal chapter house of which Lincoln Cathedral (1240-1260) has perhaps the earliest example.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - House
There are but few things mentioned in scripture that throw light upon the construction of the houses in the East. Of modern eastern houses it may be said the backs of the houses are in the street. There is a door, with perhaps a lattice over it, and one or two lattices high up, with all the rest a blank wall. A house may be watched all day, and not a soul be seen, unless some one comes to the door, though all going on in the street may be seen from the lattices. The door opens into a porch or passage, which leads into an open court, but so arranged that no one can see into the court when the door is opened. The court is large, sometimes open to the sky, in which visitors are received and business transacted: some have two courts, or even three. Often there is a fountain and trees in the court. Around the court are entrances to more private rooms, where meals are served and to chambers where the inmates repose. The 'parlour' where Samuel entertained Saul would be one of such rooms.
Stairs in the corner of the court lead to upper private rooms; and often there are stairs outside the house that lead to the roof. These enabled the sick man to be carried to the roof in Mark 2:4 , when entrance could not be obtained by the door. The roof is often made of sticks, thorn bushes, mortar and earth; which often have to be rolled to consolidate the structure after rain. A hole could easily be broken through such a roof to let down the paralytic. Other roofs were more substantial, with a parapet round them for safety. On such roofs persons retired for private conversation and for prayer, 1 Samuel 9:25 ; Acts 10:9 ; and in the evening for coolness. 2 Samuel 11:2 .
The Lord speaks of the disciples publishing on the housetop what He had told them privately. Matthew 10:27 ; Luke 12:3 . This mode of proclamation may often be seen in the East when the public crier calls out from the housetop the information he has to make known.
Houses were mostly built of stone, that being plentiful and wood comparatively scarce. In Bashan there are still numbers of ancient houses, solidly built of stone, some with the ancient stone doors still on their hinges, or rather pivots, many of the houses having no inhabitant. Temporary houses and those for the poor were often built of mud, which could easily be dug through by a thief, and which left to themselves soon became a heap of rubbish. Job 4:19 ; Job 15:28 ; Job 24:16 ; Matthew 24:43 . Cattle were often kept in some part of the house, as they are to this day, for safety. 1 Samuel 28:24 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - House
Till their sojourn in Egypt the Hebrews dwelt in tents. They then for the first time inhabited cities (Genesis 47:3 ; Exodus 12:7 ; Hebrews 11:9 ). From the earliest times the Assyrians and the Canaanites were builders of cities. The Hebrews after the Conquest took possession of the captured cities, and seem to have followed the methods of building that had been pursued by the Canaanites. Reference is made to the stone (1 Kings 7:9 ; Isaiah 9:10 ) and marble (1 Chronicles 29:2 ) used in building, and to the internal wood-work of the houses (1 Kings 6:15 ; 7:2 ; 10:11,12 ; 2 Chronicles 3:5 ; Jeremiah 22:14 ). "Ceiled houses" were such as had beams inlaid in the walls to which wainscotting was fastened (Ezra 6:4 ; Jeremiah 22:14 ; Haggai 1:4 ). "Ivory houses" had the upper parts of the walls adorned with figures in stucco with gold and ivory (1 Kings 22:39 ; 2 Chronicles 3:6 ; Psalm 45:8 ). The roofs of the dwelling-houses were flat, and are often alluded to in Scripture (2 Samuel 11:2 ; Isaiah 22:1 ; Matthew 24:17 ). Sometimes tents or booths were erected on them (2 Samuel 16:22 ). They were protected by parapets or low walls (Deuteronomy 22:8 ). On the house-tops grass sometimes grew (Proverbs 19:13 ; 27:15 ; Psalm 129:6,7 ). They were used, not only as places of recreation in the evening, but also sometimes as sleeping-places at night (1 Samuel 9:25,26 ; 2 Samuel 11:2 ; 16:22 ; Daniel 4:29 ; Job 27:18 ; Proverbs 21:9 ), and as places of devotion (Jeremiah 32:29 ; 19:13 ).
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Dagon's House
(1 Samuel 5:2 ), or Beth-dagon, as elsewhere rendered (Josh.15: 41; 19:27), was the sanctuary or temple of Dagon. The Beth-dagon of Joshua 15:41 was one of the cities of the tribe of Judah, in the lowland or plain which stretches westward. It has not been identified.
The Beth-dagon of Joshua 19:27 was one of the border cities of Asher.
That of 1 Chronicles 10:10 was in the western half-tribe of Manasseh, where the Philistines, after their victory at Gilboa, placed Saul's head in the temple of their god. (Compare 1 Samuel 31:8-13 ).
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Draught-House
(2 Kings 10:27 ). Jehu ordered the temple of Baal to be destroyed, and the place to be converted to the vile use of receiving offal or ordure. (Compare Matthew 15:17 .)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Prison, Prison-House
1: δεσμωτήριον (Strong's #1201 — Noun Neuter — desmoterion — des-mo-tay'-ree-on ) "a place of bonds" (from desmos, "a bond," deo, "to bind"), "a prison," occurs in Matthew 11:2 ; in Acts 5:21,23 ; 16:26 , RV, "prison house" (AV, "prison").
2: φυλακή (Strong's #5438 — Noun Feminine — phulake — foo-lak-ay' ) for the various meanings of which see CAGE , denotes a "prison," e.g., Matthew 14:10 ; Mark 6:17 ; Acts 5:19 ; 2 Corinthians 11:23 ; in 2 Corinthians 6:5 ; Hebrews 11:36 it stands for the condition of imprisonment; in Revelation 2:10 ; 18:2 , "hold" (twice, RV, marg., "prison;" in the 2nd case, AV, "cage"); Revelation 20:7 .
3: τήρησις (Strong's #5084 — Noun Feminine — teresis — tay'-ray-sis ) "a watching, keeping," then "a place of keeping" is translated "prison" in Acts 5:18 AV (RV "ward"). See KEEPING , B.
Notes: (1) For oikema in Acts 12:7 , AV, "prison," see CELL. (2) In Matthew 4:12 , AV, paradidomi, "to betray, deliver up," is translated "was cast into prison" (RV, "was delivered up"); see BETRAY. In Mark 1:14 , AV, "was put in prison," RV, as in Matthew 4:12 ; see PUT , No. 12.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Father's House
A name given to extended family units in the Ancient Near East reflecting a social organization in which a dominant male headed the family. These units might be large (Jacob's house included 66 descendants when he entered Egypt, Genesis 46:26 ). A father's house could designate the clans within a tribe (Exodus 6:14-25 ) or even an entire tribe (Joshua 22:14 ). The common designations “house of Jacob” (Exodus 19:3 ; Amos 3:13 ), “house of Israel” (Exodus 40:38 ) and the unusual designation “house of Isaac” (Amos 7:16 ) all refer to the nation Israel in terms of a father's house. During patriarchal times a marriage was expected to be within the house of one's father (Genesis 11:29 ; Genesis 20:12 ; Genesis 24:4 ,Genesis 24:4,24:15 ,Genesis 24:15,24:38 ,Genesis 24:38,24:40 ; Genesis 29:10 ; Exodus 6:20 ; Numbers 36:8-10 ). Some of these marriages within the clan were later prohibited (Leviticus 18:9 ,Leviticus 18:9,18:12 ; Leviticus 20:17 ,Leviticus 20:17,20:19 ). In patriarchal times married women were regarded as remaining part of their father's house (Genesis 31:14 ; compare Genesis 46:26 where the enumeration of Jacob's house does not include his sons' wives). In later times married women were regarded to have left their father's houses ( Numbers 30:3 ,Numbers 30:3,30:16 ). Widows were expected to return to their fathers' houses (Genesis 38:11 ). Genesis 31:14 suggests that in patriarchal times married women might normally expect to share in their father's inheritance. Later law limited this right to cases in which there were no sons to inherit ( Numbers 27:8 ).
In John 2:16 “My father's house” is a designation for the Temple which was then equated with Christ's body ( John 2:21 ). The reference to “My Father's house” with its many dwelling places (John 14:2 ) can be explained in two ways. House can be understood as a place or as a set of relationships, a household. Already in the Psalms the Temple is the house of God where the righteous hope to dwell (Psalm 23:6 ; Psalm 27:4 ). It is a short step to the idea of heaven as God's dwelling where there is ample room for the disciples. If house is understood as household, the focus is on fellowship with God. In contrast to servants, a son abides in his father's house (John 8:35 ). As Son of God, Jesus enjoys unique fellowship with God. By believing in Christ, we are empowered to become children of God (John 1:12 ), members of God's household, and share in fellowship with the Father. The two meanings do not exclude each other. Both may be included in Jesus' promise in John 14:2 .
Chris Church
Holman Bible Dictionary - Forest of Lebanon, House of
See House of the Forest of Lebanon .
Chabad Knowledge Base - House of hillel
The Torah academy founded by Hillel was known as the �House of Hillel.� The Mishnah records 316 disagreements between the House of Hillel and the school founded by Shammai, known as the " House of Shammai." The House of Hillel generally takes the lenient view and the House of Shammai, the more stringent one. In all but 18 cases, the halachah is accordance with the House of Hillel.
Chabad Knowledge Base - House of shammai
The Torah academy founded by Shammai was known as the �House of Shammai.� The Mishnah records 316 disagreements between the House of Shammai and the school founded by Hillel, known as the "House of Hillel." The House of Shammai generally takes the stringent view and the House of Hillel, the more lenient one. In all but 18 cases, the halachah is accordance with the House of Hillel.
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - Church Missions House
This is a name that ought to be familiar toevery American Churchman. It is the name given to the handsomebuilding which is the headquarters of "The Domestic and ForeignMissionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the UnitedStates of America." For many years the headquarters of the Societywere in rented rooms in the Bible House, New York City. By specialofferings given for the purpose by many generous Churchmen, theSociety was provided with the means to erect this beautiful andspacious building. The corner-stone was laid on the southeast cornerof Fourth Avenue and Twenty-Second Street in New York City onOctober 3, 1892. The building was occupied by the Society on NewYear's Day, 1894, and on the 25th of the same month, St. Paul'sDay, the building was formally dedicated. "Thus after more than seventy years, during which the Society had been a tenant, theSociety, representing our whole Church, was established in its ownbeautiful home." The Church Mission House is a perfect beehive ofChurch work. Here all the leading interests of the Church arecentred. In its spacious, well-lighted rooms are the offices ofthe Missionary Society. Here, too, are the headquarters of theWoman's Auxiliary, the American Building Fund Commission, theofficers of the General Convention, of the General Clergy ReliefFund, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, the Girls' Friendly Societyand other Church agencies. Here, too, in its beautiful Chapel thenoontide prayers are daily offered for the spread of the Gospel ofChrist throughout the world. The Church Missions House is well wortha visit by those who are visiting New York even for only a few days.(See DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY).
Webster's Dictionary - Apartment House
A building comprising a number of suites designed for separate housekeeping tenements, but having conveniences, such as heat, light, elevator service, etc., furnished in common; - often distinguished in the United States from a flat house.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Maryknoll House of Studies
Brookland, District of Columbia, post-graduate seminary for missionary work, founded, 1922 and affiliated with the Catholic University.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - House
HOUSE . The history of human habitation in Palestine goes back to the undated spaces of the palæolithic or early stone age (see especially the important chapter on ‘Prehistoric Archæology’ in Vincent, Canaan d’après l’exploration récente , 1907, pp. 373 ff.). The excavations and discoveries, of the last few years in particular, have introduced us to the pre-historic inhabitants whom the Semitic invaders, loosely termed Canaanites or Amorites, found in occupation of the country somewhere in the third millennium before our era ( circa b.c. 2500). The men of this early race were still in the neolithic stage of civilization, their only implements being of polished flint, bone, and wood. They lived for the most part in the natural limestone caves in which Palestine abounds. In the historical period such underground caves (for descriptions and diagrams of some of the more celebrated, see Schumacher, Across the Jordan , 135 146; Bliss and Macalister, Excavations in Palestine , 204 270) were used by the Hebrews as places of refuge in times of national danger ( Judges 6:2 , 1 Samuel 13:6 ) and religious persecution ( 2Ma 6:11 , Hebrews 11:38 ). But it is not with these, or with the tents in which the patriarchs and their descendants lived before the conquest of Canaan, that this article has to deal, but with the houses of clay and stone which were built and occupied after that epoch.
1 . Materials . The most primitive of all the houses for which man has been indebted to his own inventiveness is that formed of a few leafy boughs from the primeval forest, represented in Hebrew history to this day by the booths of OT (see Booth). Of more permanent habitations, the earliest of which traces have been discovered are probably the mud huts , whose foundations were found by Mr. Macalister in the lowest stratum at Gezer, and which are regarded by him as the work of the cave-dwellers of the later stone age ( PEFSt [1] , 1904, 110). Clay in the form of bricks, either sun-dried or, less frequently, baked in a kiln (see Brick), and stone ( Leviticus 14:40 ff., Isaiah 9:10 etc.), have been in all ages the building materials of the successive inhabitants of Palestine. Even in districts where stone was available the more tractable material was often preferred. Houses built of crude brick are the ‘houses of clay,’ the unsubstantial nature of which is emphasized in Job 4:19 f., and whose walls a thief or another could easily dig through ( Ezekiel 12:5 , Matthew 6:19 f.).
The excavations have shown that there is no uniformity, even at a given epoch, in the size of bricks, which are both rectangular and square in shape. The largest, apparently, have been found at Taanach, roughly 21 inches by 15 3 / 4, and 4 3 /4 inches in thickness. At Gezer a common size is a square brick 15 inches in the side and 7 inches’ thick ( PEFSt [1] , 1902, 319). In the Mishna the standard size is a square brick 9 inches each way ( Erubin , i. 3).
The stone used for house building varied from common field stones and larger, roughly shaped, quarry stones to the carefully dressed wrought stone ( gâzith , 1 Kings 5:17 RV [3] ) or ‘hewn-stone, according to measure, sawed with saws’ (7:9), such as was used by Solomon in his building operations. Similarly rubble, wrought stone, and brick are named in the Mishna as the building materials of the time ( Baba bathra , i. 1). For mortar clay was the usual material, although the use of bitumen [4] ( Genesis 11:3 RVm [5] , EV [6] ‘slime’) was not unknown. Wood as a building material was employed mainly for roofing, and to a less extent for internal decoration (see below).
2 . General plan of Hebrew houses . The recent excavations at Gezer and elsewhere have shown that the simplest type of house in Palestine has scarcely altered in any respect for four thousand years. Indeed, its construction is so simple that the possibility of change is reduced to a minimum. In a Syrian village of to-day the typical abode of the fellah consists of a walled enclosure, within which is a small court closed at the farther end by a house of a single room. This is frequently divided into two parts, one level with the entrance, assigned at night to the domestic animals, cows, ass, etc.; the other, about 18 in. higher, occupied by the peasant and his family. A somewhat better class of house consists of two or three rooms, of which the largest is the family living and sleeping room, a second is assigned to the cattle, while a third serves as general store-room (AV [7] closet ).
The Canaanite houses, which the Hebrews inherited (Deuteronomy 6:10 ) and copied, are now known to have been arranged on similar lines (see the diagram of a typical Canaanite house in Gezer, restored by Mr. Macalister in his Bible Sidelights from Gezer [3], fig. 25). As in all Eastern domestic architecture, the rooms were built on one or more sides of an open court ( 2 Samuel 17:18 , Jeremiah 32:2 etc.). These rooms were of small dimensions, 12 to 15 feet square as a rule, with which may be compared the legal definition of ‘large’ and ‘small’ rooms in the late period of the Mishna. The former was held to measure 15 ft. by 12, with a height, following the model of the Temple ( 1 Kings 6:2 ff.), equal to half the sum of the length and breadth, namely, 13 1 / 2 ft.; a ‘small’ room measured 12ft. by 9, with a height of 10 1 /2 ft. ( Baba bathra , vi. 4).
Should occasion arise, through the marriage of a son or otherwise, to enlarge the house, this was done by building one or more additional rooms on another side of the court. In the case of a ‘man of wealth’ (1 Samuel 9:1 RVm [5] ), the house would consist of two or even more courts, in which case the rooms about the ‘inner court’ ( Esther 4:11 ) were appropriated to the women of the family. The court, further, often contained a cistern to catch and retain the precious supply of water that fell in the rainy season ( 2 Samuel 17:18 ). For the question of an upper storey see § 4 .
3 . Foundation and dedication rites . In building a house, the first step was to dig out the space required for the foundation (cf. Matthew 7:24 ff.), after which came the ceremony of the laying of the foundation stone , the ‘ corner stone of sure foundation’ of Isaiah 28:16 (see, further, Corner-Stone). The ‘day of the foundation’ ( 2 Chronicles 8:16 ), as we learn from the poetic figure of Job 38:6 ff., was, as it is at the present day, one of great rejoicing (cf. Ezra 3:11 ).
With the exception of a passage to be cited presently, the OT is silent regarding a foundation rite on which a lurid light has been cast by the latest excavations in Palestine. It is now certain that the Canaanites, and the Hebrews after them, were wont to consecrate the foundation of a new building by a human sacrifice . The precise details of the rite are still uncertain, but there is already ample evidence to show that, down even to ‘the latter half of the Hebrew monarchy’ ( PEFSt [1] , 1903, 224), it was a frequent practice to bury infants, whether alive or after previous sacrifice is still doubtful, in large jars ‘generally under the ends of walls, that is, at the corners of houses or chambers or just under the door jambs’ ( ibid. 306). At Megiddo was found the skeleton of a girl of about fifteen years, who had clearly been built alive into the foundation of a fortress; at Taanach was found one of ten years of age; and skeletons of adults have also been discovered.
An interesting development of this rite of foundation sacrifice can be traced from the fifteenth century b.c. onwards. With the jar containing the body of the victim there were at first deposited other jars containing jugs, howls, and a lamp, perhaps also food, as in ordinary burials. Gradually, it would seem, lamps and bowls came to be buried alone, as substitutes and symbols of the human victim, most frequently a lamp within a bowl, with another bowl as covering. Full details of this curious rite cannot be given here, but no other theory so plausible has yet been suggested to explain these ‘lamp and bowl deposits’ (see Macalister’s reports in PEFSt [1] , from 1903 esp. p. 306 ff. with illustrations onwards, also his Bible Sidelights , 165 ff.; Vincent, Canaan , 50 f., 192, 198ff.). The only reference to foundation sacrifice in OT is the case of Hiel the Bethelite, who sacrificed his two sons for that such is the true interpretation can now scarcely be doubted his firstborn at the re-founding of Jericho, and his youngest at the completion and dedication of the walls and gates ( 1 Kings 16:34 RV [3] ).
Here by anticipation may be taken the rite of the formal dedication of a private house, which is attested by Deuteronomy 20:5 , although the references in Hebrew literature to the actual ceremony are confined to sacred and public buildings ( Leviticus 8:10 ff., 1 Kings 8:1 ff., 1 Kings 8:10 ff., Ezra 6:16 f., Nehemiah 3:1 ; Nehemiah 12:27 , 1Ma 4:52 ff.). It is not improbable that some of the human victims above alluded to may have been offered in connexion with the dedication or restoration of important buildings (cf. 1 Kings 16:34 above).
On the whole subject it may be said, in conclusion, that, judging from the ideas and practice of the Bedouin when a new tent or ‘house of hair’ is set up, we ought to seek the explanation of the rite of foundation sacrifice a practice which obtains among many races widely separated in space and time in the desire to propitiate the spirit whose abode is supposed to be disturbed by the new foundation (cf. Trumbull, Threshold Covenant , 46 ff.), rather than in the wish to secure the spirit of the victim as the tutelary genius of the new building. This ancient custom still survives in the sacrifice of a sheep or other animal, which is indispensable to the safe occupation of a new house in Moslem lands, and even to the successful inauguration of a public work, such as a railway, or as the other day in Damascus of an electric lighting installation. In the words of an Arab sheik: ‘Every house must have its death man, woman, child, or animal’ (Curitiss, Primitive Semitic Religion To-day ).
4 . Details of construction, walls and floor . The walls of Canaanite and Hebrew houses were for the most part, as we have seen, of crude brick or stone. At Tell el-Hesy (Lachish), for example, we find at one period house walls of ‘dark-brown clay with little straw’; at another, walls of ‘reddish-yellow clay, full of straw’ (Bliss, A Mound of Many Cities , 44). At Gezer Mr. Macalister found a wall that was ‘remarkable for being built in alternate courses of red and white bricks, the red course being four inches in height, the white five inches’ ( PEFSt [1] , 1903, 216). As a rule, however, the Gezer house walls consisted of common field stones, among which dressed stones even at corners and door posts are of the rarest possible occurrence. The joints are wide and irregular, and filled with mud packed in the widest places with smaller stones’ ( ibid. 215). The explanation of this simple architecture is that in early times each man built his own house, expert builders ( Psalms 118:22 ) or masons (see Arts and Crafts, § 3 ) being employed only on royal residences, city walls, and other buildings of importance. Hence squared and dressed stones are mentioned in OT only in connexion with such works ( 1 Kings 5:17 ; 1 Kings 7:9 ) and the houses of the wealthy ( Amos 5:11 , Isaiah 9:10 ). In the Gezer houses of the post-exilic period, however, ‘the stones are well dressed and squared, often as well shaped as a modern brick’ ( PEFSt [1] , 1904, 124, with photograph, 125). Between these two extremes are found walls of rubble, and quarry stones of various sizes, roughly trimmed with a hammer. Mud was ‘universally used as mortar .’
In ordinary cases the thickness of the outside walls varied from 18 to 24 inches; that of partition walls, on the other hand, did not exceed 9 to 12 inches ( ib. 118). In NT times the thickness varied somewhat with the materials employed (see Baba bathra , i. 1). It is doubtful if the common view is correct, which finds in certain passages, especially Psalms 118:22 and its NT citations, a reference to a corner stone on the topmost course of masonry (see Corner). In most cases the reference is to the foundation stone at the corner of two walls, as explained above.
The inside walls of stone houses received a ‘ plaister’ (EV [6] ) of clay ( Leviticus 14:41 ff., AV [7] ‘dust,’ RV [3] ‘mortar’), or, in the better houses, of lime or gypsum ( Daniel 5:5 ). The ‘untempered mortar’ of Ezekiel 13:11 ; Ezekiel 22:28 was some sort of whitewash applied to the outside walls, as is attested for NT times ( Matthew 23:27 , Acts 23:3 ‘thou whited wall’). In the houses of the wealthy, as in the Temple, it was customary to line the walls with cypress ( 2 Chronicles 3:5 , EV [6] ‘fir’), cedar, and other valuable woods ( 1 Kings 6:15 ; 1 Kings 6:18 ; 1 Kings 7:7 ). The ‘cieled houses’ of EV [6] ( Jeremiah 22:14 , Haggai 1:4 etc.) are houses panelled with wood in this way (Cieled). The acme of elegance was represented by cedar panels inlaid with ivory, such as earned for Ahab’s pleasure kiosk the name of ‘the ivory house’ ( 1 Kings 22:39 ) and incurred the denunciation of Amos ( Amos 3:15 ). We also hear of the panelled ‘ cielings ’ of the successive Temples ( 1 Kings 6:15 , 2Ma 1:16 RV [3] ).
The floors of the houses were in all periods made of hard beaten clay, the permanence of which to this day has proved to the excavators a precious indication of the successive occupations of the buried cities of Palestine. Public buildings have been found paved with slabs of stone. The better sort of private houses were no doubt, like the Temple ( 1 Kings 6:15 ), floored with cypress and other woods.
The presence of vaults or cellars , in the larger houses at least, is shown by Luke 11:33 RV [3] . The excavations also show that when a wholly or partly ruined town was rebuilt, the houses of the older stratum were frequently retained as underground store-rooms of the new houses on the higher level. The reference in 1 Chronicles 27:27-28 to wine and oil ‘cellars’ (EV [6] ) is to ‘stores’ of these commodities, rather than to the places where the latter were kept.
5 . The roof . The ancient houses of Canaan, like their modern representatives, had flat roofs , supported by stout wooden beams laid from wall to wall. Across these were laid smaller rafters ( Song of Solomon 1:17 ), then brushwood, reeds, and the like, above which was a layer of earth several inches thick, while on the top of all came a thick plaster of clay or of clay and lime. It was such a roofing (AV [7] tiling , RV [3] tiles , Luke 5:19 ) that the friends of the paralytic ‘broke up’ in order to lower him into the room below ( Mark 2:4 ). The wood for the roof-beams was furnished mostly by the common sycamore, cypress ( Song of Solomon 1:17 ) and cedar ( 1 Kings 6:9 ) being reserved for the homes of the wealthy. Hence the point of Isaiah’s contrast between the humble houses of crude brick, roofed with sycamore, and the stately edifices of hewn stone roofed with cedar ( Isaiah 9:10 ).
It was, and is, difficult to keep such a roof watertight in the rainy season, as Proverbs 27:15 shows. In several houses at Gezer a primitive drain of jars was found for carrying the water from the leaking roof ( Ecclesiastes 10:18 RV [3] ) through the floor to the foundations beneath ( PEFSt [1] , 1904, 14, with illust.). In the Mishna there is mention of at least two kinds of spout or gutter ( 2 Samuel 5:8 AV [7] , but the sense here is doubtful) for conveying the rain water from the roof to the cistern. Evidence has accumulated in recent years showing that even in the smallest houses it was usual to have the beams of the roof supported by a row of wooden posts, generally three in number, resting on stone bases, ‘from 1 foot 6 inches to 2 feet in diameter’ ( PEFSt [1] , 1904, 115, with photo.). The same method was adopted for the roofs of large public buildings (see Bliss, Mound of Many Cities , 91 f., with plan), and Mr. Macalister has ingeniously explained Samson’s feat at the temple of Dagon, by supposing that he slid two of the massive wooden pillars ( Judges 16:29 f.) supporting the portico from their stone supports, thus causing its collapse ( Bible Sidelights , 136 ff. with illust.).
The roof was required by law to be surrounded by a battlement , or rather a parapet, as a protection against accident ( Deuteronomy 22:8 ). Access to the roof was apparently obtained, as at the present day, by an outside stair leading from the court. Our EV [6] finds winding stairs in the Temple ( 1 Kings 6:8 ), and some sort of inner stair or ladder is required by the reference to the secret trapdoor in 2Ma 1:16 . The roof or housetop was put to many uses, domestic ( Joshua 2:6 ) and other. It was used, in particular, for recreation ( 2 Samuel 11:2 ) and for sleeping ( 1 Samuel 9:25 f.), also for prayer and meditation ( Acts 10:9 ), lamentation ( Isaiah 15:3 , Jeremiah 48:38 ), and even for idolatrous worship ( Jeremiah 19:13 , Zephaniah 1:5 ). For these and other purposes a tent ( 2 Samuel 16:22 ) or a booth ( Nehemiah 8:16 ) might be provided, or a permanent roof-chamber might be erected. Such were the ‘chamber with walls’ ( 2 Kings 4:10 RVm [5] ) erected for Elisha, the ‘summer parlour ’ ( Judges 3:20 , lit. as RVm [5] ‘upper chamber of cooling’) of Eglon, and the ‘ loft ’ (RV [3] ‘chamber’) of 1 Kings 17:19 .
Otherwise the houses of Palestine were, as a rule, of one storey. Exceptions were confined to the houses of the great, and to crowded cities like Jerusalem and Samaria. Ahaziah’s upper chamber in the latter city (2 Kings 1:2 ) may well have been a room in the second storey of the royal palace, where was evidently the window from which Jezebel was thrown ( 2 Kings 9:33 ). The same may be said of the ‘upper room’ in which the Last Supper was held ( Mark 14:15 ||; cf. Acts 1:13 ). It was a Greek city, however, in which Eutychus fell from a window in the ‘ third story ’ ( Acts 20:9 RV [3] ).
6 . The door and its parts . The door consisted of four distinct parts: the door proper, the threshold , the lintel ( Exodus 12:7 RV [3] ), and the two doorposts . The first of these was of wood, and was hung upon projecting pivots of wood, the hinges of Proverbs 26:14 , which turned in corresponding sockets in the threshold and lintel respectively. Like the Egyptians and Babylonians, the Hebrews probably cased the pivots and sockets of heavy doors with bronze; those of the Temple doors were sheathed in gold ( 1 Kings 7:50 ). In the Hauran, doors of a single slab of stone with stone pivots are still found in situ. Folding doors are mentioned only in connexion with the Temple ( 1 Kings 6:34 ).
The threshold ( Judges 19:27 , 1 Kings 14:17 etc.) or sill must have been invariably of stone. Among the Hebrews, as among so many other peoples of antiquity, a special sanctity attached to the threshold (see Trumbull, The Threshold Covenant, passim ). The doorposts or jambs were square posts of wood ( 1 Kings 7:5 , Ezekiel 41:21 ) or of stone. The command of Deuteronomy 6:9 ; Deuteronomy 11:20 gave rise to the practice, still observed in all Jewish houses, of enclosing a piece of parchment containing the words of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ; Deuteronomy 11:13-21 in a small case of metal or wood, which is nailed to the doorpost, hence its modern name mezuzah (‘doorpost’).
Doors were locked (Judges 3:23 f.) by an arrangement similar to that still in use in Syria (see the illust. in Hastings’ DB [28]6 li. 836). This consists of a short upright piece of wood, fastened on the inside of the door, through which a square wooden bolt ( Song of Solomon 5:5 , Nehemiah 3:3 RV [3] , for AV [7] lock) passes at right angles into a socket in the jamb of the door. When the bolt is shot by the hand, three to six small iron pins drop from the upright into holes in the bolt, which is hollow at this part. The latter cannot now be drawn back without the proper key . This is a flat piece of wood straight or bent as the case may be into the upper surface of which pins have been fixed corresponding exactly in number and position to the holes in the bolt. The person wishing to enter the house ‘puts in his hand by the hole of the door’ ( Song of Solomon 5:4 ), and inserts the key into the hollow part of the bolt in such a way that the pins of the key will displace those in the holes of the bolt, which is then easily withdrawn from the socket and the door is open.
In the larger houses it was customary to have a man (Mark 13:34 ) or a woman ( 2 Samuel 4:6 RVm [5] , John 18:17 ) to act as a doorkeeper or porter . In the palaces of royalty this was a military duty ( 1 Kings 14:27 ) and an office of distinction ( Esther 2:21 ; Esther 6:2 ).
7 . Lighting and heating . The ancient Hebrew houses must have been very imperfectly lighted. Indeed, it is almost certain that, in the poorer houses at least, the only light available was admitted through the doorway (cf. Sir 42:11 [30], ‘Let there be no casement where thy daughter dwells’), in any case, such windows as did exist were placed high up in the walls, at least six feet from the ground, according to the Mishna. We have no certain monumental evidence as to the size and construction of the windows of Hebrew houses (but see for a probable stone window-frame, 20 inches high, Bliss and Macalister, Excavs. in Palest . 143 and pl. 73). They may, however, safely be assumed to have been much smaller than those to which we are accustomed, although the commonest variety, the challôn , was large enough to allow a man to pass out ( Joshua 2:15 , 1 Samuel 19:12 ) or in ( Joel 2:9 ). Another variety ( ’arubbah ) was evidently smaller, since it is used also to designate the holes of a dovecot ( Isaiah 60:8 EV [6] ‘windows’). These and other terms are rendered in our versions by ‘window,’ lattice , and casement ( Proverbs 7:6 AV [7] and RV [3] ‘lattice’). None of these, of course, was filled with glass. Like the windows of Egyptian houses, they were doubtless closed with wood or lattice-work, which could be opened when necessary ( 2 Kings 13:17 ). An obscure expression in 1 Kings 6:4 is rendered by RV [3] , ‘windows of fixed lattice-work.’ During the hours of darkness, light was supplied by the small oil lamp which was kept continually burning (see Lamp).
Most of the houses excavated show a depression of varying dimensions in the floor, either in the centre or in a corner, which, from the obvious traces of fire, was clearly the family hearth ( Isaiah 30:14 ). Wood was the chief fuel (see Coal), supplemented by withered vegetation of all sorts ( Matthew 6:30 ), and
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - o House of Nazareth the Blest
Hymn for Lauds on the Feast of the Holy Family, first Sunday after Epiphany. Pope Leo III wrote it. Of the three translations, the title given above is by Monsignor Henry.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Shearing-House, the
SHEARING-HOUSE, THE . A place at which Jehu, on his way from Jezreel to Samaria, met and slew the brethren of Ahaziah, king of Judah ( 2 Kings 10:12 ; 2 Kings 10:14 ). Possibly the original should be left untranslated and appear as a place-name Beth-eked , which has not been identified.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - House
Known to man as early at least as Cain; the tent not until Jabal, the fifth in descent from Cain (Genesis 4:7; Genesis 4:17; Genesis 4:20). The rude wigwam and the natural cave were the abodes of those who, being scattered abroad, subsequently degenerated from the primitive civilization implied in the elaborate structure of Babel (Genesis 11:3; Genesis 11:31). It was from a land of houses that Abram, at God's call, became a dweller in tents (Genesis 12:1; Hebrews 11:9). At times he still lived in a house (Genesis 17:27); so also Isaac (Genesis 27:15), and Jacob (Genesis 33:15). In Egypt the Israelites resumed a fixed life in permanent houses, and must have learned architectural skill in that land of stately edifices. After their wilderness sojourn in tents they entered into possession of the Canaanite goodly cities. The parts of the eastern house are:
(1) The porch; not referred to in the Old Testament save in the temple and Solomon's palace (1 Kings 7:6-7; 2 Chronicles 15:8; Ezekiel 40:7; Ezekiel 40:16); in Egypt (from whence he derived it) often it consisted of a double row of pillars; in Judges 3:23 the Hebrew word (the front hall) is different. The porch of the high priest's palace (Matthew 26:71; puloon , which is translated "gate" in Acts 10:17; Acts 12:14; Acts 14:13; Revelation 21:12) means simply "the gate." The five porches of Bethesda (John 5:2) were cloisters or a colonnade for the use of the sick.
(2) The court is the chief feature of every eastern house. The passage into it is so contrived that the court cannot be seen from the street outside. An awning from one wall to the opposite shelters from the heat; this is the image, Psalms 104:2, "who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain." At the side of the court opposite the entrance was the:
(3) guest chamber (Luke 22:11-12), Hebrew lishkah , from laashak , "to recline"; where Samuel received his guests (1 Samuel 9:22). Often open in front, and supported by a pillar; on the ground floor, but raised above the level. A low divan goes round it, used for sitting or reclining by day, and for placing beds on by night. In the court the palm and olive were planted, from whence the psalmist writes, "I am like a green olive tree in the house of God"; an olive tree in a house would be a strange image to us, but suggestive to an eastern of a home with refreshing shade and air. So Psalms 92:13, "those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God." Contrast the picture of Edom's desolation, "thorns in the palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses ... a court for owls" (Isaiah 34:13).
(4) The stairs. Outside the house, so that Ehud could readily escape after slaying Eglon (Judges 3:23), and the bearers of the paralytic, unable to get to the door, could easily mount by the outside stairs to the roof, and, breaking an opening in it, let him down in the midst of the room where Jesus was (Mark 2:4). The Israelite captains placed Jehu upon their garments on the top of the stairs, as the most public place, and from them proclaimed "Jehu is king" (2 Kings 9:13).
(5) The roof is often of a material which could easily be broken up, as it was by the paralytic's friends: sticks, thorn bushes (bellan ), with mortar, and marl or earth. A stone roller is kept on the top to harden the flat roof that rain may not enter. Amusement, business, conversation (1 Samuel 9:25), and worship (Acts 10:9) are carried on here, especially in the evening, as a pleasant and cool retreat (2 Samuel 11:2) from the narrow filthy streets of an eastern town. Translated 1 Samuel 9:26, "about daybreak Samuel called (from below, within the house, up) to Saul upon the top (or roof) of the house (where Saul was sleeping upon the balcony, compare 2 Kings 4:10), Rise up," etc. On the flat roof it was that Rahab spread the flax to dry, hiding the spies (Joshua 2:6).
Here, in national calamities, the people retired to bewail their state (Isaiah 15:3; Jeremiah 48:38); here in times of danger they watched the foe advancing (Isaiah 22:1, "thou art wholly gone up to the housetops"), or the bearer of tidings approaching (2 Samuel 18:24; 2 Samuel 18:33). On the top of the upper chamber, as the highest point of the house, the kings of Judah made idolatrous altars to the sun and heavenly hosts (2 Kings 23:12; Jeremiah 19:13; Jeremiah 32:29). Retributively in kind, as they burnt incense to Baal the god of fire, the Chaldeans should burn the houses, the scene of his worship, with fire (Zephaniah 1:5). On the top of the house the tent was spread for Absalom's incestuous act with his father's concubines, to show the breach with David was irreparable (2 Samuel 16:21-22).
On the housetop publicly the disciples should proclaim what Jesus privately taught them (Matthew 10:27; Luke 12:3). Here Peter in prayer saw the vision (Acts 10:9). From the balustraded vast roof of Dagon's temple the 3,000 Philistines witnessed Samson's feats (Judges 16:27). By pulling down the two central pillars on which in front the roof rested, he pulled down the whole edifice. Here the people erected their booths for the feast of tabernacles (Nehemiah 8:16). The partly earth materials gave soil for grass to spring in rain, speedily about to wither, because of the shallowness of soil, under the sun's heat like the sinner's evanescent prosperity (2 Kings 19:26; Psalms 129:6).
Though pleasant in the cool evening and night, at other times the housetop would be anything but pleasant; so "it is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop (though there exposed to wind, rain, heat, and cold) than with a brawling woman in a wide house" (a house of community, i.e. shared with her) (Proverbs 21:9).
(6) The "inner chamber." 1 Kings 20:30; 1 Kings 22:25 should be translated (fleeing) "from chamber to chamber." The "guest chamber" was often the uppermost room (Greek huperoon , Hebrew aliyeh ), a loft upon the roof (Acts 1:13; Acts 9:37; Acts 20:8-9), the pleasantest room in the house. Eutychus from "the third loft" fell down into the court. Little chambers surround the courtyard, piled upon one another, the half roof of the lower forming a walking terrace of the higher, to which the ascent is by a ladder or flight of steps.
Such "a little chamber" the Shunammite woman made (built) "on the wall" of the house for Elisha (2 Kings 4:10, compare 1 Kings 17:19). Ahaziah fell down from such an "upper chamber" with a projecting latticed window (2 Kings 1:2). The "summer house" was generally the upper room, the "winter house" was the lower room of the same house (Jeremiah 36:22; Amos 3:15); or if both were on the same floor the "summer house" was the outer, the "winter house" the inner apartment. An upper room was generally over gateways (2 Samuel 18:33). Poetically, "God layeth the beams of His upper chambers (Hebrew) in the waters, whence "He watereth the hills" (Psalms 104:3; Psalms 104:13).
(7) Fireplaces are seldom in the houses; but fire pans in winter heated the apartment. Jeremiah 36:22 translated he stove (a brazen vessel, with charcoal) was burning before him." Chimneys were few (Hosea 13:3), simple orifices in the wall, both admitting the light and emitting the smoke. Kitchens are first mentioned in Ezekiel 46:23-24. A fire was sometimes burned in the open court (Luke 22:55-56; Luke 22:61); Peter warmed himself at such a fire, when Jesus on His trial in the large hall, open in front to the court, with arches and a pillar to support the wall above, "turned and looked" on him. Cellars often were made under the ground floor for storage, "secret chambers" (Matthew 24:20). Sometimes the granary was "in the midst of the house" (2 Samuel 4:6).
(8) The cisterns cut in the limestone rock are a leading feature in the houses at Jerusalem, varying from 4 ft. to 30 ft. in width, 8 inches to 30 inches length, 12 inches to 20 inches depth. Almost every house has one, and some as many as four. The rain water is conducted from the roofs into them. Hence the inhabitants within Jerusalem never suffered from want of water in the longest sieges, whereas the besiegers have often suffered. So Nehemiah 9:25, "cisterns hewn" margin, compare 2 Kings 18:31; 2 Chronicles 26:10 margin," Uzziah cut out many cisterns." Israel's forsaking God for earthly trusts is called a "forsaking of the fountain of living waters" for "broken cisterns that can hold no water" (Jeremiah 2:13). Proverbs 5:15, "drink waters out of thine own cistern," means, enjoy thine own wife's love, seek none else. So the heavenly spouse is called "a fountain sealed" (Song of Solomon 4:12).
(9) The foundation was an object of great care. "Great stones" were brought for that of the temple. Often they dug down to the rock and by arches (though not mentioned in Scripture, Ezekiel 40:16 should be translated "porches") built up to the surface. Metaphorically, man's foundation is in the dust (Job 4:10). The wise man digs down to the rock (Luke 6:48), hearing and doing Christ's savings. Christ is the only foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11, etc.). The apostles become "foundations" only by identification with Him, confessing and building themselves, and others on Him (Ephesians 2:20). Simon became the "rock" by identifying himself with Him; but when he identified himself with "Satan" in his dislike of the cross, Jesus called him so (Matthew 16:16-19; Matthew 16:22-23).
(10) The windows were small and latticed, in the sense of glass. Metaphorically the eyes, looking out from the eyelids which open and shut like the casement of a window (Ecclesiastes 12:3). Christ "looketh forth at the windows ... showing Himself through the lattice," the types and prophecies were lattice glimpses of Him to the Old Testament congregation (Song of Solomon 2:9; John 8:56). The legal "wall of partition" was only removed by Christ's death (Hebrews 10:20). Even still He shows Himself only to faith, through the windows of His word and the lattice of ordinances and sacraments (John 14:21), not full vision (1 Corinthians 13:12); an incentive to our looking for His coming in person (Isaiah 33:17).
(11) The walls being often of mud can be easily dug through by a robber (Job 4:19; Job 24:16; Job 15:28). When deserted they soon become "heaps." So hopes of peace with God which rest on no scriptural promises are like walls built with "untempered mortar" (tapheel ) (Ezekiel 13:10-16). The mortar with which the leper's house was to be re-plastered is appropriately (as leprosy would mostly appear among the poor) called "mud mortar" (aaphaar ) (Leviticus 14:42). In many houses the cattle are in a lower part of the same dwelling (Genesis 24:32; 1 Samuel 28:24 Luke 2:7). Drafted or beveled stones with a rustic boss are not, as was supposed, peculiar to Jewish architecture; but stones of enormous length (as in the Haram wall, and in the base of the tower of David) compared to their height generally are. Roman work on the contrary has often the height greater than the length.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - House of Prayer
A church, the house of God, as Our Lord designated the Temple of Jerusalem: "My house is the house of prayer." (Luke 19)
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - House of Gold
A symbolic title given the Blessed Virgin in the Litany of Loreto denoting her personal perfection and her office of Divine motherhood. She was the house wherein God dwelt, and for His sake, a house of gold, that is, adorned with the most precious virtues.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Bede House
At first a place of prayer, oratory, then almshouse.
Holman Bible Dictionary - King's Treasure House
See House of the Rolls .
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Holy House of Loreto
So-called from the tradition that the house, wherein the Holy Family dwelt at Nazareth, was transported by angels to the city of Loreto, Italy. The Holy House is now encased by a large imposing basilica. It has been one of the famous shrines of the Blessed Virgin from the 13th century to the present day. The Feast of the Translation of the Holy House of Loreto is celebrated December 10,.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - House of God
This is a name given to theTemple; and also to the Church. See TEMPLEand CHURCH.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - House (2)
HOUSE οἰκία, οἶκος.—The word ‘house’ is used in the Gospels, in accordance with ancient Hebrew usage, in a twofold sense, as referring either to the dwelling, or to the family living in it. Thus we have (1) ‘the house of Israel’ (Matthew 10:6), ‘the house of David’ (Luke 1:27), etc.; (2) ‘built his house upon a rock’ (Matthew 7:24), ‘the house of the ruler’ (Mark 5:38), etc.
The ‘house,’ as a building, plays no such part in Oriental as in Western life and civilization. Climatic conditions in the East permit people to live much in the open. Accordingly we find artisans and merchants plying their trades in the street, or in open shops looking out on the street. Then the domestic life of the Oriental requires little beyond a sheltered place for sleeping and a quiet place for eating. The ordinary house of the ancient Hebrew, we may be sure, was much like that found in Palestine to-day—it could hardly be cruder, or more primitive. As to Hebrew architecture, of either OT or NT times, the Bible has little to say. Architecture proper can hardly be said to have arisen among the Hebrews before the time of the kings, say, about b.c. 1000. Then, it would seem, it differed little from that of the Phœnicians, Assyrians, and Egyptians. The style of the house would naturally be determined largely by the location, the materials at hand, and the purpose to be served. Palestine, as known to history, has had few great forests, and little timber of any kind suited for building. (Solomon had to import materials for palace and temple, 1 Kings 5:18). Houses built in the plains were usually constructed of mud, clay, or sun-dried bricks (cf. Job 4:19). ‘Houses of clay,’ or those built of sun-dried bricks, could be easily broken into—a fact that gives point to our Lord’s allusion in the Sermon on the Mount, when He would dissuade from laying up treasures ‘where thieves break through and steal’ (Matthew 6:19), where it is literally ‘dig through’ ((Revised Version margin)). Great care needed to be taken with the foundations. In a limestone country like Palestine, if one dig deep enough, he finds almost anywhere a stratum of solid rock. It is still true that the wise man builds his house upon the rock (Matthew 7:24). It is common there now to dig down to the rock and lay the foundation of even the ‘house of clay’ upon it. Matthew 7:25 ‘It was founded,’ might well be rendered, ‘It was foundationed upon the rock,’ if we had such a word in English. St. Luke (Luke 6:48) says, ‘dug, and went deep, and laid a foundation upon the rock.’
In the mountainous regions limestone rock was the building material chiefly used, as it was abundant, easily quarried, and readily worked. The house of stone was, probably, modelled after, or developed from, the cave. The nature of the country invited to this. First the natural cave would be used, and, as there was demand, artificially enlarged. Then, occasionally, in some inviting place, a cave would be hewn out of the rock, de novo. Finally, a wall would be built in front for protection, or privacy, and so the cave would be converted into a sheltered dwelling. Henceforth it would serve as a model for detached stone houses. As a matter of fact, in the ancient village of Siloam are found all these kinds of houses, and they illustrate this process of development. (See Jewish Encyc. art. ‘House’). Bricks were sometimes used even in the mountain regions, though counted inferior to hewn stone (2 Samuel 12:31). Many stone houses were unpretentious and rude, being built of rough, unhewn stones; but some, then as now, were built of hewn stones, with vaulted stone roofs, e.g. the palaces of the rich, or of the ruling class (cf. ‘the house of the ruler,’ Mark 5:38, ‘the high priest’s house,’ Luke 22:54). Sometimes space for walking was left around the dome, but often all the space between the dome and the battlement (Deuteronomy 22:8) would be filled in, so as to give the much-desired flat roof—the favourite resort of the Oriental in the cool of the evening (2 Samuel 11:2), and an inviting sleeping-place in summer (1 Samuel 9:25). Such a house will often have a hut of branches, or of vine-covered trellis-work, on the roof (cf. 2 Samuel 16:22, Nehemiah 8:16), and sometimes a more substantial room, where guests of honour are lodged (1 Kings 17:19, 2 Kings 4:10). For ‘summer parlour,’ cf. Judges 3:20, (Revised Version margin) has rightly ‘upper chamber of cooling.’ (See Mark 14:15, and cf. ‘upper room’ elsewhere). From the roof one could easily see what was going on in the street, or on a neighbouring housetop (cf. 1 Samuel 9:25); indeed, could even step from roof to roof, and thus walk the whole length of a street, as the present writer once did in Damascus (cf. Mark 13:15; Josephus Ant. xiii. 140 [1]).
The humbler house of the plain was very simple, having usually only one apartment, which some times sheltered both man and beast. The walls were sometimes smeared with clay (Leviticus 14:41), sometimes plastered (Ezekiel 13:10, Deuteronomy 27:4). The roof was made, no doubt, as that of the common Arab house is made to-day, by laying rough beams about three feet apart, then laying reeds or brushwood close and thick across, covering it with something like the thickly matted thorn-bush called bellan, and then spreading over the whole, first a coat of thick mortar, and then one of marl or earth, and rolling it. Such roofs would require frequent repairing and rolling to keep out the rain, and, if neglected, would get so soaked with the tropical rains that they would cave in. In this way whole villages have had to be abandoned, and their houses left desolate. It was probably one of the simplest of such roofs that was ‘broken up’ (Mark 2:4) when the paralytie was let down from the housetop at Capernaum into the presence of Jesus to be healed. The whole affair would seem to have been the extemporaneous device of plain peasants, accustomed to open their roofs and let down grain, straw, and other articles, as they still do in that country (Thomson, Land and Book, ii. 6ff.). The furniture of such a house would be very simple,—a few mats, or pallets, spread on the ground floor for sleeping on at night, then rolled up and put aside in the day; latterly a ‘divan’ set against the wall on one side, a small table, a few rude chairs, a niche in the wall for the primitive little lamp, unless it was of a sort to hang from a rafter, and a few large jugs for grain, water, wine, or oil.
The palace of the rich would differ from such a house, of course, in having more rooms, and richer and more varied furniture. The numerous rooms, often preferably arranged in a suite on the ground floor around one or more open courts, were often built in storeys. Fine woods, olive, cedar, etc., were used for the doors and windows, and the floors were sometimes made of wood, but often of cement or stone, or even of rich mosaics; while the walls in rare instances were inlaid with ivory and beaten gold (cf. Amos 5:11, 1 Kings 22:39; 1 Kings 6:18; 1 Kings 6:20).
The Graeco-Roman architecture of the Hellenistic period did not exert any very marked or lasting influence upon the architecture of Palestine, partly because of the Jewish antipathy to the Hellenizing tendency, and partly because it was confined to the larger buildings, such as palaces, baths, theatres, temples, etc. See, further, Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, art. ‘House.’
Literature.—The Heb. Archaeologies of Keil, Benzinger, Nowack; Edersheim, Jewish Social Life; Tristram, Eastern Customs in Bible Lands; Mackie, Bible Manners, etc.
Geo. B. Eager.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - House
In this article the references in the NT to the structure and appointments of a house will be collected together, and a description of a house in apostolic times will be given, with illustrations from the present writer’s observations in his Eastern travels. For ‘house’ in the sense of those who inhabit the building, and of descendants, see Family.
1. Foundations and materials.-Great attention was paid to the foundations; they were if possible of stone, even if the walls were of mud. The foundations (the apostles and prophets) and the cornerstone (Christ) are the principal elements in the spiritual house (Ephesians 2:20). The importance of the foundations of the wall of the holy city is illustrated in Revelation 21:14 ff. by their being adorned with precious stones. It thus happens in the present day that in the ordinary Eastern house the foundations often cost as much as all the rest of the building put together. In places where stone is plentiful all houses are built of that material; otherwise only the very rich men’s houses are of stone and all others are built of sun-dried bricks (sometimes of kiln-dried bricks, which are more expensive), or even of mud set in layers, each layer being left to dry hard before the next layer is placed on the top of it. The sun-dried bricks are made simply of clay with which chopped straw is mixed (Exodus 5:7), and are set to dry in the sun for a few days before they are wanted for the building. Thus brick-making and house-building go on together on the same ground. The perishable nature of the material explains why, with the exception of the royal palaces, which were built of stone, nearly all Nineveh has completely vanished. If Layard’s rather doubtful theory is correct (Nineveh and its Remains, London, 1849, vol. ii. p. 236ff.), that vast city of ‘three days’ journey’ [1] (Jonah 3:3) occupied the large area between the fortresses, which alone remain to this day, and was some 75 miles in circumference; but of the buildings in the centre of the area there is not a trace. The same thing also explains the references to ‘digging through’ houses in Matthew 6:19; Matthew 24:43, Luke 12:39; this is quite an easy thing to do.
2. The roof (δῶμα; sometimes στέγη, Matthew 8:8, Luke 7:6).-This is flat, made of mud laid on beams of wood, crossed by laths, and covered with matting. It is used in summer as a sleeping-place, and by day (especially in the evening) as a sitting-room, or often as a promenade, for roofs of adjacent houses in the villages are frequently joined together. It is possible sometimes to walk from one end of the village to the other without descending the ladders or staircases to the courtyards and streets. Hence in time of persecution the fugitive would do well to flee along the roofs rather than fall a prey to the enemy in the streets (Matthew 24:17, Mark 13:15, Luke 17:31). So St. Peter goes to the roof to pray (Acts 10:9). The roof is a favourite place for village gossip; this is the ‘proclamation on the housetops’ of Matthew 10:27, Luke 12:3. The nature of the material of the roof explains how easy it was to dig through it (Mark 2:4, ἐξορύξαντες; cf. Galatians 4:15) in order to let the paralytic down; the mention of tiles in || Luke 5:19 is merely a paraphrase adopted by St. Luke for the comprehension of his more Western readers-or at least of readers less acquainted with the customs of Palestine than those of St. Mark (W. M. Ramsay, Was Christ born at Bethlehem?, 1898, p. 57f.).
3. The windows (θυρίδες).-In the East these now usually look into the courtyard, not into the street, as privacy is of the greatest importance. Such was probably the case in Acts 20:9, where Eutychus, sitting in a window, falls from the third story (ἀπὸ τοῦ τριστέγου); as Eastern houses are usually of two stories (for the kitchen see below), we must here have an exception to the general rule. It is not common for windows to be in the outside wall of a town; yet this must have been the case in Acts 9:25, 2 Corinthians 11:33, where St. Paul is let down through the town wall and escapes, in both cases from Damascus, for both passages seem to refer to the same incident (cf. also Rahab, Joshua 2:15). Except in the better houses, no glass is used in the windows; oiled cotton or paper serves instead of glass in the winter, being removed in the summer. Glass (other than that used for mirrors) is mentioned in the NT only in Revelation 4:6; Revelation 15:2; Revelation 21:18; Revelation 21:21; its costliness in ancient times, as in the modern East, is seen by its being coupled with gold in Job 28:17 Revised Version .
4. The house-gate.-The door or gate itself is θύρα (Mark 2:2, John 18:16, figuratively in Revelation 3:20), but πυλών is the gateway or entry of a house, especially if large, as well as of a city (Matthew 26:71, Luke 16:20, Acts 10:17; Acts 12:13 f.; in the last passage the full expression ‘door of the gate’ (θύρα τοῦ πυλῶνος) is used, but in Acts 12:14 πυλών includes θύρα, for it is ‘opened’ by Rhoda; cf. articles Door and Gate). For a house-gate πύλη is not ordinarily used; it is the gate of a city, and so of a public building like the Temple or a prison (Acts 3:10; Acts 12:10, but Acts 3:2 has θύρα). The house-gate was naturally kept locked in troublous times, as in Acts 10:17; Acts 12:13-16, and was guarded by a porter (Mark 13:34, ὁ θυρωρός) or a portress (John 18:16, ἡ θυρωρός; cf. Mark 14:69, Acts 12:13 f.), just as the figurative sheepfold in John 10:3 is guarded by ‘the porter,’ probably the Holy Spirit (H. B. Swete, The Holy Spirit in the NT, 1909, p. 146). The entry (πυλών) is either the same as, or else leads into, the fore-court (προαύλιον) of Mark 14:68, where || Matthew 26:71 has πυλών. Outside the gate of the great houses the beggars sit (Luke 16:20, Lazarus), as they did at the gate of the Temple (Acts 3:2; Acts 3:10). Inside the gate, perhaps in the fore-court, were the water-pots for washing (John 2:6); evidently not in the guest-room.
5. The courtyard (αὐλή).-This occupied the centre of the house (Matthew 26:69, Mark 14:54; Mark 14:66). We read of a charcoal fire in it-a brazier in the open air (Mark 14:54; Mark 14:67, Luke 22:55 f., John 18:18; John 18:25), in the middle (Luke 22:55). On this courtyard the rooms opened; our Lord inside was visible to Peter in the court (Luke 22:61). The rooms, in places where there is little cold weather, might be entirely open to the court, as may be seen at the present day, e.g. at Mosul; or, in colder places, might open on the court with doors and windows, with or without a covered gallery.
6. The kitchen.-The kitchen itself is not mentioned in the NT, though the oven (Matthew 6:30) and kitchen utensils (Mark 7:4) are referred to. Yet in all but the richer houses it is the most commonly used part of the house, and the family ordinarily live in it; in some Eastern countries it is emphatically called ‘the house’ as opposed to ‘the rooms.’ The oven is a hole in the floor; the fire, of dried manure, is kindled at the bottom; and the sides are made of hardened clay, to which the flaps of dough adhere until they are baked and ready to be hooked out as bread. Other food is cooked over the fire in pots. As there is no chimney (in our sense of the word), the kitchen must necessarily be of one story only, to allow of a hole in the roof for the escape of the smoke.
7. The rooms.-(a) There is not in the East, in the ordinary houses, the distinction usually found in the West between bedrooms and sitting-rooms. The latter are turned into bedrooms by spreading the bedclothes on the floor. Thus the ‘bed-chamber’ (κοιτών, Acts 12:20) of which Blastus was guardian would be unusual except in a great house such as that of Herod.
(b) Most houses, even of the comparatively poor, have a fairly large room or rooms, often, but not always, on the first floor, to entertain guests who come unexpectedly, for Eastern hospitality is great (see Home). Hence we read that the upper room (ἀνώγεον or ἀνώγαιον or ἀνωγεών or ἀνάγαιον) of Mark 14:14 f., Luke 22:11 f. was large, and it is expressly called a ‘guest-chamber,’ κατάλυμα, i.e. a place where the guests unpack their baggage; it may be doubted if κατάλυμα in Luke 2:7 is rightly rendered ‘inn,’ for this in Luke 10:34 is called πανδοχεῖον. Probably the κατάλυμα was a guest-chamber in a house where Joseph expected to lodge, but it is a word elastic in meaning (see A. Plummer, St. Luke 2 [1], 54). The upper room of the Last Supper was very probably the place where the Ten and the rest were assembled on Easter Day, and if so must have been somewhat large, though the word used (ἠθροισμένους, Luke 24:33 Revised Version ; cf. Luke 24:9) suggests crowding, just as the compounds συνηθροισμένοι, συναθροίσας in Acts 12:12; Acts 19:25 suggest a large assembly. In Acts the word used for such an upper room is ὑπερῷον, Acts 1:13; Acts 9:37; Acts 9:39 (Dorcas) Acts 20:8 (at Troas). The room mentioned in Acts 1:13 must have been large, for it held 120 people; and it was perhaps the same as the coenaculum of Mark 14:14 f., for it is called ‘the upper room’ (Revised Version ). It has been suggested that as different words are used, the rooms must have been different; yet this would not account for St. Luke’s using ἀνώγεον in his Gospel, and always ὑπερῷον in Acts. It was no doubt in such a guest-chamber on the first floor that Jesus healed the paralytic, for it was under the roof. (With this arrangement for an upper room we may compare the ordinary provision in a caravanserai of a room or rooms over the gateway for the guests, while the stables are below, and round the courtyard.) Such an upper room is probably the ξενία in Philemon 1:22, Acts 28:23 -a lodging in a private house. In response to St. Paul’s request, Philemon would doubtless offer his own guestroom. When the Apostle arrived in Rome he probably at first lodged, guarded by soldiers, in the guest-room of a friend, though afterwards he hired a private house (μίσθωμα, Acts 28:30). For the use of these guest-rooms as the first Christian churches, see Family.
(c) Besides the above rooms we read in the NT of a ταμεῖον (better ταμιεῖον) and an ἀποθήκη. The latter is a barn or granary (Matthew 3:12; Matthew 6:26; Matthew 13:30, Luke 3:17; Luke 12:18; Luke 12:24). The former is properly a store-chamber (Luke 12:24), and is usually used in that sense in the Septuagint (Deuteronomy 28:8, etc.). All Eastern houses have such chambers, and for security they are usually placed so as not to have an outside wall, but to open off the kitchen. Hence any inner chamber used for living in came to be so called (Matthew 6:6; Matthew 24:26, Luke 12:3). The Latin translations of ταμεῖον vary greatly (Plummer, St. Luke2, 318).
8. Paving of the rooms.-This is very seldom of wood (except in Solomon’s Temple, 1 Kings 6:15; 1 Kings 6:30, where the wood was overlaid with gold), but, even on the upper floors, of beaten mud, sometimes of a sort of cement. In rich houses pavements of stone or marble were used; thus the Gabbatha (Λιθόστρωτον) of John 19:13 was probably a hall paved with stone.
9. Furniture of the rooms.-Very little is said of this in the NT; and, in truth, Eastern houses need little furniture. Carpets (with straw mats under them to protect them from the mud floor), mattresses, and bedclothes are practically the only necessaries. When we read in the NT the various words for a ‘bed’ as used for sleeping in-κλίνη (Matthew 9:2, Luke 5:18), κλινίδιον (Luke 5:19; Luke 5:24; the same as κλίνη, Luke 5:18), κράββατον (Mark 2:4; Mark 6:55, John 5:8)-only mattresses and bedclothes are meant. The man who rises in the morning ‘takes up his bed,’ and, rolling it up in an outer cover, places it against the wall, where it serves as a cushion in the day-time. The same is probably true of κλίνη in Mark 7:30, Luke 17:34, Revelation 2:22, where either sense is possible; and of the κλινἀρια καὶ κράββατα in Acts 5:15 (inferior Manuscripts substitute κλίναι for the former word), where the sick are laid in the streets. On the other hand, the low couches (κλίναι, triclinia, τρικλίνια [3] used for meals are clearly articles of furniture in Mark 4:21; Mark 7:4 (here a ‘Western’ addition, but it may be genuine), Luke 8:16; for a lamp may be put under them (cf. ἀρχιτρίκλινος, John 2:6). On these couches the people reclined; hence ἀνάκειμαι is ‘to sit at meat’ (Matthew 9:10, etc.), and the guests are ἀνακείμενοι (Matthew 22:10). It seems doubtful if bedsteads are ever mentioned in the NT; see, further, article Bed, Couch. The ‘candlestick’ or lamp-stand (λυχνία) mentioned in the above passages is also a piece of furniture, set in the middle of the room to hold the light. Chairs and tables are not much used by non-westernized Orientals to this day; but sometimes a low stand is placed on the floor to hold food at meals, though more often the meats are placed on a tablecloth on the ground. Thus ‘table’ in the Bible does not usually denote an article of furniture, except in the case of the money-changers in Matthew 21:12, Mark 11:15, John 2:15, where a house is not being spoken of. The throne (βῆμα), of a king is mentioned in Acts 12:21, and figuratively the θρόνος of God and the θρόνοι of angels or men (Matthew 19:28, Revelation 20:4, etc.) are spoken of; but ordinary people sat, as they still sit in the true East, on the ground, of on cushions, though chairs or seats (καθέδραι) were not unknown (Matthew 21:12, Mark 11:15).
Literature.-C. Warren in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) ii. 431, article ‘House (especially for the OT); A. J. Maclean and W. H. Browne, The Catholicos of the East and his People, London, 1892; A. H. Layard, Nineveh and its Remains, do. 1849, especially pt. i. ch. vi. and vii., pt. ii. ch. ii.
A. J. Maclean.
Webster's Dictionary - Doss House
A cheap lodging house.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Gold, House of
A symbolic title given the Blessed Virgin in the Litany of Loreto denoting her personal perfection and her office of Divine motherhood. She was the house wherein God dwelt, and for His sake, a house of gold, that is, adorned with the most precious virtues.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Alms-House
Home for the needy, erected by private individuals; occasionally used in speaking of a poor-house.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Guest-House
One of the component parts of a monastery, used for the reception and entertainment of visitors.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - House
Deuteronomy 7:8 (a) This is a reference to the nation of Egypt. (See also Deuteronomy 8:14).
Deuteronomy 25:10 (a) The type here is used to describe a family or the line of generation. (See also Ruth 4:12; Judges 8:35; Judges 9:6; Judges 10:9; 1 Samuel 3:14; 2 Samuel 3:1). In quite a number of places throughout the Scriptures the word "house" is used as a reference to a family in various generations, or to a nation.
Isaiah 66:1 (b) This is a type of the building which the Lord expects each believer to construct in his life for the glory of GOD and the blessing of men. This house must have a right foundation, JESUS CHRIST:
a heating plant to keep the heart and soul on fire for GOD;
a kitchen so that the food may be prepared for the soul;
a library for the education and instruction of the mind;
a music room to keep the heart singing;
a parlor for hospitality;
a bedroom for rest;
a bath room for cleansing;
an attic for storage;
and also the light of the Word and the water of the Spirit.
Matthew 7:26 (a) Refers to the kind of life one builds for eternity. If he builds on CHRIST, his life will stand the tests of time and eternity. If he builds on character, morals, tradition or false religions, it will be destroyed under the storm of GOD's wrath.
2 Corinthians 5:1 (a) This refers to the physical body in which we live.
1 Timothy 3:15 (a) This is a name applied to the entire church of GOD composed of all believers.
2 Timothy 2:20 (b) This type refers to the church of GOD in which there are some who are very valuable, and other people who do not seem to be so important. In every home there are beautiful vases, and other valuable vessels in the parlor. They are expensive, attractive, and receive much attention from the visitors. In the kitchen of the same home there are the skillet, the tea kettle, the baking pans, and other such inferior vessels. They are just as essential, or more so, than those in the parlor. We could keep house without those in the parlor, but we would not get along very well without those in the kitchen. Our Lord is telling us that if we purge ourselves from the sins that are mentioned in the early part of this chapter, the entangling with the world, the attractiveness of sins, the mishandling of the Word of GOD, profane babbling, and false teachings, then we shall be vessels unto honor. Some of us will serve in the kitchen, and others in the parlor.
Hebrews 3:5-6 (b) In verse5 the type represents the nation of Israel. In verse6 it represents the church of GOD, of which the Lord JESUS is the head.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Banqueting House
Lit. 'house of wine,' Song of Solomon 2:4 ; used figuratively for the house of delights to which the Bridegroom brings the bride.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Several House
2 Kings 15:5. (See UZZIAH.)
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Shearing-House
Place where Jehu slew forty-two of the royal family of Judah. 2 Kings 10:12,14 . Some translate "shepherds' meeting-place."
Webster's Dictionary - Full House
A hand containing three of a kind and a pair, as three kings and two tens. It ranks above a flush and below four of a kind.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Apostolic Mission House
A Catholic missionary union, affiliated with the Catholic University of Washington, founded 1902, under the management of the Paulists. Its object is to prepare priests for giving missions in city and rural parishes.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Garden House
GARDEN HOUSE in 2 Kings 9:27 should prob. be Beth-haggan (leaving Heb. untranslated), the name of an unknown place S of Jezreel.
King James Dictionary - House
HOUSE, n. hous. L. casa Heb. to put on, to cover.
1. In a general sense, a building or shed intended or used as a habitation or shelter for animals of any kind but appropriately, a building or edifice for the habitation of man a dwelling place, mansion or abode for any of the human species. It may be of any size and composed of any materials whatever, wood, stone, brick, &c. 2. An edifice or building appropriated to the worship of God a temple a church as the house of God. 3. A monastery a college as a religious house. 4. The manner of living the table. He keeps a good house, or a miserable house.
5. In astrology, the station of a planet in the heavens, or the twelfth part of the heavens. 6. A family of ancestors descendants and kindred a race of persons from the same stock a tribe. It particularly denotes a noble family or an illustrious race as the house of Austria the house of Hanover. So in Scripture, the house of Israel,or of Judah. Two of a house few ages can afford.
7. One of the estates of a kingdom assembled in parliament or legislature a body of men united in their legislative capacity, and holding their place by right or by election. Thus we say, the house of lords or peers of Great Britain the house of commons the house of representatives. In most of the United States, the legislatures consist of two houses, the senate, and the house of representatives or delegates. 8. The quorum of a legislative body the number of representatives assembled who are constitutionally empowered to enact laws. Hence we say, there is a sufficient number of representatives present to form a house. 9. In Scripture, those who dwell in a house and compose a family a household. Cornelius was a devout man, and feared God with all his house. Acts 10
10. Wealth estate. Ye devour widows' houses. Matthew 23
11. The grave as the house appointed for all living. Job 30 12. Household affairs domestic concerns. Set thy house in order. 2 Kings 20
13. The body the residence of the soul in this world as our earthly house. 2 Corinthians 5 14. The church among the Jews. Moses was faithful in all his house. Hebrews 3
15. A place of residence. Egypt is called the house of bondage. Exodus 13 16. A square, or division on a chess board. HOUSE, houz. To cover from the inclemencies of the weather to shelter to protect by covering as, to house wood to house farming utensils to house cattle.
1. To admit to residence to harbor. Palladius wished him to house all the Helots.
2. To deposit and cover, as in the grave. 3. To drive to a shelter. HOUSE, houz. To take shelter or lodgings to keep abode to reside.
To house with darkness and with death.
1. To have an astrological station in the heavens. Where Saturn houses.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Meeting-House
A place appropriated by Dissenters for the purpose of public worship. Since the act of uniformity passed, 1662, by which so many hundreds of ministers were ejected from their livings, meeting-houses have become very numerous. For a considerable time, indeed, they were prohibited by the conventicle act; but, at last, toleration being granted to Dissenters, they enjoyed the privilege of meeting and worshipping God according to the dictates of their own consciences, and which they still possess to this day. The number of meeting-houses in London, may, perhaps, amount to about 150, though some reckon upwards of 200. In all the respectable towns, and even in many villages of England, there are meeting- houses; and, within a few years, they have greatly increased.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Shearing House
beth 'eqed . Between Jezreel and Samaria, where Jehu slew at the well or pit 42 of the royal family of Judah (2 Kings 10:12; 2 Kings 10:14). Literally, "the place where shepherds bound sheep when about to shear them," from 'aaqad "to bind." Gesenius translated "the meeting place of shepherds." In the Esdraelon or Jezreel plain, 15 Roman miles from Legio (Lejun): Eusebius, Onomasticon. The village Beit Kad, though exactly this distance, is not on the plain but S. of Mount Gilboa. Conder suggests 'Akadah as the site, on the western side of the great plain.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Father's House
FATHER’S HOUSE (οἰκία τοῦ πατρός μου).—The name applied by Jesus in John 14:2 to the eternal home, whither He goes to prepare a place for His disciples. To their fear lest they might never rejoin Him after the impending separation, He answers that in His Father’s house there are many abodes (μοναί)—a place, therefore, for every one who believes in Him. See art. Mansion.
The expression occurs twice elsewhere in the Gospels, with reference to the Temple, and in both cases bears an emphatic meaning: (a) In Luke 2:49 the words ἐν τοῖς τοῦ τατρός μου, although capable of the translation ‘about my Father’s business’ (as in Authorized Version), are more properly rendered ‘in my Father’s house’ ( Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885). This rendering is supported by the context. See Business. The first recorded utterance of Jesus has an all-important bearing on the question of the development of His Messianic consciousness. His visit to the Temple, in the dawn of manhood, awakened in Him the sense of a peculiarly close relation to God, whom He recognized henceforth as His Father. (b) In John 2:16 the words which appear in the Synoptic narrative as a quotation from the OT (‘It is written, My house shall be called,’ etc.) are given as a direct saying of Jesus, ‘Make not my Father’s house a house of merchandise.’ The Speaker thus declares by what authority He cleanses the Temple. As Son of God He has the right of ordering His Father’s house and casting out the intruders who have dishonoured it.
The ‘Father’s house’ of John 14:2 has been explained (on the analogy of the above passages) as the heavenly Temple, of which the Temple at Jerusalem was the earthly type (cf. Isaiah 6:1, Hebrews 9). Apart, however, from the particular difficulty that a temple could hardly be described as a place of μοναί, the whole tone of the passage demands a simpler explanation. Jesus thinks of the ‘house’ as a home, to which He is Himself returning, and in which He will be reunited at last with His disciples. The expression ‘Father’s house’ has already been used implicitly with this larger meaning in John 8:35 ‘The servant abideth not in the house for ever, but the Son abideth for ever.’
Theologically, the passage John 14:2 f. marks a departure from the prevailing type of Johannine thought. It withdraws into the future that communion with Christ and participation in His eternal life which are elsewhere regarded as present realities. It further identifies the παρονσία with the coming of Christ to the believer in the hour of death (John 14:3), not (as in the sequel of the discourse) with His abiding spiritual presence. The divergence, however, does not necessarily involve a contradiction. While maintaining that Life is given in the present, St. John looks to a future in which it will become fully manifest (cf. John 5:28-29, John 6:39 etc.). For the believer, as for Christ Himself, death is the transition to a larger ‘glory.’
The allusion to the ‘Father’s house’ is obviously figurative, and we cannot even infer from it that St. John conceives of the future world under forms of space. Such a conception seems, indeed, to be debarred by the great declaration (John 4:24) of the spiritual nature of God. The essential thought in the saying is simply that the believer will enter after death into that perfect communion with God which is impossible under the conditions of this world. In more than one Synoptic passage this communion is described by Jesus under the imagery of a feast (Matthew 26:29; Matthew 8:11, Luke 14:15 ff.). This image is replaced in the Fourth Gospel by the less vivid but more adequate one of a perpetual sojourn with the Father in His house. But in both cases the image is only the vehicle, necessarily imperfect, of the spiritual idea, that the crowning blessedness of the believer will consist in nearness to God and perfect fellowship with Him.
This main idea is combined, in the Johannine passage, with several others which serve to render it more complete and definite: (1) The communion with God is mediated by Christ, who is Himself the Son, and therefore has the right to bring His chosen friends into His Father’s house (cf. John 8:35-36; John 17:24). (2) It will be a lasting communion, not fitful and interrupted like that which is granted to us in the present. Those who were formerly servants will ‘abide in the house for ever,’ like the Son Himself. They will not be strangers, tarrying for an hour but will have μοναί appointed to them—fixed places which they can call their own. (3) The emphasis on the ‘many mansions’ would seem to suggest that the perfect communion with God does not involve a mere absorption in Him. Each life will maintain its own identity and receive its separate fulfilment. Jesus will be the same in the higher world as He was in this, and the disciples likewise will find themselves again, and resume their fellowship with each other and with Him. A certain resemblance can thus be traced between the thought of this passage and that of St. Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:1-4. The Apostle anticipates for each believer ‘a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens,’ which will take the place of the ‘earthly house of this tabernacle.’ The saying in the Gospel declares that there will be room for all these separate mansions within the one ‘Father’s house.’
Literature.—The various commentaries on St. John’s Gospel, in loco, e.g. Holtzmann, Loisy, Weiss, Bugge, Calmes, Godet; Schrenck, Die johann. Anschauung vom Leben (1898), p. 157 f.; Grill, Entstehung des vierten Evangeliums (1902), p. 360, etc.; Titius, Die johann. Anschauung der Seligkeit (1900), ch. vi.; Ker, Sermons, ii. 247; Maclaren, Holy of Holies, 12.
E. F. Scott.
Webster's Dictionary - Trugging-House
(n.) A brothel.
Webster's Dictionary - Weigh-House
(n.) A building at or within which goods, and the like, are weighed.
Webster's Dictionary - Tippling-House
(n.) A house in which liquors are sold in drams or small quantities, to be drunk on the premises.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - House
House. See Dwelling.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - House
The word house, in Scripture, means somewhat more than the mere residence of a family; indeed, it hath various significations. Heaven is called the house of God, "an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." The grave is called "the house appointed for all living." (Job 30:23) The church is called "the house of the living God." Ye also, saith Peter, speaking to the faithful, "are built up a spiritual house." (1 Peter 2:5; Genesis 15:1-2) But in a more general way, a family is called an house, such as the house of the Rechabites, (Jeremiah 35:2) the house of David, (Zechariah 13:1) But amidst all these, and more to the like import, that undoubtedly is the highest and the best sense of the word which considers the Lord Jesus Christ himself as the High Priest and Head of his body the church, and the bodies of his people the temple of his indwelling residence by his Spirit. And the conscious sense of his presence, in upholding, acting upon, comforting, refreshing, stengthening, and witnessing to the soul, and for the Lord in the soul, these are among the most blessed evidences in the enjoyment of the household of faith. Here, in the fullest sense of the expression, the church, and every individual believer forming a part in that church, may and is called the house of the living God. "Lo! I come, said JEHOVAH, and I will dwell in the midst of thee;" (Zechariah 2:11) and this scriptural sense of the word may serve to shew why it was the patriarchs, and holy men of old, were so anxious concerning their households and brailles. Thus the faithful Abraham, after that the Lord had revealed himself unto him in vision, and said, "Fear not, Abraham, I am thy shield, and thine exceeding great reward;" the patriarch felt a boldness to ask of God concerning his household. Abram said, "Lord God! what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of ray house is this Eliezer of Damascus?" (Hebrews 3:6) meaning, that he was not born of his bowels, but Damascus born, probably a black. Now as it is well known, that every black slave when freed by his master, was always after known by the name of "the child" of the house, (for so the phrase steward of my house means,) it is likely, that Abram felt some jealousy concerning this freed slave being his heir. And the very name Eliezer was not a little in countenancing this idea, which signified the help of my God. But I leave the reader to his own views of this subject, only remarking farther, that the Lord's gracious answer concerning Isaac seems a confirmation, that it was in this, or some such like sense, the house or family was regarded. See Genesis 15:4-6.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - House
Bayith (בַּיִת, Strong's #1004), “house or building; home; household; land.” The noun has cognates in most other Semitic languages including biblical Aramaic. Bayith appears about 2,048 times in biblical Hebrew (44 times in Aramaic) and in all periods.
First, this noun denotes a fixed, established structure made from some kind of material. As a “permanent dwelling place” it is usually distinguished from a tent (2 Sam. 16:21, cf. v. 22). This word can even be applied to a one-room dwelling: “And he [1] said [2], Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house …” (Gen. 19:2). Bayith is also distinguished from temporary booths or huts: “And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle …” (Gen. 33:17). In Ps. 132:3 the word means “dwelling-living-place” and is used in direct conjunction with “tent” (literally, “tent of my house”): “Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed.” A similar usage appears in 1 Chron. 9:23 (literally, “the tent house”): “So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the Lord, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.”
Second, in many passages (especially when the word is joined to the word God) bayith represents a place of worship or “sanctuary”: “The first of the first fruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the Lord thy God” (Exod. 23:19). Elsewhere this noun signifies God’s temple in Jerusalem: “And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle …” (1 Kings 6:5). Sometimes the word has this meaning although it is not further defined (cf. Ezek. 41:7).
Third, bayith can signify rooms and/or wings of a house: “And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the [3] (literally, to the house of the women; Esth. 2:3).…” In this connection bayith can also represent the inside of a building or some other structure as opposed to the outside: “Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch” (Gen. 6:14—the first biblical occurrence).
Fourth, bayith sometimes refers to the place where something or someone dwells or rests. So the underworld (Sheol) is termed a “home”: “If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness” (Job 17:13). An “eternal home” is one’s grave: “… Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets” (Eccl. 12:5). “House” can also mean “place” when used with “grave,” as in Neh. 2:3: “Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ sepulchers.…” Bayith means a receptacle (NASB, “box”) in Isa. 3:20. In 1 Kings 18:32 the “house of two seeds” is a container for seed: “And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain [4] two measures of seed.” Houses for bars are supports: “And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places [5] for the bars” (Exod. 26:29). Similarly, see “the places [5]1 of the two paths,” a crossing of two paths, in Prov. 8:2. The steppe is termed the “house of beasts”: “… whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings [7]” (Job 39:6).
Fifth, bayith is often used of those who live in a house, i.e., a “household”: “Come thou and all thy house into the ark …” (Gen. 7:1). In passages such as Josh. 7:14 this word means “family”: “… And it shall be, that the tribe which the Lord taketh shall come according to the families thereof; and the family which the Lord shall take shall come by households [8].…” In a similar nuance this noun means “descendants”: “And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi” (Exod. 2:1). This word can be used of one’s extended family and even of everyone who lives in a given area: “And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah” (2 Sam. 2:4). Gen. 50:4, however, uses bayith in the sense of “a royal court” or all the people in a king’s court: “And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh.…” The ideas “royal court” and “descendant” are joined in 1 Sam. 20:16: “So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David.…”
In a few passages bayith means “territory” or “country”: “Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the Lord …” (Hos. 8:1; 9:15; Jer. 12:7; Zech. 9:8).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Gate-House Chapel
Medieval monasteries as well as towns were enclosed with walls, the entrance of which was through a small house built into the wall and called a gate-house. It was not uncommon to have a chapel in these houses, hence the name, gate-house chapel.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Draught-House
Place for refuse. 2 Kings 10:27 .
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - House
A — 1: οἶκος (Strong's #3624 — Noun Masculine — oikos — oy'-kos ) denotes (a) "a house, a dwelling," e.g., Matthew 9:6,7 ; 11:8 ; it is used of the Tabernacle, as the House of God, Matthew 12:4 , and the Temple similarly, e.g., Matthew 21:13 ; Luke 11:51 , AV, "temple," RV, "sanctuary;" John 2:16,17 ; called by the Lord "your house" in Matthew 23:38 ; Luke 13:35 (some take this as the city of Jerusalem); metaphorically of Israel as God's house, Hebrews 3:2,5 , where "his house" is not Moses', but God's; of believers, similarly, ver. 6, where Christ is spoken of as "over God's House" (the word "own" is rightly omitted in the RV); Hebrews 10:21 ; 1 Peter 2:5 ; 4:17 ; of the body, Matthew 12:44 ; Luke 11:24 ; (b) by metonymy, of the members of a household or family, e.g., Luke 10:5 ; Acts 7:10 ; 11:14 ; 1 Timothy 3:4,5,12 ; 2 Timothy 1:16 ; 4:19 , RV (AV, "household"); Titus 1:11 (plural); of a local church, 1 Timothy 3:15 ; of the descendants of Jacob (Israel) and David, e.g., Matthew 10:6 ; Luke 1:27,33 ; Acts 2:36 ; 7:42 . See HOME , A, No. 1. Note (1), HOUSEHOLD.
A — 2: οἰκία (Strong's #3614 — Noun Feminine — oikia — oy-kee'-ah ) is akin to No. 1, and used much in the same way; in Attic law oikos denoted the whole estate, oikia stood for the dwelling only; this distinction was largely lost in later Greek. In the NT it denotes (a) "a house, a dwelling," e.g., Matthew 2:11 ; 5:15 ; 7:24-27 ; 2 Timothy 2:20 ; 2 John 1:10 ; it is not used of the Tabernacle or the Temple, as in the case of No. 1; (b) metaphorically, the heavenly abode, spoken of by the Lord as "My Father's house," John 14:2 , the eternal dwelling place of believers; the body as the dwelling place of the soul, 2 Corinthians 5:1 ; similarly the resurrection body of believers (id.); property, e.g., Mark 12:40 ; by metonymy, the inhabitants of a house, a household, e.g., Matthew 12:25 ; John 4:53 ; 1 Corinthians 16:15 . See HOUSEHOLD.
B — 1: πανοικεί (Strong's #3832 — Adverb — panoikei — pan-oy-kee' ) denotes "with all the house," Acts 16:34 , i.e., "the household."
Notes: (1) In 2 Corinthians 5:2 , oiketerion, "a habitation" (see RV) is translated "house" in the AV, of the resurrection body (cp. oikia in the preceding verse; see above). (2) In 1 Timothy 5:13 , "from house to house" is, lit., "the houses." (3) For "in every house," Acts 5:42 (cp. Acts 2:46 ), see HOME. (4) For "them which are of the house," 1 Corinthians 1:11 , AV, see HOUSEHOLD.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - House
A — 1: οἶκος (Strong's #3624 — Noun Masculine — oikos — oy'-kos ) denotes (a) "a house, a dwelling," e.g., Matthew 9:6,7 ; 11:8 ; it is used of the Tabernacle, as the House of God, Matthew 12:4 , and the Temple similarly, e.g., Matthew 21:13 ; Luke 11:51 , AV, "temple," RV, "sanctuary;" John 2:16,17 ; called by the Lord "your house" in Matthew 23:38 ; Luke 13:35 (some take this as the city of Jerusalem); metaphorically of Israel as God's house, Hebrews 3:2,5 , where "his house" is not Moses', but God's; of believers, similarly, ver. 6, where Christ is spoken of as "over God's House" (the word "own" is rightly omitted in the RV); Hebrews 10:21 ; 1 Peter 2:5 ; 4:17 ; of the body, Matthew 12:44 ; Luke 11:24 ; (b) by metonymy, of the members of a household or family, e.g., Luke 10:5 ; Acts 7:10 ; 11:14 ; 1 Timothy 3:4,5,12 ; 2 Timothy 1:16 ; 4:19 , RV (AV, "household"); Titus 1:11 (plural); of a local church, 1 Timothy 3:15 ; of the descendants of Jacob (Israel) and David, e.g., Matthew 10:6 ; Luke 1:27,33 ; Acts 2:36 ; 7:42 . See HOME , A, No. 1. Note (1), HOUSEHOLD.
A — 2: οἰκία (Strong's #3614 — Noun Feminine — oikia — oy-kee'-ah ) is akin to No. 1, and used much in the same way; in Attic law oikos denoted the whole estate, oikia stood for the dwelling only; this distinction was largely lost in later Greek. In the NT it denotes (a) "a house, a dwelling," e.g., Matthew 2:11 ; 5:15 ; 7:24-27 ; 2 Timothy 2:20 ; 2 John 1:10 ; it is not used of the Tabernacle or the Temple, as in the case of No. 1; (b) metaphorically, the heavenly abode, spoken of by the Lord as "My Father's house," John 14:2 , the eternal dwelling place of believers; the body as the dwelling place of the soul, 2 Corinthians 5:1 ; similarly the resurrection body of believers (id.); property, e.g., Mark 12:40 ; by metonymy, the inhabitants of a house, a household, e.g., Matthew 12:25 ; John 4:53 ; 1 Corinthians 16:15 . See HOUSEHOLD.
B — 1: πανοικεί (Strong's #3832 — Adverb — panoikei — pan-oy-kee' ) denotes "with all the house," Acts 16:34 , i.e., "the household."
Notes: (1) In 2 Corinthians 5:2 , oiketerion, "a habitation" (see RV) is translated "house" in the AV, of the resurrection body (cp. oikia in the preceding verse; see above). (2) In 1 Timothy 5:13 , "from house to house" is, lit., "the houses." (3) For "in every house," Acts 5:42 (cp. Acts 2:46 ), see HOME. (4) For "them which are of the house," 1 Corinthians 1:11 , AV, see HOUSEHOLD.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Mil'lo, the House of
Apparently a family or clan, mentioned in (Judges 9:6,20 ) only, in connection with the men or lords of Shechem.
The spot at which King Joash was murdered by his slaves. (2 Kings 12:20 )
Webster's Dictionary - Moot-House
(n.) A hall for public meetings; a hall of judgment.
Webster's Dictionary - Treasure-House
(n.) A house or building where treasures and stores are kept.
Webster's Dictionary - Lombard-House
(n.) Alt. of Lombar-house
Webster's Dictionary - Lombar-House
(1):
(n.) A public institution for lending money to the poor at a moderate interest, upon articles deposited and pledged; - called also mont de piete.
(2):
(n.) A bank or a pawnbroker's shop.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sacrament House
A tabernacle usually situated on the north or Gospel side of a church outside the sanctuary. Here the Blessed Sacrament was kept in a monstrance behind locked metal doors of lattice work through which the Host could be dimly seen by the faithful. They were used extensively throughout central Europe, especially in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Eden, House of
EDEN, HOUSE OF . A place or district connected politically with Damascus ( Amos 1:5 RVm [1] Beth-eden ). Of the five suggestions for locality the likeliest is ‘Eden or Ehden , 20 miles N.W. of Baalbek, on the N.W. slope of Lebanon. Its most formidable competitor, Bit-Adini , a district on either bank of the Middle Euphrates, frequently mentioned in the cuneiform inscriptions, is too far 200 miles from Damascus, and in the days of Amos had long been subject to Assyria.
J. Taylor.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - House
Is often put for dwelling, residence; and hence the temple, and even the tabernacle, are called the house of God.
The universal mode of building houses in the East, is in the form of a hollow square, with an open court or yard in the center; which is thus entirely shut in by the walls of the house around it. Into this court all the windows open, there being usually no windows towards the street. Some houses of large size require several courts, and these usually communicate with each other. These courts are commonly paved; and in many large houses parts of them are planted with shrubs and trees, Psalm 84:3 128:3 ; they have also, when possible, a fountain in them, often with a jet d' eau, 2 Samuel 17:18 . It is customary in many houses to extend an awning over the whole court in hot weather; and the people of the house then spend much of the day in the open air, and indeed often receive visits there. In Aleppo, at least, there is often on the south side of the court an alcove in the wall of the house, furnished with divans or sofas, for reclining and enjoying the fresh air in the hot seasons.
In the middle of the front of each house is usually an arched passage, leading into the court-not directly, lest the court should be exposed to view from the street, but by turning to one side. The outer door of this passage was, in large houses, guarded by a porter, Acts 12:13 . The entrance into the house is either from this passage or from the court itself.
The following extracts from Dr. Shaw will interest the reader, and at the same time serve to illustrate many passages of Scripture. He remarks, "the general method of building, both in Barbary and the Levant, seems to have continued the same from the earliest ages, without the least alteration or improvement. Large doors, spacious chambers, marble pavements, cloistered courts, with fountains sometimes playing in the midst, are certainly conveniences very well adapted to the circumstances of these climates, where the summer heats are generally so intense. The jealously likewise of these people is less apt to be alarmed, while all the windows open into their respective courts, if we except a latticed window or balcony which sometimes looks into the streets", 2 Kings 9:30 .
"The streets of eastern cities, the better to shade them from the sun, are usually narrow, with sometimes a range of shops on each side. If from these we enter into one of the principal houses, we shall first pass through a porch or gateway with benches on each side, there the master of the family receives visits and dispatches business; few persons, not even the nearest relations, having a further admission, except upon extraordinary occasions. From hence we are received into the court, or quadrangle, which, lying open to the weather, is, according to the ability of the owner, paved with marble, or such materials as will immediately carry off the water into the common sewers. When many people are to be admitted, as upon the celebration of marriage, the circumcising of a child, or occasions of the like nature, the company is rarely or never received into one of the chambers. The court is the usual place of their reception, which is strewed accordingly with mats and carpets for their more commodious entertainment. Hence it is probable that the place where our Savior and the apostles were frequently accustomed to give their instructions, was in the area, or quadrangle, of one of this kind of houses. In the summer season, and upon all occasions when a large company is to be received, this court is commonly sheltered from the heat or inclemency of the weather by a veil or awning, which, being expanded upon ropes from one side of the parapet wall to the other, may be folded or unfolded at pleasure. The psalmist seems to allude either to the tents of the Bedaween, or to some covering of this kind, in that beautiful expression, of spreading out the heavens like a curtain, Psalm 140:2 . The court is for the most part surrounded with a cloister or colonnade; over which, when the house has two or three stories, there is a gallery erected, of the same dimensions with the cloister, having a balustrade, or else a piece of carved or latticed work going round about it to prevent people from falling from it into the court. From the cloister and galleries we are conducted into large spacious chambers, of the same length with the court, but seldom or never communicating with one another. One of them frequently serves a whole family; particularly when a father indulges his married children to live with him; or when several person join in the rent of the same house. From whence it is, that the cities of these countries, which in general are much inferior in bigness to those of Europe, yet are so exceedingly populous, that great numbers op people are always swept away by the plague, or any other contagious distemper."
The chambers of the rich were often hung with velvet or damask tapestry, Esther 1:6 ; the upper part adorned with fretwork and stucco; and the ceilings with wainscot or mosaic work or fragrant wood, sometimes richly painted, Jeremiah 22:14 . The floors were of wood or of painted tiles, or marbles; and were usually spread with carpets. Around the walls were mattresses or low sofas, instead of chairs. The beds were often at one end of the chamber, on a gallery several feet above the floor, with steps and a low balustrade,
2 Kings 1:4,16 . The stairs were usually in a corner of the court, beside the gateway, Matthew 24:17 .
"The top of the house," says Dr. Shaw, "which is always flat, is covered with a strong plaster of terrace; from whence, in the Frank language, it has attained the name of the terrace. It is usually surrounded by two walls; the outermost whereof is partly built over the street, partly makes the partition with the contiguous houses, being frequently so low that one may easily climb over it. The other, which I call the parapet wall, hangs immediately over the court, being always breast high; we render it the battlements,' Deuteronomy 22:8 . Instead of this parapet wall, some terraces are guarded in the same manner the galleries are, with balustrades only, or latticed work; in which fashion probably, as the name seems to import, was the net, or lattice,' as we render it, that Ahaziah, 2 Kings 1:2 , might be carelessly leaning over, when he fell down from thence into the court. For upon these terraces several office of the family, are performed; such as the drying of linen and flax, Joshua 2:6 , the preparing of figs and raisins; here likewise they enjoy the cool, refreshing breezes of the evening; converse with one another, 1 Samuel 9:25 2 Samuel 11:2 ; and offer up their devotions, 2 Kings 23:12 Jeremiah 19:13 Acts 10:9 . In the feast of Tabernacles booths were erected upon them, Nehemiah 8:16 . When one of these cities is built upon level ground, we can pass from one end of it to the other, along the tops of the houses, without coming down into the street."
"Such, in general, is the manner and contrivance of the eastern houses. And if it may be presumed that our Savior, at the healing of the paralytic, was preaching in a house of this fashion, we preaching in a house of this fashion, we may, by attending only to the structure of it, give no small light to one circumstance of that history, which has given great offence to some unbelievers. Among other pretended difficulties and absurdities relating to this fact, it has been urged that the uncovering or breaking up on the roof, Mark 2:4 , or the letting a person down through it, Luke 5:19 , suppose that the crowd being so great around Jesus in the court below, that those who brought the sick man could not come near him, they went upon the flat roof, and removing a part of the awning, let the sick man down in his mattress over the parapet, quite at the feet of Jesus."
Dr. Shaw proceeds to describe a sort of addition to many oriental houses, which corresponds probably to the upper chambers often mentioned time the Bible. He says, "To most of these houses there is a smaller one annexed, which sometimes rises one story higher than the house; at other times it consists of one or two rooms only and a terrace; while others that are built, as they frequently are, over the porch or gateway, have (if have not) all the conveniences that belong to the house, properly so called. There is a door of communication from them into the gallery of the house, kept open or shut at the discretion of the master of the family; besides another door, which opens immediately from a privy stairs down into the porch, without giving the least disturbance to the house. These smaller houses are known by the name alee, or oleah, and in them strangers are usually lodged and entertained; and thither likewise the men are wont to retire, from the hurry and noise of their families, to be more at leisure for meditation or devotion, Matthew 6:6 ; besides the use they are at other times put to, in serving for wardrobes and magazines."
This then, or something like this, we may suppose to have been the ali'yah or upper chamber of the Hebrews. Such was the "little chamber upon the wall," which the Shunammite had built for Elisha, 2 Kings 4:10 ; the "summer parlor" of Eglon, Judges 3:20 ; and the "chamber over the gate," where David retired to weep, 2 Samuel 18:33 ; and perhaps in the New Testament the "upper chamber" where Tabitha was laid out, Acts 9:37 , and whence Eutychus fell from the window of the third loft into the court, Acts 20:9 .
The flat roof of oriental houses often afford a place of retirement and meditation; here Samuel communed with Saul, 1 Samuel 9:25 ; and from / 1 Samuel 9:26 , they would seem also to have slept there, as is still common in the East, 2 Samuel 11:2 Daniel 4:30 . Mr. Wood says, "It has ever been a custom with them," the Arabs in the East, "equally connected with health and pleasure, to pass the nights in summer upon the house-tops, which for this very purpose are made flat, and divided from each other by walls. We found this way of sleeping extremely agreeable; as we thereby enjoyed the cool air, above the reach of gnats and vapors, without any other covering than the canopy of heaven, which unavoidably presents itself in different pleasing forms, upon every interruption of rest, when silence and solitude strongly dispose the mid to contemplation, Acts 10:9 . The roof of an ancient house was the best and often the only place, from which to get a view of the region around; hence the resort to it in times of peril, Isaiah 15:3 22:1 . In many cases roofs were coated with hardened earth, through which, when cracked or soaked through by rain, the water dripped, Proverbs 27:15 ; and in which, when neglected, the grass grows in spring, but soon withers after the rains have ceased, Psalm 129:6,7 Isaiah 37:27 ."
The common material for building the best oriental houses is stone. Brick is also used. But the houses of the people in the East in general are very bad constructions, consisting of mud walls, reeds, and rushes; whence they become apt illustrations of the fragility of human life, Job 4:19 ; and as mud, pebbles, and slime, or at best unburnt bricks are used informing the walls, the expression, "digging through houses," Job 24:16 Matthew 6:19 24:14 , is easily accounted for; as is the behavior of Ezekiel, Ezekiel 12:5 , who dug through such a wall in the sight of the people; whereby, as may be imagined, he did little injury to his house; notwithstanding which, the symbol was very expressive to the beholders. So also the striking illustration in Ezekiel 13:10-16 . On the sites of many ancient cities of Syria and Babylonia only the ruins of public edifices disappeared ages ago. Travellers near the Ganges and the Nile speak of multitudes of huts on the sandy banks of those rivers being swept away in a night by sudden freshets, leaving not a trace behind. This may illustrate our Savior's parable, in Matthew 7:24-27 . See TENT .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - House
The houses of the rural poor in Egypt, as well as in most parts of Syria, Arabia and Persia, are generally mere huts of mud or sunburnt bricks. In some parts of Palestine and Arabia stone is used, and in certain districts caves in the rocks are used as dwellings. (Amos 5:11 ) The houses are usually of one story only, viz., the ground floor, and often contain only one apartment. Sometimes a small court for the cattle is attached; and in some cases the cattle are housed in the same building, or the live in a raised platform, and, the cattle round them on the ground. (1 Samuel 28:24 ) The windows are small apertures high up in the walls, sometimes grated with wood. The roofs are commonly but not always flat, and are usually formed of plaster of mud and straw laid upon boughs or rafters; and upon the flat roofs, tents or "booths" of boughs or rushes are often raised to be used as sleeping-places in summer. The difference between the poorest houses and those of the class next above them is greater than between these and the houses of the first rank. The prevailing plan of eastern houses of this class presents, as was the case in ancient Egypt, a front of wall, whose blank and mean appearance is usually relieved only by the door and a few latticed and projecting windows. Within this is a court or courts with apartments opening into them. Over the door is a projecting window with a lattice more or less elaborately wrought, which, except in times of public celebrations is usually closed. (2 Kings 9:30 ) An awning is sometimes drawn over the court, and the floor is strewed with carpets on festive occasions. The stairs to the upper apartments are in Syria usually in a corner of the court. Around part, if not the whole, of the court is a veranda, often nine or ten feet deep, over which, when there is more than one floor, runs a second gallery of like depth, with a balustrade. When there is no second floor, but more than one court, the women's apartments --hareems, harem or haram --are usually in the second court; otherwise they form a separate building within the general enclosure, or are above on the first floor. When there is an upper story, the ka'ah forms the most important apartment, and thus probably answers to the "upper room," which was often the guest-chamber. ( Luke 22:12 ; Acts 1:13 ; 9:37 ; 20:8 ) The windows of the upper rooms often project one or two feet, and form a kiosk or latticed chamber. Such may have been "the chamber in the wall." (2 Kings 4:10,11 ) The "lattice," through which Ahasiah fell, perhaps belonged to an upper chamber of this kind, (2 Kings 1:2 ) as also the "third loft," from which Eutychus fell. (Acts 20:9 ) comp. Jere 22:13 Paul preached in such a room on account of its superior rise and retired position. The outer circle in an audience in such a room sat upon a dais, or upon cushions elevated so as to be as high as the window-sill. From such a position Eutychus could easily fall. There are usually no special bed-rooms in eastern houses. The outer doors are closed with a wooden lock, but in some cases the apartments are divided from each other by curtains only. There are no chimneys, but fire is made when required with charcoal in a chafing-dish; or a fire of wood might be made in the open court of the house (Luke 22:65 ) Some houses in Cairo have an apartment open in front to the court with two or more arches and a railing, and a pillar to support the wall above. It was in a chamber of this size to be found in a palace, that our Lord was being arraigned before the high priest at the time when the denial of him by St. Peter took place. He "turned and looked" on Peter as he stood by the fire in the court, (Luke 22:56,61 ; John 18:24 ) whilst he himself was in the "hall of judgment." In no point do Oriental domestic habits differ more from European than in the use of the roof. Its flat surface is made useful for various household purposes, as drying corn, hanging up linen, and preparing figs and raisins. The roofs are used as places of recreation in the evening, and often as sleeping-places at night. (1 Samuel 9:25,26 ; 2 Samuel 11:2 ; 16:22 ; Job 27:18 ; Proverbs 21:9 ; Daniel 4:29 ) They were also used as places for devotion and even idolatrous worship. (2 Kings 23:12 ; Jeremiah 19:13 ; 32:29 ; Zephaniah 1:6 ; Acts 10:9 ) At the time of the feast of tabernacles booths were erected by the Jews on the top of their houses. Protection of the roof by parapets was enjoined by the law. (22:8) Special apartments were devoted in larger houses to winter and summer uses. (Jeremiah 36:22 ; Amos 3:15 ) The ivory house of Ahab was probably a palace largely ornamented with inlaid ivory. The circumstance of Samson's pulling down the house by means of the pillars may be explained by the fact of the company being assembled on tiers of balconies above each other, supported by central pillars on the basement; when these were pulled down the whole of the upper floors would fall also. (Judges 16:26 )
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Hired House
1: μίσθωμα (Strong's #3410 — Noun Neuter — misthoma — mis'-tho-mah ) akin to A and B, above, primarily denotes "a hire," as in the Sept. of Deuteronomy 23:18 ; Proverbs 19:13 ; Ezekiel 16:31,34,41 , etc.; in the NT, it is used of "a hired dwelling," Acts 28:30 .
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - Parish House
By reason of the growing activities of the AmericanChurch, it is found necessary to have some building other than thechurch where the active and sometimes secular work of the Parishcan be carried on, a place where societies, guilds, schools, etc.,can have their own proper "workshop." Such building is called the"Parish House," and is absolutely necessary for any active andgrowing Parish.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - House
Israel’s conquest of Canaan under Joshua led to a new way of life for the Israelite people. One feature of this new way of life was a change in their domestic accommodation. Instead of being a wandering people who lived in tents and other temporary shelters, they were now a settled people who lived in houses (cf. Numbers 24:5; see TENT).
The Israelites built some of these houses themselves, but others they took over from the Canaanites. Often the houses were grouped together in villages or towns, where a surrounding wall protected them against attack. Farmers went out of the town and farmed their fields during the day, and returned to the safety of their homes at night (Judges 9:42-45; 1 Samuel 6:18; 1 Chronicles 27:25).
The Israelite house
An ancient Israelite house was usually rectangular in plan, two storeyed, made of either stones or bricks, and covered on the inside walls with plaster (Leviticus 14:40-42; cf. Exodus 5:7). The house had to be built on a solid foundation, and the whole structure was held together by being built into huge stones at the corners of the building (Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 7:24-27; Matthew 21:42; see CORNERSTONE).
Outside the house, steps led up to the roof, which was a flat area used as a place to relax, sleep, pray and worship (Jeremiah 32:29; Mark 2:4; Mark 13:15; Acts 10:9). A railing or low wall around the edge of the roof prevented people from accidentally falling off (Deuteronomy 22:8).
Inside the larger houses was a central courtyard where women did much of the cooking, washing and other household work. Water pots, jars and household utensils were usually kept in this courtyard (Isaiah 44:16; Jeremiah 25:10; Ezekiel 24:3-5; Mark 7:4; Luke 22:55). People stored their family food and valuable possessions in the house, along with their farm tools and, at times, food for their animals (Judges 19:21). Windows were usually covered with lattice for security (Song of Song of Solomon 2:9).
The upper floor of a house may have consisted of one large room or may have been divided into several smaller rooms. This upper floor was used for sleeping, for accommodating guests, or for holding large gatherings (Luke 22:12; Acts 1:12; Acts 20:8). In most houses furniture was simple, consisting only of those articles that were necessary (2 Kings 4:10). The houses of the rich, by contrast, were furnished lavishly (Amos 3:15; Amos 6:4-6).
Making good use of the house
God’s people are expected to use their houses, as they should use all things, for the glory of God (Colossians 3:17). The house should, above all, be a home, where children and adults can live together in a healthy and enjoyable family life (1 Timothy 3:4; 1 Timothy 3:12; 1 Timothy 5:14; see FAMILY).
But Christians must not use their houses solely for their own benefit. Their houses should be places where other Christians can enjoy fellowship (Acts 2:46; Acts 16:15; Acts 16:34; Acts 21:8) and perhaps have regular meetings (Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15). They should use their houses to practise hospitality at all times – not just in entertaining friends, but in providing generous help and friendship to the lonely, the poor and the needy (Isaiah 58:7; Matthew 25:35; Hebrews 13:2; see HOSPITALITY).
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - House of God
The Church building is so called because it is setapart for the worship of God. That it is something more than a merelecture hall, or concert room or auditorium, as it is commonlyregarded by modern religionism will appear from the following takenfrom the Annotated Prayer Book: "The Church is the House of God,not man's house; a place wherein to meet with Him with the closestapproach which can be made in this life. Hence, if Jacob consecratedwith the ceremony of unction the place where God made His covenantwith him, and said of it, 'This is none other but the House of God,and this is the Gate of Heaven'; so should our churches be set apartand consecrated with sacred ceremonies making them holy to the Lord.So also, because they are to be in reality, and not by a merestretch of the imagination, the Presence chambers of our Lord, wemust regard them as the nearest to Heaven in holiness of allplaces on earth by the virtue of that Presence. And lavishing allcostly material, and all earnest skill upon their first erection anddecoration, we shall ever after frequent them with a consciousnessthat 'the Lord is in His holy Temple,' and that all which is donethere should be done under a sense of the greatest reverence towardsHim."
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - House of Bishops
The upper House of the General Convention inwhich all Diocesan, Coadjutor and Missionary Bishops have seats,representing their own Order. The term is often used as a collectivename for all the Bishops of the American Church. (See GENERALCONVENTION.)

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House of hillel - The Torah academy founded by Hillel was known as the �House of Hillel. � The Mishnah records 316 disagreements between the House of Hillel and the school founded by Shammai, known as the " House of Shammai. " The House of Hillel generally takes the lenient view and the House of Shammai, the more stringent one. In all but 18 cases, the halachah is accordance with the House of Hillel
House of shammai - The Torah academy founded by Shammai was known as the �House of Shammai. � The Mishnah records 316 disagreements between the House of Shammai and the school founded by Hillel, known as the "House of Hillel. " The House of Shammai generally takes the stringent view and the House of Hillel, the more lenient one. In all but 18 cases, the halachah is accordance with the House of Hillel
Beit hillel - The Torah academy founded by Hillel was known as the �House of Hillel. � The Mishnah records 316 disagreements between the House of Hillel and the school founded by Shammai, known as the " House of Shammai. " The House of Hillel generally takes the lenient view and the House of Shammai, the more stringent one. In all but 18 cases, the halachah is accordance with the House of Hillel
Beit shammai - The Torah academy founded by Shammai was known as the �House of Shammai. � The Mishnah records 316 disagreements between the House of Shammai and the school founded by Hillel, known as the "House of Hillel. " The House of Shammai generally takes the stringent view and the House of Hillel, the more lenient one. In all but 18 cases, the halachah is accordance with the House of Hillel
Mansion - ) A twelfth part of the heavens; a House. See 1st House, 8. ) The House of the lord of a manor; a manor House; hence: Any House of considerable size or pretension. ) A dwelling place, - whether a part or whole of a House or other shelter
House - House, n. An edifice or building appropriated to the worship of God a temple a church as the House of God. A monastery a college as a religious House. He keeps a good House, or a miserable House. It particularly denotes a noble family or an illustrious race as the House of Austria the House of Hanover. So in Scripture, the House of Israel,or of Judah. Two of a House few ages can afford. Thus we say, the House of lords or peers of Great Britain the House of commons the House of representatives. In most of the United States, the legislatures consist of two Houses, the senate, and the House of representatives or delegates. Hence we say, there is a sufficient number of representatives present to form a House. In Scripture, those who dwell in a House and compose a family a Household. Cornelius was a devout man, and feared God with all his House. Ye devour widows' Houses. The grave as the House appointed for all living. Household affairs domestic concerns. Set thy House in order. The body the residence of the soul in this world as our earthly House. Moses was faithful in all his House. Egypt is called the House of bondage. House, houz. To cover from the inclemencies of the weather to shelter to protect by covering as, to House wood to House farming utensils to House cattle. Palladius wished him to House all the Helots. House, houz. ...
To House with darkness and with death. Where Saturn Houses
House of Prayer - A church, the House of God, as Our Lord designated the Temple of Jerusalem: "My House is the House of prayer
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A House of lewdness a House appropriated to the purposes of prostitution a bawdy House a stew
Householder - A — 1: οἰκοδεσπότης (Strong's #3617 — Noun Masculine — oikodespotes — oy-kod-es-pot'-ace ) "a master of a House" (oikos, "a House," despotes, "a master"), is rendered "master of the House" in Matthew 10:25 ; Luke 13:25 ; 14:21 , where the context shows that the authority of the "householder" is stressed; in Matthew 24:43 ; Luke 12:39 , the RV "master of the House" (AV, "goodman of the House," does not give the exact meaning); "householder" is the rendering in both versions in Matthew 13:27,52 ; 20:1 ; 21:33 ; so the RV in Matthew 20:11 (for AV, "goodman of the House"); both have "goodman of the House" in Mark 14:14 ; in Luke 22:11 , "goodman. ...
B — 1: οἰκοδεσποτέω (Strong's #3616 — Verb — oikodespoteo — oy-kod-es-pot-eh'-o ) corresponding to A, "to rule a House," is used in 1 Timothy 5:14 , RV, "rule the Household" (AV, "guide the House")
Bethany - The House of song; the House of affliction
Vaccary - ) A cow House, dairy House, or cow pasture
Alehouse - ) A House where ale is retailed; hence, a tippling House
Reichsrath - It consists of an Upper and a Lower House, or a House of Lords and a House of Representatives
Circumforaneous - ) Going about or abroad; walking or wandering from House to House
Bawdyhouse - ) A House of prostitution; a House of ill fame; a brothel
Circulatorious - ) Travelling from House to House or from town to town; itinerant
Temple - This word is generally used in Scripture of the sacred House erected on the summit of Mount Moriah for the worship of God. It is called "the temple" (1 Kings 6:17 ); "the temple [1] of the Lord" (2 Kings 11:10 ); "thy holy temple" (Psalm 79:1 ); "the House of the Lord" (2 Chronicles 23:5,12 ); "the House of the God of Jacob" (Isaiah 2:3 ); "the House of my glory" (60:7); an "house of prayer" (56:7; Matthew 21:13 ); "an House of sacrifice" (2 Chronicles 7:12 ); "the House of their sanctuary" (2 Chronicles 36:17 ); "the mountain of the Lord's House" (Isaiah 2:2 ); "our holy and our beautiful House" (64:11); "the holy mount" (27:13); "the palace for the Lord God" (1 Chronicles 29:1 ); "the tabernacle of witness" (2 Chronicles 24:6 ); "Zion" (Psalm 74:2 ; 84:7 ). Christ calls it "my Father's House" (John 2:16 )
Lasshouse - ) A House where glass is made; a commercial House that deals in glassware
Beth-Ezel - (behth-ee' zehl) Proper name meaning, “house of the leader” or “house at the side. All support would be taken away from the House of the leader or the House beside (Micah 1:11 )
Brothel - ) A House of lewdness or ill fame; a House frequented by prostitutes; a bawdyhouse
Dooryard - ) A yard in front of a House or around the door of a House
Mill - 1: μύλων (Strong's #3459 — Noun Masculine — mulon — moo'-lone ) denotes "a mill House," where the millstone is, Matthew 24:41 ; some mss. , Jeremiah 52:11 , "grinding House" (lit. , "house of a mill")
Aviary - ) A House, inclosure, large cage, or other place, for keeping birds confined; a bird House
Outhouse - ) A small House or building at a little distance from the main House; an outbuilding
Manse - ) A dwelling House, generally with land attached. ) The parsonage; a clergyman's House
Gate-House Chapel - Medieval monasteries as well as towns were enclosed with walls, the entrance of which was through a small House built into the wall and called a gate-house. It was not uncommon to have a chapel in these Houses, hence the name, gate-house chapel
Workhouse - ) A House where any manufacture is carried on; a workshop. ) A House in which idle and vicious persons are confined to labor. ) A House where the town poor are maintained at public expense, and provided with labor; a poorhouse
Roofless - ) Having no House or home; shelterless; homeless. ) Having no roof; as, a roofless House
Unhoused - ) Driven from a House; deprived of shelter. ) Not provided with a House or shelter; Houseless; homeless
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Saint Augustine) - Established in 1866 at the request of Bishop Verot from the mother-house at Le Puy. Separation from the French mother-house in 1889. The mother-house is in the city of Saint Augustine
Chophouse - ) A customhouse where transit duties are levied. ) A House where chops, etc. , are sold; an eating House
Beth - A word used in many compound names of places, and signifying 'house' or dwelling place: as Beth-el, House of God
Draught - DRAUGHT ( Matthew 15:17 , Mark 7:19 ) and DRAUGHT House (Amer. ]'>[1] ‘draught-house,’ 2 Kings 10:27 ) both signify a privy or closet, which in the Mishna is ‘water-house
Banqueting House - 'house of wine,' Song of Solomon 2:4 ; used figuratively for the House of delights to which the Bridegroom brings the bride
Dovecote - ) A small House or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a dove House
Bagnio - ) A House for bathing, sweating, etc. ) A brothel; a stew; a House of prostitution
Loft - KJV term for the upper room (NAS, NIV) or chamber (NRSV, compare REB) of a House (1 Kings 17:19 ). See Architecture; House ; Upper Room
Monastery - ) A House of religious retirement, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; - more rarely applied to such a House for females
Shearing-House - , "house of shepherds binding sheep. " RSV, "the shearing-house of the shepherds;" marg. , "house of gathering"), some place between Samaria and Jezreel, where Jehu slew "two and forty men" of the royal family of Judah
Hers - possessive as, this House is hers,that is, this is the House of her. Of the two Houses,hers is the best, that is, her House is the best
Aphrah - The margin of Micah 1:10 explains the name as 'house of dust,' so that there is a play upon the word 'dust:' 'in the House of dust roll thyself in the dust. ' The LXX read 'the House in derision
Roundhouse - ) A constable's prison; a lockup, watch-house, or station House. ) A House for locomotive engines, built circularly around a turntable
House - Bayith (בַּיִת, Strong's #1004), “house or building; home; Household; land. This word can even be applied to a one-room dwelling: “And he [1] said [2], Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s House …” ( House, and made booths for his cattle …” ( House”): “Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my House, nor go up into my bed. 9:23 (literally, “the tent House”): “So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the House of the Lord, namely, the House of the tabernacle, by wards. ”...
Second, in many passages (especially when the word is joined to the word God) bayith represents a place of worship or “sanctuary”: “The first of the first fruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the House of the Lord thy God” ( House he built chambers round about, against the walls of the House round about, both of the temple and of the oracle …” (1 Kings 6:5). ...
Third, bayith can signify rooms and/or wings of a House: “And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the [3] (literally, to the House of the women; House: I have made my bed in the darkness” (Job 17:13). “House” can also mean “place” when used with “grave,” as in 1 Kings 18:32 the “house of two seeds” is a container for seed: “And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain [4] two measures of seed. ” Houses for bars are supports: “And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places [2]2 for the bars” ( House I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings [7]” (Job 39:6). ...
Fifth, bayith is often used of those who live in a House, i. , a “household”: “Come thou and all thy House into the ark …” ( Households [8]. …” In a similar nuance this noun means “descendants”: “And there went a man of the House of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi” ( House of Judah” ( House of Pharaoh. 20:16: “So Jonathan made a covenant with the House of David. He shall come as an eagle against the House of the Lord …” ( Preceptory - ) A religious House of the Knights Templars, subordinate to the temple or principal House of the order in London
Beth-Aven - House of nothingness; i. ), and it is so called because it was no longer the "house of God," but "the House of idols," referring to the calves there worshipped
Beth-a'Ven - (house of nothingness , i. (1 Samuel 13:5 ; 14:28 ) In (Hosea 4:15 ; 5:8 ; 10:5 ) the name is transferred to the neighboring Bethel, --once the "house of God" but then the House of idols of "naught
Father's House - These units might be large (Jacob's House included 66 descendants when he entered Egypt, Genesis 46:26 ). A father's House could designate the clans within a tribe (Exodus 6:14-25 ) or even an entire tribe (Joshua 22:14 ). The common designations “house of Jacob” (Exodus 19:3 ; Amos 3:13 ), “house of Israel” (Exodus 40:38 ) and the unusual designation “house of Isaac” (Amos 7:16 ) all refer to the nation Israel in terms of a father's House. During patriarchal times a marriage was expected to be within the House of one's father (Genesis 11:29 ; Genesis 20:12 ; Genesis 24:4 ,Genesis 24:4,24:15 ,Genesis 24:15,24:38 ,Genesis 24:38,24:40 ; Genesis 29:10 ; Exodus 6:20 ; Numbers 36:8-10 ). In patriarchal times married women were regarded as remaining part of their father's House (Genesis 31:14 ; compare Genesis 46:26 where the enumeration of Jacob's House does not include his sons' wives). In later times married women were regarded to have left their father's Houses ( Numbers 30:3 ,Numbers 30:3,30:16 ). Widows were expected to return to their fathers' Houses (Genesis 38:11 ). ...
In John 2:16 “My father's House” is a designation for the Temple which was then equated with Christ's body ( John 2:21 ). The reference to “My Father's House” with its many dwelling places (John 14:2 ) can be explained in two ways. House can be understood as a place or as a set of relationships, a Household. Already in the Psalms the Temple is the House of God where the righteous hope to dwell (Psalm 23:6 ; Psalm 27:4 ). If House is understood as Household, the focus is on fellowship with God. In contrast to servants, a son abides in his father's House (John 8:35 ). By believing in Christ, we are empowered to become children of God (John 1:12 ), members of God's Household, and share in fellowship with the Father
House - A — 1: οἶκος (Strong's #3624 — Noun Masculine — oikos — oy'-kos ) denotes (a) "a House, a dwelling," e. , Matthew 9:6,7 ; 11:8 ; it is used of the Tabernacle, as the House of God, Matthew 12:4 , and the Temple similarly, e. , Matthew 21:13 ; Luke 11:51 , AV, "temple," RV, "sanctuary;" John 2:16,17 ; called by the Lord "your House" in Matthew 23:38 ; Luke 13:35 (some take this as the city of Jerusalem); metaphorically of Israel as God's House, Hebrews 3:2,5 , where "his House" is not Moses', but God's; of believers, similarly, ver. 6, where Christ is spoken of as "over God's House" (the word "own" is rightly omitted in the RV); Hebrews 10:21 ; 1 Peter 2:5 ; 4:17 ; of the body, Matthew 12:44 ; Luke 11:24 ; (b) by metonymy, of the members of a Household or family, e. , Luke 10:5 ; Acts 7:10 ; 11:14 ; 1 Timothy 3:4,5,12 ; 2 Timothy 1:16 ; 4:19 , RV (AV, "household"); Titus 1:11 (plural); of a local church, 1 Timothy 3:15 ; of the descendants of Jacob (Israel) and David, e. Note (1), HouseHOLD. In the NT it denotes (a) "a House, a dwelling," e. 1; (b) metaphorically, the heavenly abode, spoken of by the Lord as "My Father's House," John 14:2 , the eternal dwelling place of believers; the body as the dwelling place of the soul, 2 Corinthians 5:1 ; similarly the resurrection body of believers (id. , Mark 12:40 ; by metonymy, the inhabitants of a House, a Household, e. See HouseHOLD. ...
B — 1: πανοικεί (Strong's #3832 — Adverb — panoikei — pan-oy-kee' ) denotes "with all the House," Acts 16:34 , i. , "the Household. " ...
Notes: (1) In 2 Corinthians 5:2 , oiketerion, "a habitation" (see RV) is translated "house" in the AV, of the resurrection body (cp. (2) In 1 Timothy 5:13 , "from House to House" is, lit. , "the Houses. " (3) For "in every House," Acts 5:42 (cp. (4) For "them which are of the House," 1 Corinthians 1:11 , AV, see HouseHOLD
House - A — 1: οἶκος (Strong's #3624 — Noun Masculine — oikos — oy'-kos ) denotes (a) "a House, a dwelling," e. , Matthew 9:6,7 ; 11:8 ; it is used of the Tabernacle, as the House of God, Matthew 12:4 , and the Temple similarly, e. , Matthew 21:13 ; Luke 11:51 , AV, "temple," RV, "sanctuary;" John 2:16,17 ; called by the Lord "your House" in Matthew 23:38 ; Luke 13:35 (some take this as the city of Jerusalem); metaphorically of Israel as God's House, Hebrews 3:2,5 , where "his House" is not Moses', but God's; of believers, similarly, ver. 6, where Christ is spoken of as "over God's House" (the word "own" is rightly omitted in the RV); Hebrews 10:21 ; 1 Peter 2:5 ; 4:17 ; of the body, Matthew 12:44 ; Luke 11:24 ; (b) by metonymy, of the members of a Household or family, e. , Luke 10:5 ; Acts 7:10 ; 11:14 ; 1 Timothy 3:4,5,12 ; 2 Timothy 1:16 ; 4:19 , RV (AV, "household"); Titus 1:11 (plural); of a local church, 1 Timothy 3:15 ; of the descendants of Jacob (Israel) and David, e. Note (1), HouseHOLD. In the NT it denotes (a) "a House, a dwelling," e. 1; (b) metaphorically, the heavenly abode, spoken of by the Lord as "My Father's House," John 14:2 , the eternal dwelling place of believers; the body as the dwelling place of the soul, 2 Corinthians 5:1 ; similarly the resurrection body of believers (id. , Mark 12:40 ; by metonymy, the inhabitants of a House, a Household, e. See HouseHOLD. ...
B — 1: πανοικεί (Strong's #3832 — Adverb — panoikei — pan-oy-kee' ) denotes "with all the House," Acts 16:34 , i. , "the Household. " ...
Notes: (1) In 2 Corinthians 5:2 , oiketerion, "a habitation" (see RV) is translated "house" in the AV, of the resurrection body (cp. (2) In 1 Timothy 5:13 , "from House to House" is, lit. , "the Houses. " (3) For "in every House," Acts 5:42 (cp. (4) For "them which are of the House," 1 Corinthians 1:11 , AV, see HouseHOLD
Posthouse - ) A House for distributing the malls; a post office. ) A House established for the convenience of the post, where relays of horses can be obtained
Booth - beth, a House or booth, a nest for birds. ...
A House or shed built of boards, boughs of trees, or other slight materials, for a temporary residence
Betharbel - ("house of the snare" (or, "ambush of God". Jerome curiously refers "Shalman" to "Zalmunna," and Betharbel ("the House of him who judged Baal"), i. When they turned Bethel ("the House of God") into Bethaven ("the House of vanity"), then it became Betharbel ("the House of ambush of God"), the scene and occasion of their desolation (Pusey)
Chalet - ) A summer cottage or country House in the Swiss mountains; any country House built in the style of the Swiss cottages
Hanoverian - ) A native or naturalized inhabitant of Hanover; one of the House of Hanover. ) Of or pertaining to Hanover or its people, or to the House of Hanover in England
Loreto, Holy House of - So-called from the tradition that the House, wherein the Holy Family dwelt at Nazareth, was transported by angels to the city of Loreto, Italy. The Holy House is now encased by a large imposing basilica. The Feast of the Translation of the Holy House of Loreto is celebrated December 10,
Bethaven - ("house of nothingness or vanity". ) In Hosea 4:15; Hosea 5:1; Hosea 10:5 Bethel, "house of God," is called Bethaven, "house of vanity", because of Jeroboam's golden calf
Holy House of Loreto - So-called from the tradition that the House, wherein the Holy Family dwelt at Nazareth, was transported by angels to the city of Loreto, Italy. The Holy House is now encased by a large imposing basilica. The Feast of the Translation of the Holy House of Loreto is celebrated December 10,
Beth-le-Aphrah - (RSV Micah 1:10 ), House of dust. The Authorized Version reads "in the House of Aphrah
Tavern - ) A public House where travelers and other transient guests are accomodated with rooms and meals; an inn; a hotel; especially, in modern times, a public House licensed to sell liquor in small quantities
Window - The window of an Oriental House consists generally of an aperture closed in with lattice-work. The windows generally look into the inner court of the House, but in every House one or more look into the street. [1]
Beth, - the most general word for a House or habitation. It has the special meaning of a temple or House of worship Beth is more frequently employed in compound names of places than any other word
Abel-Beth-Maachah - And as Abel means vanity, mourning, and emptiness; so Beth, an House: and therefore the whole taken together implies; vanity or mourning to the House of Maachah
Beth-Eked - (behth-ee' kihd) Place name meaning, “house of shearing” (KJV, “shearing House”). Place where Jehu, after slaughtering all members of King Ahab's House in Jezreel, met representatives from King Ahaziah of Judah and killed them (2 Kings 10:12-14 )
Roof - [1]
Door - An opening or passage into a House, or other building, or into any room, apartment or closet, by which persons enter. The frame of boards, or any piece of board or plank that shuts the opening of a House or closes the entrance into an apartment or any inclosure, and usually turning on hinges. In familiar language, a House often in the plural, doors. My House is the first door from the corner. We have also the phrases, within doors, in the House without doors, out of the House, abroad. ...
In doors, within the House at home
Arza - ” Steward of the House of King Baasha (908-886 B. The king was drunk in Arza's House when Zimri killed Baasha (1 Kings 16:8-10 )
House - The word House, in Scripture, means somewhat more than the mere residence of a family; indeed, it hath various significations. Heaven is called the House of God, "an House not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. " The grave is called "the House appointed for all living. " (Job 30:23) The church is called "the House of the living God. " Ye also, saith Peter, speaking to the faithful, "are built up a spiritual House. " (1 Peter 2:5; Hebrews 3:6) But in a more general way, a family is called an House, such as the House of the Rechabites, (Jeremiah 35:2) the House of David, (Zechariah 13:1) But amidst all these, and more to the like import, that undoubtedly is the highest and the best sense of the word which considers the Lord Jesus Christ himself as the High Priest and Head of his body the church, and the bodies of his people the temple of his indwelling residence by his Spirit. And the conscious sense of his presence, in upholding, acting upon, comforting, refreshing, stengthening, and witnessing to the soul, and for the Lord in the soul, these are among the most blessed evidences in the enjoyment of the Household of faith. Here, in the fullest sense of the expression, the church, and every individual believer forming a part in that church, may and is called the House of the living God. "Lo! I come, said JEHOVAH, and I will dwell in the midst of thee;" (Zechariah 2:11) and this scriptural sense of the word may serve to shew why it was the patriarchs, and holy men of old, were so anxious concerning their Households and brailles. Thus the faithful Abraham, after that the Lord had revealed himself unto him in vision, and said, "Fear not, Abraham, I am thy shield, and thine exceeding great reward;" the patriarch felt a boldness to ask of God concerning his Household. Abram said, "Lord God! what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of ray House is this Eliezer of Damascus?" (Genesis 15:1-2) meaning, that he was not born of his bowels, but Damascus born, probably a black. Now as it is well known, that every black slave when freed by his master, was always after known by the name of "the child" of the House, (for so the phrase steward of my House means,) it is likely, that Abram felt some jealousy concerning this freed slave being his heir. But I leave the reader to his own views of this subject, only remarking farther, that the Lord's gracious answer concerning Isaac seems a confirmation, that it was in this, or some such like sense, the House or family was regarded
Ahitub - Called "ruler of the House of God," i. In Nehemiah 11:11 Ahitub appears as grandfather of Zadok and father of Meraioth, of the House of Eleazar. Thus there would seem to have been in the same age Ahitub of the House of Eli, sprung from Ithamar, and also Ahitub of the House of Eleazar
Upper Room - See House
Bajith - A House
Sisamai - House; blindness
Lattice - See House
Roof - See House
Reichstag - ) The Diet, or House of Representatives, of the German empire, which is composed of members elected for a term of three years by the direct vote of the people. ) The national representative body of Hungary, consisting of a House of Magnates (including archdukes, peers, high officials of the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Protestant Churches, and certain other dignitaries) and a House of Representatives (in 1912 consisting of 453 members)
Archives - The ‘house of the archives’ ( Ezra 6:1 RV [2] ‘rolls’) was a part of the ‘treasure House’ ( Ezra 5:17 ) of the Persian kings at Babylon, in which important State documents were preserved
Cellar - See House
Bethemek - House of deepness
Hazar-Shual - A wolf's House
Roof - See Architecture; House
Beth-Ezal - A neighbor's House
Bethanath - House of affliction
Beth-Lehem - House of bread
Beth-Palet - House of expulsion
Bethsaida - House of fruits
Beth-Peor - House of gaping
Beth-Haran - House of grace
Beth-Rapha - House of health
Beth-Aram - House of height
Beth-Lebaoth - House of lionesses
Beth-Nimrah - House of rebellion
Beth-Gamul - House of recompense
Beth-Horon - House of wrath
Beth-Barah - The chosen House
House - House
Palace - Primarily ‘palace’ denotes simply a large House; so the Egyptian royal title Pharaoh or Palace (cf. Sublime Porte ) means ‘great House’; and the ordinary OT term for ‘palace,’ in its strict sense of ‘royal residence,’ is ‘the king’s House’ or ‘his House,’ 1Ki 7:1 ; 1 Kings 9:10 . This included the ‘House of the Forest of Lehanon,’ a great hall, 100 cubits long, 50 broad, 30 high, with four rows of pillars; a ‘porch of pillars,’ 50 cubits by 30; the ‘porch of the throne’ for a court of justice; a dwelling-house for himself, and another for Pharaoh’s daughter. If we include all the buildings required for courtiers and officials, the ‘palace’ becomes not a House, but a royal city
Door-Keeper - ), but there it signifies properly "sitting at the threshold in the House of God. " The psalmist means that he would rather stand at the door of God's House and merely look in, than dwell in Houses where iniquity prevailed. Persons were appointed to keep the street door leading into the interior of the House ( John 18:16,17 ; Acts 12:13 )
Door - ) An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the House or apartment to which it leads. ) An opening in the wall of a House or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way. ) The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a House or apartment is closed and opened
Aven - On, or Heliopolis, 'House of the Sun,' in northern Egypt, a seat of idolatry: its young men should fall by the sword. Used symbolically in that Beth-el, 'the House of God,' had become Aven or Beth-aven, that is, 'the House of vanity' because of idolatry
Timbered - ) Furnished with timber; - often compounded; as, a well-timbered House; a low-timbered House
Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth - The sisters also conduct schools, academies, a day nursery, and a House of studies. The mother-house is in Rome, Italy
Stair - See House, 5
Threshold - See House, 6
Byre - ) A cow House
Battlement - See Fortification, House
Bucket - See House, 9
Beth-Zur - House of a rock
Beth-Azmaveth - House of death's strength
Beth-Pazzez - House of dividing asunder
Beth-Diblathaim - House of dry figs
Bethphage - House of my month
Betharabah - House of sweet smell
Beth-Shemesh - House of the sun
Beth-Haccerem - House of the vineyard
Loft - See House, 5
Bethabara - The House of confidence
Beth-Dagon - The House of corn
Beth-el - The House of God
Doss House - A cheap lodging House
Cookshop - ) An eating House
Maon - House; place of sin
Dalphon - The House of caves
Restaurant - ) An eating House
Weigh-Houses - ) of Weigh-house...
Porch - See House and TEMPLE
Regem Melech - Sent by Jews of the country (Zechariah 7:5) to "the House of God" (Βethel ) or congregation at Jerusalem. Beth-el is here used for Beth-Jehovah; the religious authorities, not "the House of Jehovah" (named in Zechariah 7:3), are meant. But the congregation, headed by their priests, was "the House of God," paving the way for the spiritual New Testament "house of God" (Hebrews 3:6; Zechariah 3:7; Hosea 8:1). Ezra (Ezra 5:8; Ezra 5:15; Ezra 6:7; Ezra 7:20; Ezra 7:23) uses Βet Εlowah for "the House of God. ...
Jacob's "house of God" consisted as yet of but a pillar first and an altar afterward (Genesis 28:17-18; Genesis 28:22; Genesis 36:1; Genesis 36:7); so the House of God at the time of Regem Melech consisted merely of an altar, and congregation, and priests favored with God's presence in worship at it. But many sent to Jehovah's House, not like Jacob at Bethel but as the apostate Israelites to the calf at Bethel, with no spirit of true obedience
House of Gold - She was the House wherein God dwelt, and for His sake, a House of gold, that is, adorned with the most precious virtues
Gold, House of - She was the House wherein God dwelt, and for His sake, a House of gold, that is, adorned with the most precious virtues
Roof - See House, § 5
Archives - See House of the Rolls
House of the Archives - See House of the Rolls
Upper Room - See House, 5
Waterpots - See House, § 9
Window - See House, § 7
Chimney - See House, § 7
Hearth - See House, § 7
Hinge - See House, § 6
Gibbethon - A back; a high House
Beth-Gader - A House for a mouse
Bed, Bedchamber - See House, 8
Bolt - See House, § 6
Caldron - See House, § 9
Cruse - See House, § 9
Frying-Pan - FRYING-PAN See House, § 9
Beth-Marcaboth - House of bitterness wiped out
Bethesda - House of pity or mercy
Beth-Meon - House of the dwelling-place
Lattice - See House, § 7
Lintel - See House, § 6
Lock - See House, § 6
King's Treasure House - See House of the Rolls
Beth-Birei - The House of my Creator
Beth-Car - The House of the lamb
Domal - ) Pertaining to a House
Dedication - See House, § 3
Casa - ) A House or mansion
Libkin - ) A House or lodging
Lombard-House - of Lombar-house...
Moot-Hall - of Moot-house...
Pan - See House, § 9
Parlour - See House, § 5
Pot - See House, § 9
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament - The congregation manages schools, a college, and a House of social service, all in the United States. The mother-house is at Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Chicago) - The mother-house was erected at Nazareth Park in 1900. The mother-house is at La Grange
Sisters of Saint Joseph of le Puy (Fall River) - Established in 1902 by nine sisters from the mother-house at Le Puy, France, who took charge of schools in French parishes of the Diocese of Fall River, where the congregation has now manages schools. The provincial House and novitiate are in the city of Fall River
Columbary - ) A dovecote; a pigeon House
Boathouse - ) A House for sheltering boats
Baal-Meon - Idol or master of the House
Glass - See House, Mirror, Sea of Glass
Estancia - ) A grazing; a country House
Abel-Beth-Maachah - Mourning to the House of Maachah
Ossuarium - ) A charnel House; an ossuary
Ornithon - ) An aviary; a poultry House
Oodwife - ) The mistress of a House
Baking-Pan - See House, § 9
Post, Doorpost - See House, § 6
Elon-Beth-Hanan - The House of grace or mercy
Beit din - "house of law"); rabbinical court...
Beit hamidrash - "house of study"); study hall...
Chanukat habayit - �dedication of the House�); Housewarming...
Cell - Small monastery or nunnery dependent on a larger House. Cells originated with the Benedictine Order and were commonly built on property belonging to the mother-house. Originally they were under the jurisdiction of provosts or deans, subject to removal by the superior of the main House
Beth-Anoth - (behth-ay' nahth) Place name meaning, “house of Anath” or “house of being heard
Banquet - Thus Song of Solomon 2:4 ‘He brought me to the banqueting House’ (Heb. ‘the House of wine’), 1 Peter 4:3 ‘banquetings’ (Gr
Lar - The domestic Lares were the tutelar deities of a House; Household gods. : Hearth or dwelling House
Forest of Lebanon, House of - See House of the Forest of Lebanon
Clubhouse - ) A House occupied by a club
Beehouse - ) A House for bees; an apiary
Hatchery - ) A House for hatching fish, etc
Cooking And Cooking Utensils - See House, § 9
Henhouse - ) A House or shelter for fowls
Porterhouse - ) A House where porter is sold
Fratery - ) A frater House
Frater - ) A monk; also, a frater House
Taphouse - ) A House where liquors are retailed
Maty - ) A native House servant in India
Smeltery - ) A House or place for smelting
Piltai - A priestly House ( Nehemiah 12:17 )
Householder - HOUSEHOLDER. —This term as well as ‘goodman of the House,’ ‘master of the House,’ are different translations of the same Greek word οἰκοδεσπότης. It is rendered ‘householder’ in the parables of the Tares and the Wheat (Matthew 13:27), of the Owner bringing forth his treasures new and old (Matthew 13:52), of the Labourers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1), of the Vineyard let out to husbandmen (Matthew 21:33), with special application to Christ as Head of the Church. The phrase ‘goodman of the House’ is applied (Mark 14:14, Luke 22:11) to the owner of the House in which the Last Supper was to be prepared. The translation ‘master of the House’ is found in Luke 12:39 Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 (Authorized Version ‘goodman’), Matthew 24:43, of the owner or overseer whose duty it is to protect his property against the thief in the night. It occurs also in the parable of the Great Supper, Luke 14:21 (corresponding to the king of Matthew 22:2; Matthew 22:7), also as denoting the head of the House whose persecution involves that of his subordinates, Matthew 10:25 (see Household); and once more in the parable of the Unfaithful, against whom the door was shut, Luke 13:25 (cf
Beth-Haram - (behth-hay' ram) Place name meaning, “house of the exalted one,” or “house of height
Rechab - There are several of this name in Scrip ture; but he that is most recommended to our attention by the Holy Ghost, is he who by his rules to his family gave an honourable testimony to the House of the Rechabites; and which is handed down to us of this House
Eavesdrop - ) To stand under the eaves, near a window or at the door, of a House, to listen and learn what is said within doors; hence, to listen secretly to what is said in private. ) The water which falls in drops from the eaves of a House
Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Presentation - The sisters have House, schools and orphanages in France, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United States, and Canada. The mother-house is at Broons, Cotes-du-Nord, France
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Peterborough) - The congregation manages academies, high schools, continuation and separate schools, hospitals, orphanages, missions, and a House of Providence, in the dioceses of Peterborough, Saulte-Sainte-Marie, and Alexandria, and the archdiocese of Ottawa. The mother-house is at Peterborough
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Saint Vallier - Congregation founded in 1683 by Monsignor Jean Baptiste de la Croix with two sisters of Saint Joseph from Le Puy, who took charge of his hospital at Saint Vallier, France, where the mother-house is still located. The sisters maintain a provincial House and novitiate, and teach in primary schools
Flesh Pots - See House, § 9
Bakehouse - ) A House for baking; a bakery
Roof - —See House in vol
Court - See House, § 2 ; Justice; Tabernacle; Temple
Fire - See House, § 7 , and next article
Beth-Aven - The House of vanity; of iniquity of trouble
Hogsty - ) A pen, House, or inclosure, for hogs
Domiculture - ) The art of House-keeping, cookery, etc
Dishouse - ) To deprive of House or home
Cottage - ) A small House; a cot; a hut
re-Let - ) To let anew, as a House
Mains - ) The farm attached to a mansion House
Beth-Merhak - ]'>[3] ‘the Far House’). Stade and others understand it to mean the last House of the city
Beth-Eden - (behth-ee' dehn) Place name meaning, “house of bliss. ” Amos announced God's threat to take the royal House out of Beth-eden or the “house of Eden” (KJV) (Amos 1:5 )
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Philadelphia) - Independent mother-house erected in 1858. The sisters manages parochial elementary and high schools, a college, academies, industrial and commercial schools, an orphanage, a deaf-mute institute, day nursery, and settlement House in the archdioceses of Baltimore and Philadelphia, and the dioceses of Harrisburg, Newark, and Trenton. The mother-house is at Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Bourg - Founded in 1819 at Belley, France, from the mother-house at Lyons. Mother-house transferred to Bourg in 1825, and from there foundations were made throughout France. The general mother-house is still at Bourg
Courtyard - ) A court or inclosure attached to a House
Piltai - Priest of the House of Moadiah
Atehouse - ) A House connected or associated with a gate
Darah - Generation; House of the shepherd or of the companion
Outdoors - ) Abread; out of the House; out of doors
Tollhouse - ) A House occupied by a receiver of tolls
Chamber - Usually, the private apartments of a House are called chambers. Particular rooms of this class in Eastern Houses were designated by significant terms. This we may suppose to have been a spacious unoccupied room, usually in the upper part of the House, and furnished suitably for the reception and entertainment of guests and for social meetings. The proverbial hospitality of the Jews would make such provision necessary, and especially at Jerusalem, in festival seasons, when every House in the city was the stranger's home. An apartment built upon and projecting from the walls of the main House, and communicating by a private door with the House, and by a private stairway with the street
Beth-Aram - House of the height; i. , "mountain-house", one of the towns of Gad, 3 miles east of Jordan, opposite Jericho (Joshua 13:27 )
Conning Tower - ) The shot-proof pilot House of a war vessel
je'uz - (counsellor ), head of a Benjamite House
Bordello - ) A brothel; a bawdyhouse; a House devoted to prostitution
Brewhouse - ) A House or building appropriated to brewing; a brewery
Beerhouse - ) A House where malt liquors are sold; an alehouse
Beth-Eden - See Eden [1]
Kettle - See House, § 9
Meraiah - The head of a priestly House ( Nehemiah 12:12 )
Slaughterhouse - ) A House where beasts are butchered for the market
Farmhouse - ) A dwelling House on a farm; a farmer's residence
Restaurateur - ) The keeper of an eathing House or a restaurant
Odelsthing - ) The lower House of the Norwegian Storthing
Beit habechirah - "Chosen House") a name used to describe the Temple...
Beth-Aven - But after Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, set up his golden calves there, the pious among the Israelites called it Beth-aven; meaning, the House of iniquity; for it was no longer proper to call it Beth-el, the House of God
Bethezel - ("house of firmness". Though Bethezel means the House on the side, i
Beth-le-Aphrah - The House of dust would roll in dust, a ritual expressing grief and mourning (Micah 1:10 ). KJV reads, “house of Aphrah”; NIV, “Beth Ophrah
Beth-Maacah - (behth-may' uh cah) (NAS, NRSV) or BETH-MAACHAH (KJV) Place name meaning, “house of Maacah” or “house of pressure
Parsonage - ) The glebe and House, or the House only, owned by a parish or ecclesiastical society, and appropriated to the maintenance or use of the incumbent or settled pastor
Story - See House, § 5
Bourbonist - ) One who adheres to the House of Bourbon; a legitimist
Croft - ) A small, inclosed field, adjoining a House; a small farm
Draughthouse - ) A House for the reception of waste matter; a privy
Crowstone - ) The top stone of the gable end of a House
Tumble-Down - ) Ready to fall; dilapidated; ruinous; as, a tumble-down House
Outground - ) Ground situated at a distance from the House; outlying land
Traiteur - ) The keeper of an eating House, or restaurant; a restaurateur
Treasure-House - ) A House or building where treasures and stores are kept
ma'ry, Mother of Mark, - She gave up her House to be used as one of the chief places of meeting. The fact that Peter went to that House on his release from prison indicates that there was some special intimacy, (Acts 12:12 ) between them. (There is a tradition that the place of meeting of the disciples, and hence Mary's House, was on the upper slope of Zion, and that it was here that the Holy Ghost came upon the disciples with tongues of flame on the day of Pentecost
Ohel - A House; tent, the fourth son of Zerubbabel (1 Chronicles 3:20 )
Almshouse - ) A House appropriated for the use of the poor; a poorhouse
Ruelle - ) A private circle or assembly at a private House; a circle
Ahimoth - Son of Elkanah, of the House of Kohath
Beth-Aven - Beth-aven (bĕth'â'ven), House of vanity. A place and desert near Bethel on the east, Joshua 7:2; Joshua 18:12; 1 Samuel 13:5; 1 Samuel 14:23; a name reproachfully used at times for Bethel itself, after the golden calves were there set up, Hosea 4:15; Hosea 10:5; Bethel meaning the "house of God
Sisters of the Holy Cross And of the Seven Dolors - The congregation has House in Canada and the United States, and a mission in Bengal. The mother-house is at Saint Laurent, near Montreal, Canada
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Erie) - A community founded from the Philadelphia House in 1860 by Mother Agnes Spencer of Carondelet. Villa Maria Academy was made the mother-house for the Erie diocese in 1897
Beth-Aven - It seems to be reproachfully used at times for Bethel itself, after the golden calves were there set up, Hosea 4:15 ; 10:5 : Beth-el meaning the House of God; and Beth-aven, the House of sin, or of an idol
Sisters of Saint Agnes of Rome - The congregation manages an academy, primary and secondary schools, hospitals, orphanages, a home for the aged, and the Leo House at New York for the care of immigrants, all in the United States. The mother-house and novitiate is at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sisters of Divine Providence (San Antonio) - The mother-house was transferred to San Antonio. The order has a House of studies, a college, parochial schools, and academies, all in the United States
Sister-Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (g - The congregation manages schools, orphanages, a maternity House, a home for wayward girls, a home for working girls, and a home for foundlings in Canada and the United States. The mother-house is in Quebec
Correctioner - ) One who is, or who has been, in the House of correction
Hemath - A Kenite (1 Chronicles 2:55 ), the father of the House of Rechab
Bourbonism - ) The principles of those adhering to the House of Bourbon; obstinate conservatism
Hamesucken - ) The felonious seeking and invasion of a person in his dwelling House
Folkething - ) The lower House of the Danish Rigsdag, or Parliament
Bajith - House of the gods of Moab
Unroof - ) To strip off the roof or covering of, as a House
Madhouse - ) A House where insane persons are confined; an insane asylum; a bedlam
Chu'za, - properly Chu'zas ( the seer ), the House-steward of Herod Antipas
Mezahab - ("waters of gold") ("gold was in his House as water": Abarbanel)
Cafeneh - ) A humble inn or House of rest for travelers, where coffee is sold
Pesthouse - ) A House or hospital for persons who are infected with any pestilential disease
Doorway - ) The passage of a door; entrance way into a House or a room
Philip - ) The House sparrow
Reenhouse - ) A House in which tender plants are cultivated and sheltered from the weather
Fermerere - ) The officer in a religious House who had the care of the infirmary
Toyhouse - ) A House for children to play in or to play with; a playhouse
Ossuary - ) A place where the bones of the dead are deposited; a charnel House
Low-Studded - ) Furnished or built with short studs; as, a low-studded House or room
Dish - See Charger; House, § 9 ; Meals, § 5 ; and Tabernacle, § 5 ( a )
Ham - ham, a House, is our modern word home, G. It is used in hamlet, and in the names of places, as in Walt-ham, wood-house, walt, a wood, and ham, a House, not Wal-tham, as it is often pronounced, Bucking-ham, Notting-ham, Wrent-ham, Dur-ham, &c
Castle - A House fortified for defense against an enemy a fortress. The term seems to include the House and the walls or other works around it. The House or mansion of a nobleman or prince
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chambery - Founded in 1812 at Chambery, France, by a colony of sisters frorn the mother-house at Lyons. The congregation has 147 Houses, including parochial and high schools, hospitals, a leper asylum, homes for the aged, workrooms for girls, and orphanages, in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Brazil, and the United States (in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and the dioceses of Hartford and Springfield). The general mother-house is still at Chambery, the provincial House for the United States at Hartford, Connecticut
Little Company of Mary - The order has 27 Houses, including hospitals, convalescent homes, a sanitorium, a refuge for delinquent girls, and a poor House, in Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, Malta, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States and South America. The mother-house is in Rome
Beth - ("a fixed dwelling"); as in Genesis 33:17, "Jacob built him an House," marking his settlement after wanderings (compare 2 Samuel 7:2-6). "The garden House," Beth-haggan (2 Kings 9:27), by way of which Ahaziah fled; now Jenin, formerly EN-GANNIN, on the way from Samaria northward, overlooking the great plain
Mary, Little Company of - The order has 27 Houses, including hospitals, convalescent homes, a sanitorium, a refuge for delinquent girls, and a poor House, in Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, Malta, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States and South America. The mother-house is in Rome
Remise - ) A House for covered carriages; a chaise House
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Rochester) - Introduced into the diocese from the Buffalo mother-house in 1864. The mother-house later transferred to Pittsford, New York
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Springfield) - The Springfield mission constituted an independent mother-house for the diocese in 1885. The mother-house is in the city of Springfield
Mortar - See House, §§ 1, 4, and cf
Ophel - The name of a wall in the House of the Lord
Elon Beth Hanan - ("oak of the House of grace"
Burion - ) The red-breasted House sparrow of California (Carpodacus frontalis); - called also crimson-fronted bullfinch
Beth-Lebaoth - BETH-LEBAOTH ( Joshua 19:6 ‘house of lionesses’?)
Beth-Rapha - BETH-RAPHA (‘house of the giant’?)
Doorkeeper - ) One who guards the entrance of a House or apartment; a porter; a janitor
Potman - ) A servant in a public House; a potboy
Schoolhouse - ) A House appropriated for the use of a school or schools, or for instruction
Woodhouse - ) A House or shed in which wood is stored, and sheltered from the weather
Uncharnel - ) To remove from a charnel House; to raise from the grave; to exhume
Door, Doorkeeper, Doorpost - See House, § 6
Aph'Rah - (dust ), The House of, a place mentioned in ( Micah 1:10 ) Its site is uncertain
Rectory - The House owned by the parish, intended for the use of theRector as his home
Vicarage - ) The House or residence of a vicar
Beth-Diblathaim - ("house of double cake") of figs
Andron - This was in the lower part of the House
Curtilage - ) A yard, courtyard, or piece of ground, included within the fence surrounding a dwelling House
Potboy - ; a menial in a public House
Dahabeah - ) A Nile boat constructed on the model of a floating House, having large lateen sails
Displenish - ) To deprive or strip, as a House of furniture, or a barn of stock
Alms-House - Home for the needy, erected by private individuals; occasionally used in speaking of a poor-house
Hemath - One called 'the father of the House of Rechab
Branch Pilot - A pilot who has a branch or commission, as from Trinity House, England, for special navigation
Congressman - of the House of Representatives
Unhouse - ) To drive from a House or habitation; to dislodge; hence, to deprive of shelter
Lodger - ) One who, or that which, lodges; one who occupies a hired room in another's House
jo'Shah - (whom Jehovah lets dwell ), a prince of the House of Simeon
Rhoda - A maid in the House of Mary when Peter was delivered from prison
Thresholds, the - The "house of Asuppim," or simply "the Asuppim," is mentioned in (1 Chronicles 26:15,17 ) as a part, probably a gate of the enclosure of the "house of Jehovah," apparently at its southwest corner
Perez - His descendants were in all probability the most numerous among the families of Judah; hence the blessing of the elders on Boaz; ‘Let thy House be like the House of Perez’ ( Ruth 4:12 ). From Hezron, according to 1 Chronicles 2:1-55 , came Jerahmeel and Ram and Caleb, and through Ram was traced the line of the royal House of David
Beth-Tappuah - House of apples, a town of Judah, now Tuffuh, 5 miles west of Hebron (Joshua 15:53 )
Bethpalet - ("house of flight"
Bungalow - ) A thatched or tiled House or cottage, of a single story, usually surrounded by a veranda
Charnel - ) A charnel House; a grave; a cemetery
Bayith - BAYITH (‘house’)
Plenish - ) To furnish; to stock, as a House or farm
Slype - ) A narrow passage between two buildings, as between the transept and chapter House of a monastery
Texas - ) A structure on the hurricane deck of a steamer, containing the pilot House, officers' cabins, etc
Custom, Receipt of - The place where taxes were received, custom House
Columbarium - ) A dovecote or pigeon House
Asuppim - The "house of Asuppim" was probably a storehouse in connection with the temple, 1 Chronicles 26:15
Beth-Car - Sheep-house, a place to which the Israelites pursued the Philistines west from Mizpeh (1 Samuel 7:11 )
Bordlode - ) The service formerly required of a tenant, to carry timber from the woods to the lord's House
Baal-Meon - This was the idol of Beth-jesimoth, and is rendered, "the Lord of the House
Beth-Diblatha'im - (house of fig-cakes ), a town of Moab, ( Jeremiah 48:22 ) apparently the place elsewhere called ALMON-DIBLATHAIM
Beth-pa'Let - (house of flight ), a town among those in the extreme south of Judah, named in ( Joshua 15:27 )
Institute of the Divine Compassion - The order has six Houses, including a college, an academy, two schools, a Catholic Girls' Club, and a House of religious instruction, all in the Archdiocese of New York. The mother-house is located at White Plains, New York
Goodman - KJV term for a husband or for the head of a Household. KJV on occasion translates the Greek term oikodehyspotes (rendered “goodman” at Matthew 20:11 ; Matthew 24:43 ; Mark 14:14 ; Luke 22:11 ) as master of the House (Matthew 10:25 ) or Householder (Matthew 13:27 ). Modern translations use equivalents such as landowner or owner of the House
Bethaven - Though this is said to be on the east of Bethel, in Hosea it would appear to be a name given to Bethel itself as being no longer the 'house of God,' but the 'house of vanity' because of the idols there
Narcissus - A House holder at Rome, of whose family some were known to Paul as being Christians
Shebeen - ) A low public House; especially, a place where spirits and other excisable liquors are illegally and privately sold
Luz - The original spot called afterwards "Bethel, the House of God
Householder - HouseHOLDER, n. The master or chief of a family one who keeps House with his family
Tippling-House - ) A House in which liquors are sold in drams or small quantities, to be drunk on the premises
Repaint - ) To paint anew or again; as, to repaint a House; to repaint the ground of a picture
Beth-ga'Mul - (camel-house ), a town of Moab, in the downs east of Jordan
Domestic - ) Of or pertaining to one's House or home, or one's Household or family; relating to home life; as, domestic concerns, life, duties, cares, happiness, worship, servants. ) Made in one's own House, nation, or country; as, domestic manufactures, wines, etc. ) One who lives in the family of an other, as hired Household assistant; a House servant
Coshering - ) A feudal prerogative of the lord of the soil entitling him to lodging and food at his tenant's House
Cortile - ) An open internal courtyard inclosed by the walls of a large dwelling House or other large and stately building
Shaashgaz - Servant of the beautiful, a chief eunuch in the second House of the harem of king Ahasuerus (Esther 2:14 )
Bawn - ) A large House
Ulla - Of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:39-40): head of a House and a mighty man of valor, a chief prince
Back Stairs - Stairs in the back part of a House, as distinguished from the front stairs; hence, a private or indirect way
Coffeehouse - ) A House of entertainment, where guests are supplied with coffee and other refreshments, and where men meet for conversation
Disordered - ) Thrown into disorder; deranged; as, a disordered House, judgment
Dwelling - ) Habitation; place or House in which a person lives; abode; domicile
Veranda - ) An open, roofed gallery or portico, adjoining a dwelling House, forming an out-of-door sitting room
Beth-Peor - (Deuteronomy 4:46) The House of opening; from Pahar, to open
Myrmicine - ) Of or pertaining to Myrmica, a genus of ants including the small House ant (M
Sheshach - A poetical name for Babylon, signifying, as some judge, House or court of the prince, Jeremiah 25:26 ; 51:41
be-ar'Bel - (house of God's court ), named only in ( Hosea 10:14 ) as the scene of a sack and massacre by Shalman
Beam - A tree roughly trimmed serving as support of the flat roof of an Eastern House ( 2 Kings 6:2 ; 2 Kings 6:5 , Ezra 6:11 RV Serai - ) A palace; a seraglio; also, in the East, a place for the accommodation of travelers; a caravansary, or rest House
Playhouse - ) A House for children to play in; a toyhouse
Sightly - ) Open to sight; conspicuous; as, a House stands in a sightly place
Rillroom - one in a restaurant, hotel, or club/house, arranged for prompt service
Teocalli - ) Literally, God's House; a temple, usually of pyramidal form, such as were built by the aborigines of Mexico, Yucatan, etc
Outbuilding - ) A building separate from, and subordinate to, the main House; an outhouse
Messuage - ) A dwelling House, with the adjacent buildings and curtilage, and the adjoining lands appropriated to the use of the Household
je'ri-el - (people of God ), a man of Issachar, one of the six heads of the House of Tola
Painted - Colored rubbed over with paint as a painted House or cloth
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Fort Wayne) - With mother-house at Tipton, Indiana manages academies, parochial schools, and hospitals, in the diocese of Fort Wayne and Baker City
Beth-Paz'Zez - (house of the dispersion ), a town of Issachar named with En-haddah ( Joshua 19:21 ) and of which nothing is known
Father's House - FATHER’S House (οἰκία τοῦ πατρός μου). To their fear lest they might never rejoin Him after the impending separation, He answers that in His Father’s House there are many abodes (μοναί)—a place, therefore, for every one who believes in Him. ...
The expression occurs twice elsewhere in the Gospels, with reference to the Temple, and in both cases bears an emphatic meaning: (a) In Luke 2:49 the words ἐν τοῖς τοῦ τατρός μου, although capable of the translation ‘about my Father’s business’ (as in Authorized Version), are more properly rendered ‘in my Father’s House’ ( Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885). (b) In John 2:16 the words which appear in the Synoptic narrative as a quotation from the OT (‘It is written, My House shall be called,’ etc. ) are given as a direct saying of Jesus, ‘Make not my Father’s House a House of merchandise. As Son of God He has the right of ordering His Father’s House and casting out the intruders who have dishonoured it. ...
The ‘Father’s House’ of John 14:2 has been explained (on the analogy of the above passages) as the heavenly Temple, of which the Temple at Jerusalem was the earthly type (cf. Jesus thinks of the ‘house’ as a home, to which He is Himself returning, and in which He will be reunited at last with His disciples. The expression ‘Father’s House’ has already been used implicitly with this larger meaning in John 8:35 ‘The servant abideth not in the House for ever, but the Son abideth for ever. ’...
The allusion to the ‘Father’s House’ is obviously figurative, and we cannot even infer from it that St. This image is replaced in the Fourth Gospel by the less vivid but more adequate one of a perpetual sojourn with the Father in His House. ...
This main idea is combined, in the Johannine passage, with several others which serve to render it more complete and definite: (1) The communion with God is mediated by Christ, who is Himself the Son, and therefore has the right to bring His chosen friends into His Father’s House (cf. Those who were formerly servants will ‘abide in the House for ever,’ like the Son Himself. The Apostle anticipates for each believer ‘a House not made with hands, eternal in the heavens,’ which will take the place of the ‘earthly House of this tabernacle. ’ The saying in the Gospel declares that there will be room for all these separate mansions within the one ‘Father’s House
Camara - ) Chamber; House; - used in Ca"ma*ra dos Pa"res (/), and Ca"ma*ra dos De`pu*ta"dos (/)
Bidale - ) An invitation of friends to drink ale at some poor man's House, and there to contribute in charity for his relief
Notre Dame College - Provincial House of the Congregation of the Holy Cross
Notre Dame Des Neiges - Provincial House of the Congregation of the Holy Cross
Goodman - Master of the House
Eavesdropper - ) One who stands under the eaves, or near the window or door of a House, to listen; hence, a secret listener
Emmary - ) A receptacle for jewels or gems; a jewel House; jewels or gems, collectively
Second-Class - ) Of the rank or degree below the best highest; inferior; second-rate; as, a second-class House; a second-class passage
ig'e-al - (whom God will avenge ), a son of Nehemiah; a descendant of the royal House of Judah
Jah'ma-i - (whom Jehovah guards ), a man of Issachar, one of the heads of the House of Tolah
Bethe'Zel - (neighbor's House ), a place named only in ( Micah 1:11 ) From the context it was doubtless situated in the plain of Philistia
Convocation - It is held during the session of parliament, and consists of an upper and lower House. In the upper House sit the archbishops and bishops in the lower House sit the inferior clergy, represented by their proctors, consisting of all the deans and arch-deacons, of one proctor for every chapter, and two for the clergy of every diocese, in all one hundred and forty-three divines, Twenty-two deans, fifty-three arch-deacons, twenty-four prebendaries, and forty-four proctors of the diocesan clergy
Entry - The passage by which persons enter a House or other building. The act of entering entrance ingress as the entry of a person into a House or city the entry of a river into the sea or a lake the entry of air into the blood the entry of a spear into the flesh. The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the custom House, to procure license to land goods or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods
Eliezer - But as the name of the latter is not given; as Abraham had near relatives, Lot and others; and as there is no evidence that he ever lived in Damascus, some think Eliezer must have been a near relative of Abraham residing at Damascus; and that "steward of my House" and "born in my House"-literally son of my House, Genesis 15:2,3 -mean the same thing, the lawful family heir
Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - The mother-house is at Monroe. In 1856 an independent mother-house was established at Villa Maria, West Chester, Pennsylvania. These sisters conduct a college, academies, high schools, parochial schools, nurseries, Houses for settlement work, a Catholic children's home bureau, the educational department of Saint Joseph's home, and high school annexes. Another independent mother-house was later founded at Scranton, Pennsylvania
Home, at Home - A — 1: οἶκος (Strong's #3624 — Noun Masculine — oikos — oy'-kos ) "a House, dwelling," is used (a) with the preposition eis, "unto," with the meaning "to home," lit. , "to a House," in Mark 8:3 , RV, "to (their) home," AV, "to (their own) Houses;" so Mark 8:26 , "to (his) home;" Luke 15:6 , "home," lit. , "into the House;" (b) with the preposition en, "in," 1 Corinthians 11:34 , "(let him eat) at home;" 1 Corinthians 14:35 , "(let them ask . ) at home;" (c) with the preposition kata, "down," Acts 2:46 , "(breaking bread) at home," RV (AV, "from House to House"); so in Acts 5:42 (AV, "in every House"). , have "home," for the text "to a House;" the latter seems the more probable. See House. ...
(2) In 1 Timothy 5:4 , the phrase ton idion oikon, is rendered "at home," of the necessity that children should show piety there; RV, "towards their own family," the House being put by metonymy for the family. ...
For oikia in Matthew 8:6 , AV, "at home," see House
Obed-Edom - A Gittite who lived in David's time, 1 Chronicles 13:13, and at whose House the ark was left, after the dreadful death of Uzzah. The blessing which came on the House of Obed-edom for the ark's sake encouraged David to remove it to Jerusalem
David, Key of - The expression is suggested by Isaias 22, where Eliacim is represented as having "the Key of the House of David" slung over his shoulder, as a symbol of power. Christ is set over the House of God (Ephesians 1; Hebrews 3), and exercises all authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28) and even in the nether world (Apocalypse 1)
Key of David - The expression is suggested by Isaias 22, where Eliacim is represented as having "the Key of the House of David" slung over his shoulder, as a symbol of power. Christ is set over the House of God (Ephesians 1; Hebrews 3), and exercises all authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28) and even in the nether world (Apocalypse 1)
Doorkeeper - A place of dignity in the East; therefore translate as margin Psalms 84:10, "I had rather lie at the threshold (as the lame man at the temple gate, Acts 3:2; or as the poor in the synagogue, James 2:3) in the House of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness;" for that is an abiding House, however low my position in it; these are but shifting tents, though one have a dwelling in them
Ossip - ) One who runs House to House, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler
Peddle - ) To travel about with wares for sale; to go from place to place, or from House to House, for the purpose of retailing goods; as, to peddle without a license
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (o'Fallon) - Established in 1875 in Saint Charles County, Missouri on completion of Saint Mary's Institute as the mother-house and novitiate for members expelled from Germany by the Kulturkampf and their sisters in America. The mother-house is still at O'Fallon
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Wichita) - The mother-house was erected in 1888, transferred to Parsons in 1896, which, by a redivision of the Kansas dioceses, came under the Diocese of Wichita in 1897; mother-house again transferred about 1900 to the city of Wichita where it is still located
Judas - At whose House, in the street called Straight at Damascus (now the "street of bazaars," reaching long, straight, and wide from the S. The House is still professedly shown a few steps out of the "street of bazaars," in an open space, "the sheikh's place
Bethel - ) A House of worship for seamen
Commodious - ) Adapted to its use or purpose, or to wants and necessities; serviceable; spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable; as, a commodious House
Beth-Marcaboth - (behth-mahr' cuh bahth) Place name meaning, “house of chariots
Beth-Gilgal - ]'>[1] ‘house of Gilgal’), perhaps identical with Gilgal to the east of Jericho
Phalanstery - ) The dwelling House of a Fourierite community
Domify - ) To divide, as the heavens, into twelve Houses. See House, in astrological sense
Isshiah - Levite of the House of Uzziel
Asoscope - ) An apparatus for detecting the presence of any dangerous gas, from a gas leak in a coal mine or a dwelling House
Arza - Prefect of the palace at Tirzah, in whose House King Elah was assassinated by Zimri at a carouse ( 1 Kings 16:9 )
Wheelhouse - ) A small House on or above a vessel's deck, containing the steering wheel
Patrobas - ” Member of a Roman House church whom Paul greeted (Romans 16:14 )
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Cleveland) - Mother-house in the city of Cleveland
Beth'-Anoth - (house of echo ), a town in the mountainous district of Judah, named with Halhul, Beth-zur and others in ( Joshua 15:58 ) only
Beth-ga'Der - (house of the wall ), doubtless a place, though it occurs in the genealogies of Judah as if a person
e'Lon-Beth'-Hanan - (oak of the House of grace ) is named with two Danite towns as forming one of Solomon's commissariat districts
Jehub'Bah - (protected ), a man of Asher, son of Shamer or Shomer, of the House of Beriah
Convocation - As the parliament consists of two distinct Houses, so does this convocation. the one called the upper House, where the archbishops and bishops sit severally by themselves; the other the lower House, where all the rest of the clergy are represented by their deputies. The lower House chooses its prolocutor, who is to take care that the members attend, to collect their debates and votes, and to carry their resolutions to the upper House. In 1665, the convocation of the clergy gave up the privilege of taxing themselves to the House of commons, in consideration of their being allowed to vote at the election of members for that House
Brownie - ) An imaginary good-natured spirit, who was supposed often to perform important services around the House by night, such as thrashing, churning, sweeping
Cognomen - ) The last of the three names of a person among the ancient Romans, denoting his House or family
Tiles - House in vol
Beth-Abara - (behth-ab' uh ruh) Place name meaning, “house of crossing
Beth-Hanan - (behth-hay' nan) Place name meaning, “house of grace
Phlegon - ” Member of a Roman House church whom Paul greeted (Romans 16:14 )
Garden House - GARDEN House in 2 Kings 9:27 should prob
Major-Domo - ) A man who has authority to act, within certain limits, as master of the House; a steward; also, a chief minister or officer
Lawn - ) Ground (generally in front of or around a House) covered with grass kept closely mown
Zebadiah - ...
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The son of Ishmael, "the ruler of the House of Judah in all the king's matters" (2 Chronicles 19:8-11 ). ...
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A Korhite porter of the Lord's House (1 Chronicles 26:2 )
Nachon's Threshing Floor - Where Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark when the oxen shook it, and God smote him for his rashness, on its way from Kirjath Jearim or Baale (Abinadab's House in Gibeah) to Zion (2 Samuel 6:6). Obed Edom's House was near
Sisters Adorers of the Most Precious Blood (Ruma) - The general mother-house is at Rome, the provincial mother-house at Ruma
Sisters of Notre Dame - The congregation is under the government of the general mother-house at Munich; the American mother-house and commissariat is at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
School Sisters of Notre Dame - The congregation is under the government of the general mother-house at Munich; the American mother-house and commissariat is at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Concordia) - Mother-house established at Concordia in 1884 by Mother Mary Stanislaus Leary, assisted by members of the Erie community. The mother-house is at Concordia
Habitation - ) Place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; House
Sha-as'Gaz - (servant of the beautiful ), the eunuch in the palace of Xerxes who had the custody of the women in the second House
Beth-Pazzez - (behth-paz' zehz) Place name meaning, “house of scattering
Beth-Millo - ]'>[2] , text ‘house of Millo’)
Rei - A person of some eminency in the House of David
Piety - 1 Timothy 5:4, "show piety at home" or "reverential dutifulness toward one's own House
Meshelemi'ah - (whom Jehovah repays ), a Korhite porter or gate-keeper of the House of Jehovah in the reign of David
Sampan - ) A Chinese boat from twelve to fifteen feet long, covered with a House, and sometimes used as a permanent habitation on the inland waters
Landlady - ) The mistress of an inn or lodging House
Beth-Baalmaveth - (house of Azmaveth )
Table - See House, § 8 ; Meals, §§ 3 , 4
Washpot - The ‘pot’ ( sîr ) was also used for boiling (see House, 9 )
Bethshitta - ("house of the acacia
Carnary - ) A vault or crypt in connection with a church, used as a repository for human bones disintered from their original burial places; a charnel House
Shaashgaz - The eunuch in Xerxes' palace, who had charge of those women in the second House, i
Out-of-Door - ) Being out of the House; being, or done, in the open air; outdoor; as, out-of-door exercise
Rebuild - ) To build again, as something which has been demolished; to construct anew; as, to rebuild a House, a wall, a wharf, or a city
Kiosk - ) A Turkish open summer House or pavilion, supported by pillars
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Lyons (Portland) - Mother-house at Lyons, France
ma'Hath -
A Zohathite of the House of Korah
Beth'-Car - (house of the lamb ), a place named as the point to which the Israelites pursued the Philistines, ( 1 Samuel 7:11 ) and therefore west of Mizpeh
Pil'ta-i, - (my deliverances ), the representative of the priestly House of Moadiah or Maadiah, in the time of Joiakim the son of Jeshua
ar'za, - prefect of the palace at Tirzah to Elah king of Israel, who was assassinated at a banquet in his House by Zimri
Ataroth - ATAROTH THE House OF JOAB (1 Chronicles 2:54), or "Crowns the House of Joab," a town in Judah
Corruptions: Hard to Die - My friend in whose House it occurred, decreed that the poor creature should die. To his surprise, the cat walked into the House the next day
Sinners: Their Company to be Avoided - When a man is known to suffer from a sadly contagious disease, none of his friends will come near the House. There is little need to warn them off, they are all too alarmed to come near, Why is it men are not as much afraid of the contagion of vice? How dare they run risks for themselves and children by allowing evil companions to frequent their House? Sin is as infectious and far more deadly than the small-pox or fever
Captain of the Temple - Pashhur (“chief governor in the House of the Lord,” Jeremiah 20:1 ) and Seraiah (“ruler of the House of God,” Nehemiah 11:11 ) held this office in the Old Testament times
Dome - ) A prism formed by planes parallel to a lateral axis which meet above in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a House; also, one of the planes of such a form. ) A building; a House; an edifice; - used chiefly in poetry
Porch - The porch, (Matthew 26:71 ) may have been the passage from the street into the first court of the House, in which, in eastern Houses, is the mastabah or stone bench, for the porter or persons waiting, and where also the master of the House often receives visitors and transacts business
Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament - The sisters have schools, academies, and a House for the aged and infirm. The mother-house is in New Orleans
Tile - TILE, To cover with tiles as, to tile a House. ...
Which tile this House, will come again
Beth-Anath - House of response, one of the fenced cities of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38 )
Bethlebaoth - ("house of lionesses"
Beth-Baal-Meon - (behth-bay' uhl-mee' ahn) Place name meaning, “house of Baal's residence
Burglary - ) Breaking and entering the dwelling House of another, in the nighttime, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether the felonious purpose be accomplished or not
Beth-Diblathaim - BETH-DIBLATHAIM (‘house of two fig-cakes’?)
Sur - Gate of the temple, or the king's House
Adna - The head of the priestly House of Harim ( Nehemiah 12:15 )
Tippler - ) One who keeps a tippling-house
Abidan - Son of Gideoni: head of a House of the tribe of Benjamin at the Exodus
Beth-Hac'Cerem - (house of the vine )
Rho'da - (rose ), the name of a maid who announced Peter's arrival at the door of Mary's House after his miraculous release from prison
Beelzebul - The Jews, in ridicule, changed Baalzebub, the Ekronite "god of flies", into Beelzebul, "god of dung" (which however is zebel , as they changed Beth-el ("house of God") into Beth-aven ("house of vanity"), when the golden calf was set up there. ...
Thus "master of the House" and "master of the dwelling" (Beelzebul) stand in happy contrast (Matthew 10:25)
Mansion - The English word occurs in Scripture only in John 14:2 , ‘In my Father’s House are many man-sioos’ (RVm Ahijah - God revealed to him that the wife of Jeroboam was coming in disguise to know if their son Abijah would live, and Ahijah had to tell her the dire judgements that should fall upon Jeroboam and his House. Father of King Baasha, of the House of Issachar. Levite, who was over the treasures of the House of God in the time of David
Thief - But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his House," Proverbs 6:30-31 . But if the animal that was stolen was found alive in his House he only rendered the double of it. If he did not make restitution, they seized what was in his House, put it up to sale, and even sold the person himself if he had not wherewithal to make satisfaction, Exodus 22:3
Beth'Any - (house of dates, or House of misery ), a village which, scanty as are the notices of it contained in Scripture, is more intimately associated in our minds than perhaps any other place with the most familiar acts and scenes of the last days of the life of Christ. Bethany has been commonly explained "house of dates," but it more probably signifies "house of misery
Beth'Any - (house of dates, or House of misery ), a village which, scanty as are the notices of it contained in Scripture, is more intimately associated in our minds than perhaps any other place with the most familiar acts and scenes of the last days of the life of Christ. Bethany has been commonly explained "house of dates," but it more probably signifies "house of misery
Base-Court - ) The secondary, inferior, or rear courtyard of a large House; the outer court of a castle
Glebe - A glebe-house is a parsonage or manse
Silla - "The House of Mille which goeth down to Silla
Bethphage - bĕth'fâj), House of green figs
Building - A fabric or edifice constructed for use or convenience, as a House,a church, a shop, &c
Pillow - See also Bolster and House, 8
Beth-e'Mek - (house of the valley ), a place on or near the border of Asher, on the north side of which was the ravine of Jiphthah-el ( Joshua 19:27 )
Court - ] —The ‘court’ is an essential part of the typical Oriental House. The Eastern House represented on the monuments of Egypt and Assyria is much like that now found, and doubtless found in the time of Christ, in Palestine. Sometimes the House has more than one ‘court,’ if the wealth or the official station of the owner warrants it. ...
In the richer private and public Houses the ‘court’ is fitted up with great magnificence. In Damascus we find several courts connected with a single House, in some cases of rare richness and beauty. The Houses of two or more storeys have chambers on each floor opening on to a common balcony running round the inside of the court, with a staircase in a corner of the court open to the sky. in the ‘court’ of the high priest’s House (Matthew 26:58). ...
The ‘court of the Gentiles,’ which was ‘without the temple’ (Revelation 11:2), was on the lowest level or terrace of the Holy Mountain, and separated from the ‘Sanctuary’ or ‘Mountain of the House’ by a stone wall four or five feet high, called ‘the Soreg. Door, House
Haggai - He stands as to date at the return from captivity, and his prophecy is mostly occupied with the House of the Lord, the temple at Jerusalem. It had been lying for some fifteen years in that state when God caused Haggai to prophesy, and charge the Jews themselves with neglect of the House. They had made excuses that the time had not yet come to build God's House; but they were building their own Houses. The prophet bade them fetch wood and build the House, and God would take pleasure in it, though it might appear as nothing in their eyes. When asked by whose permission they were building the House, they nobly said, "We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth. God will fill His House with glory. And then it is added (as it should read) "the latter glory of this House shall be greater than the former. " There have now been three buildings, if the one restored by Herod be counted as one, and there will be another built by the Jews in unbelief; and another, as described by Ezekiel: yet all are designated 'this House,' as the first and second are called 'this House' in 3: cf. ...
Haggai 2:20-23 are still another message from God, and refer again to the future, when all nations will be shaken, and when God will take the true seed of David (here still called 'Zerubbabel my servant', a type of Christ as 'the prince of the House of David'), and make Him as a signet
Corridor - ) A gallery or passageway leading to several apartments of a House
Bethphage - (Hebrew: House of unripe figs) Village on Mount Olivet, near the road from Jerusalem to Jericho (Luke 19), from which began Our Lord's triumphant entry into Jerusalem (Matthew 21)
Beth-Anoth - House of answers, a city in the mountainous district of Judah (Joshua 15:59 )
Beth-Gilgal - House of Gilgal, a place from which the inhabitants gathered for the purpose of celebrating the rebuilding of the walls on the return exile (Nehemiah 12:29 )
Apartment - ) A room in a building; a division in a House, separated from others by partitions
Priory - ) A religious House presided over by a prior or prioress; - sometimes an offshoot of, an subordinate to, an abbey, and called also cell, and obedience
Rechah - But how employed, or to what service the House of Rechah was engaged, is not said
Hezekiah - Son of Neariah, of the royal House of Judah
Rectory - ) A rector's mansion; a parsonage House
Ashbea - ASHBEA occurs in an obscure passage ( 1 Chronicles 4:21 ‘house of A
Musca - ) A genus of dipterous insects, including the common House fly, and numerous allied species
Minute-Jack - ) A figure which strikes the hour on the bell of some fanciful clocks; - called also jack of the clock House
Sisters of the Most Holy And Immaculate Heart of t - The mother-house is at Hollywood
Beth - House, forms a part of many compounds names of places, and sometimes means the place or dwelling; and at others the temple
House (2) - HOUSE οἰκία, οἶκος. —The word ‘house’ is used in the Gospels, in accordance with ancient Hebrew usage, in a twofold sense, as referring either to the dwelling, or to the family living in it. Thus we have (1) ‘the House of Israel’ (Matthew 10:6), ‘the House of David’ (Luke 1:27), etc. ; (2) ‘built his House upon a rock’ (Matthew 7:24), ‘the House of the ruler’ (Mark 5:38), etc. ...
The ‘house,’ as a building, plays no such part in Oriental as in Western life and civilization. The ordinary House of the ancient Hebrew, we may be sure, was much like that found in Palestine to-day—it could hardly be cruder, or more primitive. The style of the House would naturally be determined largely by the location, the materials at hand, and the purpose to be served. Houses built in the plains were usually constructed of mud, clay, or sun-dried bricks (cf. ‘Houses of clay,’ or those built of sun-dried bricks, could be easily broken into—a fact that gives point to our Lord’s allusion in the Sermon on the Mount, when He would dissuade from laying up treasures ‘where thieves break through and steal’ (Matthew 6:19), where it is literally ‘dig through’ ((Revised Version margin)). It is still true that the wise man builds his House upon the rock (Matthew 7:24). It is common there now to dig down to the rock and lay the foundation of even the ‘house of clay’ upon it. The House of stone was, probably, modelled after, or developed from, the cave. Henceforth it would serve as a model for detached stone Houses. As a matter of fact, in the ancient village of Siloam are found all these kinds of Houses, and they illustrate this process of development. ‘House’). Many stone Houses were unpretentious and rude, being built of rough, unhewn stones; but some, then as now, were built of hewn stones, with vaulted stone roofs, e. ‘the House of the ruler,’ Mark 5:38, ‘the high priest’s House,’ Luke 22:54). Such a House will often have a hut of branches, or of vine-covered trellis-work, on the roof (cf. From the roof one could easily see what was going on in the street, or on a neighbouring Housetop (cf. ...
The humbler House of the plain was very simple, having usually only one apartment, which some times sheltered both man and beast. The roof was made, no doubt, as that of the common Arab House is made to-day, by laying rough beams about three feet apart, then laying reeds or brushwood close and thick across, covering it with something like the thickly matted thorn-bush called bellan, and then spreading over the whole, first a coat of thick mortar, and then one of marl or earth, and rolling it. In this way whole villages have had to be abandoned, and their Houses left desolate. It was probably one of the simplest of such roofs that was ‘broken up’ (Mark 2:4) when the paralytie was let down from the Housetop at Capernaum into the presence of Jesus to be healed. The furniture of such a House would be very simple,—a few mats, or pallets, spread on the ground floor for sleeping on at night, then rolled up and put aside in the day; latterly a ‘divan’ set against the wall on one side, a small table, a few rude chairs, a niche in the wall for the primitive little lamp, unless it was of a sort to hang from a rafter, and a few large jugs for grain, water, wine, or oil. ...
The palace of the rich would differ from such a House, of course, in having more rooms, and richer and more varied furniture. ‘House
Casino - ) A small country House
Butler - ) An officer in a king's or a nobleman's Household, whose principal business it is to take charge of the liquors, plate, etc. ; the head servant in a large House
Cornice - ) Any horizontal, molded or otherwise decorated projection which crowns or finishes the part to which it is affixed; as, the cornice of an order, pedestal, door, window, or House
Arson - ) The malicious burning of a dwelling House or outhouse of another man, which by the common law is felony; the malicious and voluntary firing of a building or ship
Beth-Emek - BETH-EMEK (‘house of the deep valley’, Joshua 19:27 )
Kneading-Trough - See Bread, House, § 9
Salu - The father of a rebellious son called Zimri, a prince in the House of the Simeonites
Dugout - ) A House made partly in a hillside or slighter elevation
Exeat - ) A license for absence from a college or a religious House
Beulah - (Isaiah 62:4) It should seem to be derived from Balak, or Baal-meon, lord of the House, or married
Martlet - ) The European House martin
Sacrilege - Any profanation or abuse of things peculiarly sacred to God; such as robbing the House of God, or making it a den of thieves, Matthew 21:12,13 ; Romans 2:2
Beth'-Anath - (house of echo or reply ), one of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali, named with Beth-shemesh, ( Joshua 19:38 ) from neither of them were the Canaanites expelled
Chapter House - In monasteries the chapter House was used daily after Prime for the reading of the "Martyrology" and "Necrology," the correction of faults, the assignment of daily tasks, the exhortation of the superior, and again for the evening collation. In England it was the object of careful designing, culminating in the polygonal chapter House of which Lincoln Cathedral (1240-1260) has perhaps the earliest example
Praetorium - , "governor's House"), "judgment hall," (John 18:28,33 , marg. , "Pilate's House", 19:9; Acts 23:35 ), "palace" (Philippians 1:13 )
Jedaiah (1) - Some "children of Jedaiah of the House of Jeshua, 973," returned from Babylon (Ezra 2:36; Nehemiah 7:39). These are thus distinguished from a second priestly "house" named "Jedaiah" (Nehemiah 12:6-7; Nehemiah 12:19; Nehemiah 12:21)
Angway - ) In the English House of Commons, a narrow aisle across the House, below which sit those who do not vote steadly either with the government or with the opposition
Stairs - Houses in Palestine usually had stairs on the outside going up to the roof. Many activities were on the roof of the average House. See Architecture; House
Zacchaeus - A chief of the tax-collectors, who, in his anxiety to see Jesus, climbed a tree; he was agreeably surprised to hear that Jesus wished to abide at his House. On being called a sinner, Zacchaeus said "The half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore fourfold," showing apparently that he had a tender conscience and a generous heart; but the Lord declared that He had brought salvation to the House; for though a tax-gatherer, he was a son of Abraham
Public - ) Open to common or general use; as, a public road; a public House. ) A public House; an inn
Welcome - ) Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the House and found a ready welcome. ) Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the House, entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor
Millo - "David built round about from Millo and inward," 2 Samuel 5:9 ; that is, he built round about from the place where Millo was afterward erected by Solomon, or where more probably the senate House, or Millo of the Jebusites, had stood, which was pulled down to make room for the more sumptuous edifice of Solomon, to his own House; so that David built from Mount Zion, quite round to the opposite point
Sion - Used to mean House or Household of God, it connotes variously the Israelites and their religious system, the Christian Church, heaven as the final home of believers, a place of worship or meeting-house
Baasha - In so doing he brought the House of Jeroboam to an end as foretold by one of God’s prophets. Another prophet, however, foretold that Baasha’s House would suffer the same fate, and for the same reason, namely, religious corruption (1 Kings 15:25-30; 1 Kings 16:1-4)
Jekameam - ” A priest set aside to work in God's House (1 Chronicles 23:19 ; 1 Chronicles 24:23 )
Roof - 1: στέγη (Strong's #4721 — Noun Feminine — stege — steg'-ay ) "a covering" (stego, "to cover"), denotes "a roof," Mark 2:4 ; said of entering a House, Matthew 8:8 ; Luke 7:6
Rhoda - A rose, the damsel in the House of Mary, the mother of John Mark
Beth-Tappuah - (behth-tap' pyoo' ah) Place name meaning, “house of apples
Unfinished - ) Not finished, not brought to an end; imperfect; incomplete; left in the rough; wanting the last hand or touch; as, an unfinished House; an unfinished picture; an unfinished iron casting
Spoil - The Bible is not just a text book, but rather it is a storehouse of food, of jewels, or rich treasures of every kind, and as these are found by the reader, they bring joy to the soul and heart. The strong man's House is the Devil's House, or the Devil's territory. The one who enters the House is the Lord JESUS CHRIST who alone is able to bind and to conquer Satan. House
Azrikam - Governor of Ahaz's House; slain by Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim (2 Chronicles 28:7)
Shem - He headed a Torah-study House together with his great-grandson Eber, ...
Corody - ) An allowance of meat, drink, or clothing due from an abbey or other religious House for the sustenance of such of the king's servants as he may designate to receive it
Caboose - ) A House on deck, where the cooking is done; - commonly called the galley
Aziel - Levite in the choral service at the bringing up of the ark from the House of Obed-edom, 1 Chronicles 15:20 : a shortened form apparently of JAAZIELin 1 Chronicles 15:18
Harem - ) The apartments or portion of the House allotted to females in Mohammedan families
Vestibule - ) The porch or entrance into a House; a hall or antechamber next the entrance; a lobby; a porch; a hall
Stigmatine Fathers - The congregation has its mother-house at Rome and is represented in Italy, North and South America, and China
Azriel - Head of a ‘father’s House’ in the E
he'Math - (heat ), a person or place named in the genealogical lists of Judah, as the origin of the Kenites, and the "father" of the House of Rechab
Obed-Edom - When David was bringing up the ark "from the House of Abinadab, that was in Gibeah" (probably some hill or eminence near Kirjath-jearim), and had reached Nachon's threshing-floor, he became afraid because of the "breach upon Uzzah," and carried it aside into the House of Obededom (2 Samuel 6:1-12 ). There it remained for six months, and was to him and his House the occasion of great blessing
Beth-Aven - (behth-ay' vuhn) Place name meaning, “house of deception” or “of idolatry. Instead of a House of God, Beth-el had become a House of deception and idolatry
Gemariah - From his chamber in the Lord's House Baruch read Jeremiah's threatening prophecy in the people's hearing (Jeremiah 36). Michaiah reported it, anti Baruch being summoned read it again before the princes seated in council in the scribe's chamber in the king's House. Son of Hilkiah, the high priest who found the book of the law in the Lord's House, and showed it to Shaphan (2 Kings 22:8); sent by king Zedekiah on an embassy to Nebuchadnezzar; entrusted by Jeremiah with a letter to the captives in Babylon
Host - One who entertains another at his own House, without reward. One who entertains another at his House for reward an innkeeper a landlord. A guest one who is entertained at the House of another
Oodman - ) A husband; the master of a House or family; - often used in speaking familiarly
Ahio - A son of Abinadab, who went before the ark of God on its way to Jerusalem from his father's House; thus escaping the fate of Uzzah his brother, 2 Samuel 6:3-7
Beth-Gamul - Camel-house, a city in the "plain country" of Moab denounced by the prophet (Jeremiah 48:23 ); probably the modern Um-el-Jemal, near Bozrah, one of the deserted cities of the Hauran
Beth-Diblathaim - House of two cakes of figs, a city of Moab, upon which (Jeremiah 48:22 ) denounced destruction
Clinker-Built - ) Having the side planks (af a boat) so arranged that the lower edge of each overlaps the upper edge of the plank next below it like clapboards on a House
Bridewell - ) A House of correction for the confinement of disorderly persons; - so called from a hospital built in 1553 near St. Bride's (or Bridget's) well, in London, which was subsequently a penal workhouse
Belmont Abbey - (Abbey of Saint Michael and All Angels) Hereford, England, founded, 1859, by the Benedictines as a central novitiate and House of studies for the English Congregation; erected into an abbey, 1920; priests, 14
Beth-Gamul - (behth-gay' muhl) Place name meaning, “house of retaliation
Abbey, Belmont - (Abbey of Saint Michael and All Angels) Hereford, England, founded, 1859, by the Benedictines as a central novitiate and House of studies for the English Congregation; erected into an abbey, 1920; priests, 14
Abbey of Saint Michael And All Angels - (Abbey of Saint Michael and All Angels) Hereford, England, founded, 1859, by the Benedictines as a central novitiate and House of studies for the English Congregation; erected into an abbey, 1920; priests, 14
Expensive - ) Occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly; dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive House or family
Hewn - ) Felled, cut, or shaped as with an ax; roughly squared; as, a House built of hewn logs
Toft - ) A place where a messuage has once stood; the site of a burnt or decayed House
Tatta - ) A bamboo frame or trellis hung at a door or window of a House, over which water is suffered to trickle, in order to moisten and cool the air as it enters
Corner - The place of honour is the corner of the room, and there the master of the House sits and receives his visitants
Woolsack - ) A sack or bag of wool; specifically, the seat of the lord chancellor of England in the House of Lords, being a large, square sack of wool resembling a divan in form
be-Esh-Terah - (house of Ashterah ), one of the two cities allotted to the sons of Gershon out of the tribe of Manasseh beyond Jordan
Front - ) A position directly before the face of a person, or before the foremost part of a thing; as, in front of un person, of the troops, or of a House. ) The part or surface of anything which seems to look out, or to be directed forward; the fore or forward part; the foremost rank; the van; - the opposite to back or rear; as, the front of a House; the front of an army. ) To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the House fronts toward the east. ) To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his House fronts the church. ) To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a House with marble; to front a head with laurel. ) To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, the House fronts the street
Throughout - ) Quite through; from one extremity to the other of; also, every part of; as, to search throughout the House
Rhoda - The name of the maid-servant in the House of Mary, John Mark’s mother, when St
ti'Tus Jus'Tus - (The form given in the Revised Version, of the proselyte Justus, at whose House in Corinth Paul preached when driven from the synagogue
Chartreuse - La Grande Chartreuse, mother House of the order, in the mountains near Grenoble, France
Demesne - ) A lord's chief manor place, with that part of the lands belonging thereto which has not been granted out in tenancy; a House, and the land adjoining, kept for the proprietor's own use
Almoner - In its primitive sense it denoted an officer in religious Houses, to whom belonged the management and distribution of the alms of the House
Uelf - ) One of a faction in Germany and Italy, in the 12th and 13th centuries, which supported the House of Guelph and the pope, and opposed the Ghibellines, or faction of the German emperors
Tenancy - ) A House for habitation, or place to live in, held of another
Watchhouse - ) A House in which a watch or guard is placed
Martha - was sister of Lazarus and Mary, and mistress of the House where our Saviour was entertained, in the village of Bethany
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Pembroke) - Converted to a separate community in 1921 with the mother-house at Pembroke
Whereof - Whereof was this House built? How this world, when and whereof created-- ...
Beth-Leb'Aoth - (house of lionesses ), a town in the lot of Simeon, ( Joshua 19:6 ) in the extreme south of Judah
Roofs - The letting down of the paralytic through the roof of the House where Jesus was, is satisfactorily explained by the following extract from Shaw's Travels: "The Houses throughout the east are low, having generally a ground floor only, or one upper story, and flat-roofed, the roof being covered with a strong coat of plaster of terrace. The stairs which lead to the roof are never placed on the outside of the House in the street, but usually in the gateway, or passage room to the court, sometimes at the entrance within the court. This court is now called, in Arabic, el woost, or ‘the middle of the House,' literally answering to το μ εσον of St. The paralytic was brought on to the roof by making a way through the crowd to the stairs in the gateway, or by the terraces of the adjoining Houses. They rolled back the veil, and let the sick man down over the parapet of the roof into the area or court of the House, before Jesus. " The windows of the eastern Houses being chiefly within, facing the court, in order to see what was going on without in the streets of the city, the only way was to run up to the flat roof. Hence the frequent expression in Scripture, when allusion is made to sudden tumults and calamities, to get up to "the House top. " See HouseS
Goodman - of oikodespotçs , ‘master of the House. word is translated ‘householder’ in Matthew 13:27 ; Matthew 13:52 ; Matthew 20:1 ; Matthew 21:33 , and ‘master of the House’ in Matthew 10:25 , Luke 13:25
Beacon - A light-house a House erected on a point on land, or other place on the sea-coast, with lamps which burn at night, to direct navigators, and preserve vessels from running upon rocks, sand banks, or the shore
Tenement - ) Any species of permanent property that may be held, so as to create a tenancy, as lands, Houses, rents, commons, an office, an advowson, a franchise, a right of common, a peerage, and the like; - called also free / frank tenements. ) A dwelling House; a building for a habitation; also, an apartment, or suite of rooms, in a building, used by one family; often, a House erected to be rented
Millo - 'House of Millo,' in connection with Shechem, apparently a family or clan. In 2 Kings 12:20 Joash was slain in the 'house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla:' this may be another place, though apparently it was in Jerusalem
Beth-Emek - (behth-ee' mehk) Place name meaning, “house of the valley
Asuppim - (1 Chronicles 26:15,17 , Authorized Version; but in Revised Version, "storehouse"), properly the House of stores for the priests. "treasuries" or "assemblies;" Revised Version, "storehouses
Apartment House - A building comprising a number of suites designed for separate Housekeeping tenements, but having conveniences, such as heat, light, elevator service, etc. , furnished in common; - often distinguished in the United States from a flat House
Booth - ) A House or shed built of boards, boughs, or other slight materials, for temporary occupation
Latrine - A receptacle, generally a pit, used as a toilet (2 Kings 10:27 ; KJV draught House)
Dumb-Waiter - , are passed from one room or story of a House to another; a lift for dishes, etc
Hoarding - ) A screen of boards inclosing a House and materials while builders are at work
Conveniently - That House is not conveniently situated for a tradesman
Liken - ...
Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, that built his House on a rock
Jeri'ah, - a Kohathite Levite, chief of the great House of Hebron when David organized the service
Jeush - A Gershonite Levite, reckoned as one House with Beriah in David's census (1 Chronicles 23:10-11)
Chamber - House
Jarrow - A Benedictine abbey founded, 682, on the Tyne River, England, by Saint Benedict Biscop, in honor of Saint Paul, as the sister-house of Wearmouth Abbey
Beth-Hoglah - ("house of partridge"
Bajith - House, probably a city of Moab, which had a celebrated idol-temple (Isaiah 15:2 )
Ziba - Post; statue, "a servant of the House of Saul" (2 Samuel 9:2 ), who informed David that Mephibosheth, a son of Jonathan, was alive
Beth-Meon - (behth-mee' ahn) Place name meaning, “house of residence
Addan - A place from which some of the Jewish captives returned with Zerubbabel to Judaea: these "could not show their father's House, nor their seed (pedigree) whether they were of Israel" (Ezra 2:59)
Quorum - ) Such a number of the officers or members of any body as is competent by law or constitution to transact business; as, a quorum of the House of Representatives; a constitutional quorum was not present
Demolition - ) The act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying a pile or structure; destruction by violence; utter overthrow; - opposed to construction; as, the demolition of a House, of military works, of a town, or of hopes
Xylography - ) A method pf printing in colors upon wood for purposes of House decoration
Jehez'Ekel - (whom God makes strong ), a priest to whom was given by David the charge of the twentieth of the twenty-four courses in the service of the House of Jehovah
Publius - Paul was shipwrecked on this island, Publius received him and his company into his House very kindly, and treated them for three days with great humanity
Landlord - ) The lord of a manor, or of land; the owner of land or Houses which he leases to a tenant or tenants. ) The master of an inn or of a lodging House
Sisters of Charity of Saint Louis - The congregation has Houses, including schools, in France, England, Canada, and the United States. The mother-house is at Vannes, France
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Hamilton) - Foundation made in 1852 from the Toronto mother-house, becoming a separate community with novitiate at Hamilton, Ontario in 1856
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Saint Hyacinthe - The congregation has Houses and schools in Canada and the United States. The mother-house is at Saint Hyacinthe
Search - To look over or through for the purpose of finding something to explore to examine by inspection as, to search the House for a book to search the wood for a thief
Timbered - Furnished with timber as a well timbered House
Hall, - used of the court of the high priest's House
House - Instead of being a wandering people who lived in tents and other temporary shelters, they were now a settled people who lived in Houses (cf. ...
The Israelites built some of these Houses themselves, but others they took over from the Canaanites. Often the Houses were grouped together in villages or towns, where a surrounding wall protected them against attack. ...
The Israelite House...
An ancient Israelite House was usually rectangular in plan, two storeyed, made of either stones or bricks, and covered on the inside walls with plaster (Leviticus 14:40-42; cf. The House had to be built on a solid foundation, and the whole structure was held together by being built into huge stones at the corners of the building (Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 7:24-27; Matthew 21:42; see CORNERSTONE). ...
Outside the House, steps led up to the roof, which was a flat area used as a place to relax, sleep, pray and worship (Jeremiah 32:29; Mark 2:4; Mark 13:15; Acts 10:9). ...
Inside the larger Houses was a central courtyard where women did much of the cooking, washing and other Household work. Water pots, jars and Household utensils were usually kept in this courtyard (Isaiah 44:16; Jeremiah 25:10; Ezekiel 24:3-5; Mark 7:4; Luke 22:55). People stored their family food and valuable possessions in the House, along with their farm tools and, at times, food for their animals (Judges 19:21). ...
The upper floor of a House may have consisted of one large room or may have been divided into several smaller rooms. In most Houses furniture was simple, consisting only of those articles that were necessary (2 Kings 4:10). The Houses of the rich, by contrast, were furnished lavishly (Amos 3:15; Amos 6:4-6). ...
Making good use of the House...
God’s people are expected to use their Houses, as they should use all things, for the glory of God (Colossians 3:17). The House should, above all, be a home, where children and adults can live together in a healthy and enjoyable family life (1 Timothy 3:4; 1 Timothy 3:12; 1 Timothy 5:14; see FAMILY). ...
But Christians must not use their Houses solely for their own benefit. Their Houses should be places where other Christians can enjoy fellowship (Acts 2:46; Acts 16:15; Acts 16:34; Acts 21:8) and perhaps have regular meetings (Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15). They should use their Houses to practise hospitality at all times – not just in entertaining friends, but in providing generous help and friendship to the lonely, the poor and the needy (Isaiah 58:7; Matthew 25:35; Hebrews 13:2; see HOSPITALITY)
Clearcole - ) A priming of size mixed with whiting or white lead, used in House painting, etc
Chenaniah - Chief of the Levites at the removal of the ark from the House of Obed-edom ( 1 Chronicles 15:22 ; 1 Chronicles 15:27 ), named among the officers and judges over Israel ( 1 Chronicles 26:29 )
Little Sisters of the Holy Family - The mother-house is at Sherbrooke, Quebec
Jarib - One whom Ezra sent to fetch Levites for the House of God
Addon - Low, one of the persons named in Nehemiah 7:61 who could not "shew their father's House" on the return from captivity
Mary - Mother of John Mark, mentioned in the New Testament only once (Acts 12), where we read that many were gathered together and praying in her House when Peter knocked at the door, after his escape from prison
u'Lam - ) ...
The first-born of Eshek, a descendant of the House of Saul
Cobwork - , laid horizontally, with the ends dovetailed together at the corners, as in a log House; in marine work, often surrounding a central space filled with stones; as, a cobwork dock or breakwater
Olympas - Olympas was apparently a member of a House church including the others mentioned in Romans 16:15
Holy Family, Little Sisters of the - The mother-house is at Sherbrooke, Quebec
Wainscoting - ) The material used to wainscot a House, or the wainscot as a whole; panelwork
Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross - The mother-house is at Loretto, Kentucky
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Beaverton, Oregon) - The mother-house is at Beaverton
Beth-Hog'la - (partridge-house ), and Holg'lah a place on the border of Judah, ( Joshua 15:6 ) and of Benjamin
Boarder - ) One who has food statedly at another's table, or meals and lodgings in his House, for pay, or compensation of any kind
Desolation, Abomination of - A portent of the ruin of the House of God mentioned by Daniel, and referred to by Christ as a sign to the faithful to flee from Judea; commonly interpreted as a symbol of idolatry in the Temple
Domine, Non Sum Dignus - Words of the centurion to Our Lord when He offered to go to his House to cure his daughter; repeated by the priest at Mass thrice before he communicates and thrice also before giving Communion to the people
Bawd - ) A person who keeps a House of prostitution, or procures women for a lewd purpose; a procurer or procuress; a lewd person; - usually applied to a woman
Lord, i am Not Worthy - Words of the centurion to Our Lord when He offered to go to his House to cure his daughter; repeated by the priest at Mass thrice before he communicates and thrice also before giving Communion to the people
Shi'Lonites, the, - are mentioned among the descendants of Judah dwelling in Jerusalem at a date difficult to (1 Chronicles 8:5 ) They are doubtless the members of the House of Shelah, who in the Pentateuch are more accurately designated Shelanites
Eligible - ) Worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable; as, an eligible situation for a House
Slattern - ) A woman who is negligent of her dress or House; one who is not neat and nice
Atroth - (KJV) or ATROTH-BETH-JOAB (at' rahth-behth-joh' awb) Place name meaning “crowns of the House of Joab
Xenodochium - ) A House for the reception of strangers
Abomination of Desolation - A portent of the ruin of the House of God mentioned by Daniel, and referred to by Christ as a sign to the faithful to flee from Judea; commonly interpreted as a symbol of idolatry in the Temple
Kitchen - ) A cookroom; the room of a House appropriated to cookery
Beth-Mar'Caboth - (house of the chariots ), one of the towns of Simeon, situated to the extreme south of Judah
House of Bishops - The upper House of the General Convention inwhich all Diocesan, Coadjutor and Missionary Bishops have seats,representing their own Order
Front - The forepart of any thing as the front of a House, the principal face or side. The road passes in front of his House. To stand opposed or opposite, or over against any thing as, his House fronts the church
Benziger, Joseph Charles - (1762-1841) Founder of the Catholic publishing House which bears his name. The New York branch, now independent of the European House, and managed by the fifth generation of the family, the three sons of Nicholas C
Joseph Benziger - (1762-1841) Founder of the Catholic publishing House which bears his name. The New York branch, now independent of the European House, and managed by the fifth generation of the family, the three sons of Nicholas C
Parliament - , the lords spiritual, lords temporal, and the representatives of the commons, sitting in the House of Lords and the House of Commons, constituting the legislature, when summoned by the royal authority to consult on the affairs of the nation, and to enact and repeal laws
Parlor - ) In large private Houses, a sitting room for the family and for familiar guests, - a room for less formal uses than the drawing-room. , in modern times, the dining room of a House having few apartments, as a London House, where the dining parlor is usually on the ground floor
Rector - ) The superior officer or chief of a convent or religious House; and among the Jesuits the superior of a House that is a seminary or college
Handmaid - It is probable that Hagar was Sarah's personal attendant while she was in the House of Pharaoh, and was among those maid-servants whom Abram had brought from Egypt
Gittite - Obed-edom, in whose House the ark was placed, is so designated (2 Samuel 6:10 )
Beth-Biri - (behth-bir' i) Place name meaning, “house of my creation
Beth-Hoglah - (behth-hahg' lah) Place name meaning, “house of the partridge
Beth-Haran - (behth-hay' ran) Place name meaning, “house of height
Magnifical - ]'>[1] in 1 Chronicles 22:5 from the Geneva version ‘the House … must be exceeding magnifical
Shammai - His Torah academy was known as the “House of Shammai
Jason - The host of Paul and Silas at Thessalonica, whose House was attacked by the Jews, and himself arrested
Beth-Bir'e-i - (house of my creation ), a town of Simeon, ( 1 Chronicles 4:31 ) which by comparison with the parallel list in (Joshua 19:6 ) appears to have had also the name Of BETH-LEBAOTH
Bethabara - ("house of a ford or passage") (See Judges 7:24), where John was when he baptized Jesus (John 1:28; compare John 1:29-30-35). The same as (See BETH-NIMRAH, "the House of leopards," now Beyt-nemir. But perhaps the name means rather, "house of pure water. " The Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus, the three oldest manuscripts, read "Bethany," which also may mean "house of a ferryboat," i. Some explain Bethany = boathouse, virtually = Bethabara
Beth-Horon - Suggestions include, “house of caves,” “house of anger,” “house of the hollow,” “house of (the god) Hauron
Pash'ur -
One of the families of priests of the chief House of Malchijah. (1 Chronicles 9:12 ; 24:9 ; Nehemiah 11:12 ; Jeremiah 21:1 ; 38:1 ) In the time of Nehemiah this family appears to have become a chief House, and its head the head of a course. (Jeremiah 38:4 ) ...
Another person of this name, also a priest, and "chief governor of the House of the Lord," is mentioned in (Jeremiah 20:1 ) He is described as "the son of Immer. For this indignity to God's prophet Pashur was told by Jeremiah that his name was changed to Magor-missabib (terror on every side ) and that he and all his House should be carried captives to Babylon and there die
Black Rod - He is of the king's chamber, and also usher to the House of Lords
so'Rek - ( Judges 16:4 ) It was possibly nearer Gaza than any other of the chief Philistine cities, since thither Samson was taken after his capture at Delilah's House
Beth-Arbel - House of God's court, a place alluded to by (Hosea 10:14 ) as the scene of some great military exploit, but not otherwise mentioned in Scripture
Court - The enclosure of the tabernacle (Exodus 27:9-19 ; 40:8 ), of the temple (1 Kings 6:36 ), of a prison (Nehemiah 3:25 ), of a private House (2 Samuel 17:18 ), and of a king's palace (2 Kings 20:4 )
Irshemesh - ” Town in tribal territory of Dan (Joshua 19:41 ) on the border of the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:10 , called Beth-shemesh or House of the sun)
Sil'la - "The House of Millo which goeth down to Silla" was the scene of the murder of King Joash
Appendage - ) Something appended to, or accompanying, a principal or greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to a House
Barrel - See House, 9
Backside - The yard, ground or place behind a House
Asceteby - (Latin: asceteria, hermitage) ...
A monastery or home for monks; a House of retreats, place of retirement for following spiritual exercises, especially those of Saint Ignatius; name given to the first of such Houses erected at Milan by Saint Charles Borromeo
Asceterion - (Latin: asceteria, hermitage) ...
A monastery or home for monks; a House of retreats, place of retirement for following spiritual exercises, especially those of Saint Ignatius; name given to the first of such Houses erected at Milan by Saint Charles Borromeo
Bethlehem - the House of food or bread
Week-End - , though loosely, the period observed commonly as a holiday, from Saturday noon or Friday night to Monday; as, to visit one for a week-end; also, a House party during a week-end
Abbey, Saint Norbert's - Provincial House and novitiate of Premonstratensian Fathers, who conduct Saint Norbert's College, founded in 1898
Battlement - A balustrade around the roofs of ancient Houses, which were flat, and were much, resorted to for fresh air, amusement, or retirement by day and for sleep at night. The Mosaic law required a battlement for each House, Deuteronomy 22:8
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Ogdensburg) - The mother-house is at Watertown
Sisters of Divine Providence (Finthen) - The mother-house is at Mainz
Eden, Children of - See Eden [1]
Saint Norbert's Abbey - Provincial House and novitiate of Premonstratensian Fathers, who conduct Saint Norbert's College, founded in 1898
Beth-ba'Rah - (house of the ford ), named only in ( Judges 7:24 ) It derived its chief interest in the possibility that its more modern representative may have been Beth-abara, where John baptized
Beth'-Aram - (house of the height ), accurately BETH-HARAM, one of the towns of Gad on the east of Jordan, described as in "the valley," ( Joshua 13:27 ) and no doubt the same place as that named BETH-HARAN in (Numbers 32:36 )
Eliz'Aphan -
A Levite, son of Uzziel, chief of the House of the Kohathites at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai
Jehosheba - She was the only princess of the royal House who was married to a high priest, Jehoiada (2 Chronicles 22:11 )
Addan - One of the places from which certain persons returned to the land who "could not show their father's House and their seed, whether they were of Israel
Chronicles, Books of - (chrah' nih cluhss) What is the wisest use that you can make of your time in your sojourn here on earth? The scribe(s) who gave us 1,2Chronicles answers: building the Household of faith. Ezra (or whoever is the author) was inspired of God to write these books to encourage the people of his day—exilic and postexilic Israelites—to build God's House and to center their lives around the worship of God as the only way to survive and to fulfill their destiny. Readers today can use these books under the leadership of God's Spirit to call their nation back to God and to encourage wholehearted devotion to God and His House as the only way to build an enduring and blessed nation, family, and/or individual life. These four books provide a scribal (priestly) history of Israel from the time of Adam (1 Chronicles 1:1 ) to the rebuilding of the House of God and the walls of Jerusalem and the restoration of the people in the worship of God according to the law of Moses (Nehemiah 13:31 ). ...
The special focus of these books is on the fortunes of God's House in Jerusalem upon which God has set His name forever (2 Chronicles 7:16 ). As God's chosen shepherd and line through whom God would build His House, David sought to order the life of Israel around the worship of God. The intervening sons of David, who served as kings of Judah, were judged by whether or not they were faithful to God and to His House. Chronicles focuses on the most important deeds of that time or indeed of any time—building the House of God. God's House was, of course, the Temple in Jerusalem. But God's House transcends that building. Included, historically, would be the many forms in which we find the House of God, namely: the various altars established by the patriarchs, the tabernacle of God erected by Moses, the Temple built by Solomon, the Temple rebuilt by Zerubbabel, the Temple refurbished by Herod, and the various church-houses throughout the ages. The House of God is more than a meeting place. It is also the Household of faith—the people of God. David's dwelling “in the House of the Lord for ever” (Psalm 23:6 ) means dwelling forever with God and His people in the abode of God. In the ultimate sense we would equate God's House with His kingdom. The third and most likely is to have the Old Testament conclude with God's providential control of history to build (rebuild) His House in Jerusalem. The final admonition of the Hebrew Old Testament then is for God's people to go up to Jerusalem to build God's House (1 Chronicles 18:1-212 ). ...
A second purpose is to show God's choice of a person and a people to build His House. Solomon built the temple in Jerusalem, but the Son who is building and shall build to completion God's true House and the Son whose reign God will establish forever is the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Chronicles 17:12 ; Luke 1:31-33 ; Acts 15:14-16 ). ...
A fourth purpose of Chronicles is to encourage God's people to work together with God and one another to build God's House. That is the reason the author(s) shared with his people the challenge of God through King Cyrus to go up to Jerusalem to build God's House. ) That is the reason he shared with them the history of the fortunes of God's House and God's people. He demonstrated thereby God's blessing upon those who built and otherwise honored God's House, but God's judgment upon those who neglected, thwarted the building of, or desecrated the House of God. As such, 1,2Chronicles stands as a challenge to God's people of every generation to devote themselves with all their heart to building God's House. ...
1,2Chronicles: Blessings for Building God's House...
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I. David's seeking to build around God's presence: David's son to build God's House (1 Chronicles 13:1-17:27 )...
D. David's Preparing to Build God's House (1618176190_94:30 )...
A. Solomon's Building God's House (2 Chronicles 1:1-9:31 )...
A. God's Judging Judah's Kings by Their Faithfulness to His House (2 Chronicles 10:1-36:21 )...
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Clapboard - ) A narrow board, thicker at one edge than at the other; - used for weatherboarding the outside of Houses. ) To cover with clapboards; as, to clapboard the sides of a House
Nathan-Melech - A eunuch or chamberlain in Josiah's court, by whose chamber at the entering in of Jehovah's House, in the suburbs, were the horses sacred to the sun; these Josiah took away and burned the sun chariots with fire (2 Kings 23:11)
Chateau - ) A manor House or residence of the lord of the manor; a gentleman's country seat; also, particularly, a royal residence; as, the chateau of the Louvre; the chateau of the Luxembourg
Beth-Shittah - (behth-sshih' tah) Place name meaning, “house of Accacia
Silla - (ssihl' law) The House of Millo in which King Joash was murdered by his servants was said to be “on the way that goes down to Silla” (2 Kings 12:20 NRSV)
Vicar - A priest of a parish, the predial tythes whereof are impropriate or appropriated; that is, belong either to a chapter, religious House, &c
Dairy - ) The place, room, or House where milk is kept, and converted into butter or cheese
Double-Decker - ) A tenement House having two families on each floor
Bethphage - Its came signifies 'house of figs ' (hard or unripe)
Shebuel - Son of Gershom and 'ruler of the treasures' of the House of God
Phalti - ) Saul had wrested her from David and given her to Phalti to attach him to his House (1 Samuel 25:44; 2 Samuel 3:15-16)
Vergeboard - ) The ornament of woodwork upon the gable of a House, used extensively in the 15th century
Degarnish - ; to disgarnish; as, to degarnish a House, etc
Chena'Anah -
Son of Bilhan, son of Jediael, son of Benjamin, head of a Benjamite House, (1 Chronicles 7:10 ) probably of the family of the Belaites
Isshi'ab - ) ...
A Levite of the House of Kohath and family of Uzziel
Palace - A magnificent House in which an emperor, a king or other distinguished person resides as an imperial palace a royal palace a pontifical palace a ducal palace
Thereupon - ...
The remnant of the House of Judah, they shall feed thereupon
Epaphras - He was for a time an inmate of Paul's House of imprisonment at Rome
Kad'mi-el - ( Ezra 2:40 ; Nehemiah 7:43 ) He and his House are mentioned in history on three occasions - (Ezra 3:9 ; Nehemiah 9:4,5 ; 10:9 ) (B
Beth-da'Gon - (house of Dagon )
Beth'Zur - (house of rock ) a town in the mountains of Judah, built by Jeroboam, ( Joshua 15:58 ; 2 Chronicles 11:7 ) now Beit-zur
a'Bel-Beth-ma'Achah - (meadow of the House of oppression ), a town of some importance, ( 2 Samuel 20:15 ) in the extreme north of Palestine, which fell an early prey to the invading kings of Syria, (1 Kings 15:20 ) and Assyria
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Uzzah - Strength, a son of Abinadab, in whose House the men of Kirjath-jearim placed the ark when it was brought back from the land of the Philistines (1 Samuel 7:1 ). David on this feared to proceed further, and placed the ark in the House of Obed-edom the Gittite (2 Samuel 6:2-11 ; 1 Chronicles 13:6-13 )
Martha - Martha has been supposed the elder sister, as the House is called hers, and she undertook the special charge of entertaining the Lord. Some have imagined that she was the wife or widow of Simon the leper; which would account for the place where Mary anointed Christ being termed his House
Chamber - English translation of at least seven Hebrew words referring to a portion of a House or building. The New Testament speaks of inner rooms of a House (Matthew 6:6 ; Matthew 24:26 ; Luke 12:3 ) or of a storeroom (Luke 12:24 )
Window - English translation of several Hebrew and Greek terms indicating holes in a House. See Architecture; House
Abbey - Principal parts of an abbey are: ...
almonry
calefactory
cellars for stores
cells
chapter-house
choir
cloister
conference-room
dormitory
guest-house
infirmary
kitchen
novitate
oratory
parlor or locutorium
refectory
workshops
The chief abbey buildings are constructed around a quadrangle; in the more usual English plan the church is on the northern side
Chapel - A House for public worship primarily, a private oratory, or House of worship belonging to a private person. A printers workhouse said to be so called because printing was first carried on in a chapel
Inn - when the Lord was born, the word for 'inn' is κατάλυμα, which is translated 'guest-chamber' in Mark 14:14 ; Luke 22:11 ; and may refer to a lodging House. Travellers have found such accommodation, and at times cattle occupied part of the House, which might account for a 'manger' being found there. In Luke 10:34 the word is πανδοχεῖον, 'a House for the reception of strangers,' a road-side inn
Pharez - His House retained the primogeniture; it was famous for being prolific, so as to pass into a proverb (Ruth 4:12; Ruth 4:18-22). His sons Hezron and Hamul became heads of two new chief Houses. Caleb's House too was incorporated into Hezron's. Pharez's House was the greatest of the Houses of Judah; 468 valiant men of the children of Pharez alone of Judah dwelt in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:3-6; 1 Chronicles 9:3-6) after the return from Babylon
Corner - The "corner of the House-top," Proverbs 21:9, is a narrow place exposed to sun and rain, contrasted with the wide room or House below. Christ is called "the corner-stone of the Church," because he gives strength and unity to the whole structure of God's House
House of God - That it is something more than a merelecture hall, or concert room or auditorium, as it is commonlyregarded by modern religionism will appear from the following takenfrom the Annotated Prayer Book: "The Church is the House of God,not man's House; a place wherein to meet with Him with the closestapproach which can be made in this life. Hence, if Jacob consecratedwith the ceremony of unction the place where God made His covenantwith him, and said of it, 'This is none other but the House of God,and this is the Gate of Heaven'; so should our churches be set apartand consecrated with sacred ceremonies making them holy to the Lord
Mortar And Pestle - 3) we learn that it was customary to have larger mortars fixed into the floor of the House. ...
In Babylon, when a House was built, the seller handed the pestle of the House-mortar to the purchaser, in token of the conveyance of the House to its new owner
Knocking - —The guarding of the Oriental House-door led to the more elaborate precautions with regard to entrance by the city gate. The privacy or domestic life forbids a visitor from entering even the walled enclosure round the House, without first knocking and asking permission. He must wait until his call is heard, and the bar of the door or gate, if closed, has been removed by a member or servant who can conduct him into the House. In this way one is often disturbed by the loud persistent knocking and summoning by name resorted to by a neighbour who has returned late at night to his House (Luke 12:36)
Church - A House consecrated to the worship of God, among Christians the Lords House. But, Lord, a term applied by the early Christians to Jesus Christ and the House in which they worshipped was named from the title. The disciples of Christ assembled for worship in a particular place, as in a private House
Segub - See House, p
Joiarib - ...
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Ezra 8:16 , a "man of understanding" whom Ezra sent to "bring ministers for the House of God
Bondage - Of Israel in Egypt (Exodus 2:23,25 ; 5 ), which is called the "house of bondage" (13:3; 20:2)
Unni -
A Levite whom David appointed to take part in bringing the ark up to Jerusalem from the House of Obed-edom by playing the psaltery on that occasion (1 Chronicles 15:18,20 )
Beth-Arabah - (behth-ar' uh bah) Place name meaning, “house of the desert
Beth-Gilgal - (behth-gihl' gal) Place name meaning, “house of the wheel or circle
Bethcar - (behth' cahr) Place name meaning, “house of sheep
Wills - ) Ahithophel's giving charge concerning his House (2 Samuel 17:23), and the recommendation to Hezekiah to "give charge concerning" his, are of the nature of a will (2 Kings 20:1); the first distinctly recorded case is that of Herod
Beth-Pelet - (behth-fee' leht) Place name meaning, “house of deliverance
Pur - So that Purlin (or Lots in the plural) were those seasons when they celebrated their triumph over Haman and his House; and which festivals are kept even to this hour
Provisor - ) The purveyor, steward, or treasurer of a religious House
Tiling - This in Luke 5:19 is supposed by some to refer to the verandah of the open court under which the Lord might be sitting; or it may have been a light roofing accessible by the stairs outside the House, and easily broken through
Upper - ) Being further up, literally or figuratively; higher in place, position, rank, dignity, or the like; superior; as, the upper lip; the upper side of a thing; the upper House of a legislature
Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland - Site of the ancient Scottish primatial see, 865-908, had a 5th-century church dedicated to Saint Bridget of Kildare, and a House of Culdees (1097), transferred to Augustinian Canons, 1272
Hacienda - ) A large estate where work of any kind is done, as agriculture, manufacturing, mining, or raising of animals; a cultivated farm, with a good House, in distinction from a farming establishment with rude huts for herdsmen, etc
Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin - The mother-house is at Nicolet
Azrikam - The ‘ruler of the House’ under Ahaz ( 2 Chronicles 28:7 )
Pillar, Plain of the, - or rather "oak of the pillar" (that being the real signification of the Hebrew word elon ), a tree which stood near Shechem and at which the men of Shechem and the House of Millo assembled to crown Abimelech the son of Gideon
Titus Justus - Paul ‘to the Gentiles,’ Titus offered him the use of his House (which was practically next door to the synagogue) as a meeting-place. Paul refers to him in Romans 16:23 as ‘my host and of the whole church,’ which might mean the person in whose House the church met. Paul accepted the offer of his House not because it was so near the synagogue as to be a rival meeting-house, but because it afforded the Apostle access to the more educated classes of the Corinthian population. But the opportunity of preaching in the House of such a citizen as Titus Justus overbore all other considerations. Paul as leaving the House of Aquila to lodge with Titus; but this is due to the reviser’s misunderstanding of the text
Prison - A prison, however, figures at an early period in the story of Joseph’s fortunes in Egypt, and is denoted by an obscure expression, found only in this connexion, which means ‘the Round House’ ( Genesis 39:20 ; Genesis 39:23 ; Genesis 40:3 ; Genesis 40:5 ). ]'>[1] ‘dungeon’ and ‘dungeon House’ respectively; also alone in Jeremiah 38:8 , Zechariah 9:11 . ]'>[2] denotes literally ‘the House of bonds,’ almost identical with the Philistine ‘prison House,’ in which Samson was bound ‘with fetters of brass’ ( Judges 16:21 ; Judges 16:25 ). The second word rendered ‘prison’ in Jeremiah 37:15 (also Jeremiah 37:4 ; Jeremiah 37:18 , Jeremiah 52:31 and elsewhere) is a synonym meaning ‘house of restraint. ’ The third is the ‘dungeon House’ above mentioned, while the fourth is a difficult term, rendered ‘cabins’ by AV [2] ‘prison House’), while Jeremiah 29:26 associates with the stocks (so RV Temple, the - And though the actual building was destroyed and rebuilt, and is now swept away, and will again be rebuilt, yet it is treated always as one House. , "The latter glory of this House shall be greater than the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts. " When the Lord was on earth, though rejected by the rulers of Israel, He called the temple 'My House,' and 'My Father's House;' but later on He said to the Jews 'your House. Christ refers possibly to this in saying "In my Father's House are many mansions. God owned the House by filling it with His glory. ...
In the court of the temple were two pillars which received the names of JACHIN, "He will establish;" and BOAZ, "in him is strength," which perfectly agrees with the fact that it was God's House that was being built. The aged men, who had seen the first House, wept when they saw the foundations of this House laid. " Herod was not God's man to build Him a House, nor were the leaders of the Jews fit men to carry on His worship. the word ναός refers to the House itself, and ἱερόν to the buildings and courts in general. Apparently the Lord never entered the House itself. Then the latter glory of God's House will exceed all that has yet been, for the Lord Jesus will be the glory of the House
Beth-Jeshimoth - House of wastes, or deserts, a town near Abel-shittim, east of Jordan, in the desert of Moab, where the Israelites encamped not long before crossing the Jordan (Numbers 33:49 ; A
Shallecheth, the Gate of - , "the gate of casting out," hence supposed to be the refuse gate; one of the gates of the House of the Lord, "by the causeway of the going up" i
Bethcar - ("house of lambs"
Recluse - Among the Papists, a person shut up in a small cell of an hermitage or monastery, and cut off not only from all conversation with the world, but even with the House
Building - ) That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a House, a church, etc
Beth-Arbel - (behth-ahr' behl) Place name meaning, “house of Arbel
Beth-Barah - (behth-beh uh) Place name meaning, “house of God
Ziba - A servant of Saul's House, according to Josephus ( Lydia - She received Paul, Silas, and Luke into her House
Lazarus - He dwelt at Bethany with his sisters, near Jerusalem; and the Lord Jesus did him the honour sometimes of lodging at his House when he visited the city
Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother - The mother-house is at Rome, the American novitiate at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Burlington) - The mother-house is at Rutland, Vermont
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (2) - Each House is independent, having its own novitiate
Sacramentines - Each House is independent, having its own novitiate
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Wheeling) - Has been independent, with mother-house at Wheeling, since 1860
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth - The mother-house is at Nazareth
Beth-ma'Achah - (house of oppression ), a place named only in ( 2 Samuel 20:14,15 ) In the absence of more information we can only conclude that it is identical with Maachah or Aram-maachah, one of the petty Syrian kingdoms in the north of Palestine
Joiarib - One sent by Ezra to fetch Levites for the House of God
Daughters of the Cross (French) - Madame Marie I'Huillier de Villeneuve established a House for the community near Paris, 1651, where she introduced the obligation of taking vows, hitherto unknown in the society. The mother-house is at La Louviere, Belgium. It has approximately 15 Houses in Belgium, France, India, England, and the United States, where they are established in the Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana, numbering 79 religious, and have 6 schools, including Saint Vincent's College and Academy, at Shreveport
Bethnimrah - ("house of sweet water," or "house of leopards
Inn - A House for the lodging and entertainment of travelers. In England, a college of municipal or common law professors and students formerly, the town-house of a nobleman, bishop or other distinguished personage, in which he resided when he attended the court
Hall - In architecture, a large room at the entrance of a House or palace. In the Houses of ministers of state, magistrates, &c. A manor-house, in which courts were formerly held
Abinadab - A man at Kirjath-jearim, at whose House the ark remained for many years after it had been returned by the Philistines. The ark abode in Abinadab's House long after this, however, and was not removed till the early part of David's reign. Father of one of Solomon's twelve officers who provided victuals for the king and Household
Carpenter - An artificer who works in timber a framer and builder of Houses, and of ships. Those who build Houses are called House-carpenters, and those who build ships are called ship-carpenters. ...
In New England, a distinction is often made between the man who frames, and the man who executes the interior wood-work of a House
Abel-Misraim - On this occasion the funeral procession was, at the command of Joseph, attended by "all the elders of Egypt, and all the servants of Pharaoh, and all his House, and the House of his brethren, chariots and horsemen, a very great company;" an affecting proof, as it has been remarked, of Joseph's simplicity and singleness of heart, which allowed him to give to the great men of Egypt, over whom he bore absolute rule, an opportunity of observing his own comparatively humble origin, by leading them in attendance upon his father's corpse to the valleys of Canaan, the modest cradle of his race, and to their simple burial places
Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul (Paris - Mother Seton introduced the community into the United States in 1809, founding a House in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The mother-house is in Paris, France
Obed Edom - After Uzzah's stroke David in fear took the ark aside to the House of Obed Edom. His turning aside from the direct way to go to Obed Edom's House is accounted for by his sudden fear owing to the punishment of Uzzah's presumption; he goes to a Kohathite Levite, one of the family especially appointed to bear the ark on their shoulders, and deposits the ark with him, conscious that he himself might have been punished for irregularity. The Lord blessed Obed Edom and all his Household in consequence during its three months' stay with him; so David brought it up front Obed Edom's House with joy. temple gate and the House Αsuppim , i. The site of his House is still pointed out, a very green plateau, Κuryet es saideh "the abode of the blessed," on the way from Kirjath Jearim to Jerusalem, a little beyond Khirbet el Uz (Perez Uzzah). A Levite in Amaziah's time, having charge of the vessels of God's House, taken captive with the king by Joash king of Israel at Bethshemesh battle (2 Chronicles 25:23-24). " The blessed of the Lord shall dwell in the Lord's House forever
Zadok - Son of Ahitub, of the House of Eleazar, son of Aaron (1 Chronicles 24:3). Joined David at Hebron after Saul's death, with 22 captains of his father's House. His descendants continued in the high priesthood (compare 2 Chronicles 31:10, "Azariah of the House of Zadok chief priest") until the time of Antiochus Eupator. The double high priesthood of Zadok and Abiathar answers to that of the chief priest and second priest (2 Kings 25:18; Luke 3:2 "Annas and Caiaphas being high priest);" compare 2 Chronicles 31:10, "Azariah the chief priest of the House of Zadok. Even while the line of Ithamar in the person of Eli was foremost, Eleazar's House held its ground on a kind of parity, Ahitub, Zadok's father, being called "ruler of the House of God" (1 Chronicles 9:11; Nehemiah 11:11). Son of Immer, a priest; repaired over against his own House (Nehemiah 3:29); of the 16th course (1 Chronicles 24:14)
Sisters of the Good Samaritan - The mother-house is in Sydney
Commodious - Convenient suitable fit proper adapted to its use or purpose, or to wants and necessities as a commodious House or room
Dorsey, Anne Hanson - Among her best-known novels are "Tangled Paths," "The Old House at Glenarra," "Adrift," "Warp and Woof," "The Palms
Catharine of Braganza - The wife of Charles II of England, of the royal House of Portugal; was unpopular in the country as a Catholic and neglected by her husband, on whose death, however, she returned to Portugal, and did the duties ably of regent for her brother Don Pedro (1638-1705)
Beth-Haggan - (behth-hag' gan) Place name (NIV, TEV, NRSV) or common noun (KJV, NAS) meaning, “house of the garden
Philologus - ” Member, perhaps the head, of a Roman House church whom Paul greeted (Romans 16:15 )
Chelubai - of Judah, where also was the inheritance of Caleb's House (Judges 1:15; 1 Samuel 25:3; 1 Samuel 27:10; 1 Samuel 30:14)
Beeshterah - (bee ehssh' tih rah) Place name meaning, “in Ashtaroth” or representing a contraction of “Beth Ashtaroth,” which means, “house of Ashtaroth
Beth-Car - BETH-CAR (‘house of a lamb’)
Palace - ) Loosely, any unusually magnificent or stately House
Shaalbim - Held by the Amorites, but at last reduced to be tributary by the House of Joseph
Convent - A House for persons devoted to religion an abbey a monastery a nunnery
Anne Hanson Dorsey - Among her best-known novels are "Tangled Paths," "The Old House at Glenarra," "Adrift," "Warp and Woof," "The Palms
Abdon - First buried in the House of Quirinus, their bodies were later translated to the cemetery of Pontianus
Threshold - ) The plank, stone, or piece of timber, which lies under a door, especially of a dwelling House, church, temple, or the like; the doorsill; hence, entrance; gate; door
ju'Das, - (Matthew 1:2,3 ) ...
A man residing at Damascus, in "the street which is called Straight," in whose House Saul of Tarsus lodged after his miraculous conversion
Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception - The mother-house is at Saint John
Sisters of the Holy Family -(New Orleans) - The mother-house is at New Orleans, Louisiana
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus And Mary - The order has 188 Houses including schools and teacher colleges in Canada and the United States. The mother-house was transferred to Outremont, Montreal, in 1925
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin - The congregation has Houses, including schools and academies, in France, Switzerland, England, Spain, Italy, the Madeira Islands, Canada, and the United States. The mother-house is at Bourg Saint-Andeol, France
Sennen, Saint - First buried in the House of Quirinus, their bodies were later translated to the cemetery of Pontianus
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Superior) - The community has four Houses, including the mother-house and novitiate, an academy, a hospital, and a parochial school, all in the city of Superior
Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word - The mother-house is at San Antonio, Texas
Asup'Pim, - (1 Chronicles 26:15,17 ) literally House of the gatherings
be-el'Zebul - (lord of the House ), the title of a heathen deity, to whom the Jews ascribed the sovereignty of the evil spirits; Satan, the prince of the devils
Battlement - Among the Jews a battlement was required by law to be built upon every House. It consisted of a low wall built around the roofs of the Houses to prevent persons from falling off, and sometimes serving as a partition from another building
ju'Das, - (Matthew 1:2,3 ) ...
A man residing at Damascus, in "the street which is called Straight," in whose House Saul of Tarsus lodged after his miraculous conversion
Divide - A wall divides two Houses. There shall be five in one House divided, three against two--Luke 12 . To separate into two parts, for ascertaining opinions for and against a measure as, to divide a legislative House, in voting. To vote by the division of a legislative House into two parts
General Convention, the - The Convention is composed of two Houses, (1) the House of Bishopsand (2) the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies consisting of fourClerical and four Lay representatives from each Diocese, and onedelegate of each Order from every Missionary Jurisdiction. BothHouses together constitute the General Convention. For any measure to become a law it must be adopted bythe concurrent action of both Houses. The Presiding Officer is the Senior Bishop by consecration,who presides in the House of Bishops and when both Houses meet asone body. ) The Houseof Clerical and Lay Deputies also has its President orPresiding Officer who is chosen from among the Clerical Deputiesat each meeting of the Convention
Compartment - ) One of the parts into which an inclosed portion of space is divided, as by partitions, or lines; as, the compartments of a cabinet, a House, or a garden
Ardchattan, Prioy of - (Gaelic: the height of Saint Chattan) ...
Loch Etive, Argyleshire, Scotland, a House of the Order of Vallis Caulium, founded by Duncan Mackoul, c
Drexel, Francis Anthony - As head of the banking House of Drexel and Company, he was one of America's foremost financiers
Francis Drexel - As head of the banking House of Drexel and Company, he was one of America's foremost financiers
Beth-Peor - House of Peor; i
Amasai - Priest who helped to bring up the ark from the House of Obed-edom
Kadmiel - His House took part in the general confession (Nehemiah 9:4-5) and in the covenant (Nehemiah 10:9)
Hall - Hebrew: aulee , the "court" or "uncovered space", on a lower level than the lowest floor, in the midst of a House, as the high priest's (Luke 22:55)
Mattenai - Representative of the priestly House of Joiarib in the days of Joiakim ( Nehemiah 12:19 )
Tryphena And Tryphosa - The columbaria of Caesar's House in the Vigna Codini near Porta S
Cabin - ) A cottage or small House; a hut
Crispus - Paul that Jesus was the Messiah, he believed with all his House
Site - ) The place where anything is fixed; situation; local position; as, the site of a city or of a House
Household - HouseHOLD, n. ...
I baptized also the Household of Stephanus. HouseHOLD, a. Belonging to the House and family domestic as Household furniture Household affairs
Victualer - ) One who keeps a House of entertainment; a tavern keeper; an innkeeper
Jacal - ) In Mexico and the south western United States, a kind of plastered House or hut, usually made by planting poles or timber in the geound, filling in between them with screen work or wickerwork, and daubing one or both sides with mud or adobe mortar; also, this method of construction
Ahi'o -
Son of Abinadab, who accompanied the ark when it was brought out of his father's House
Beth-Boron - Beth-boron (bĕth'hŏ'ron), House of the cave
Potiphar - A high officer of Pharaoh, who purchased Joseph of the Midianites, and made him master of his House, but afterwards imprisoned him on a false charge
Sisters of Saint Ann - The mother-house is at Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Sisters, Servants of the Holy Ghost of Perpetual a - The congregation has Houses in the Netherlands, Germany, the United States, and the Philippine Islands. The mother-house is at Steyl
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati - The mother-house is Mount Saint Vincent, Ohio
Sisters of Misericorde - The mother-house is in Montreal
Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph - The society has 24 Houses, including hospitals and clinics in France and Belgium, and in the United States and Canada hospitals and orphanages. The mother-house is at La Fleche
Beth-Tap'Puah - (house of apples ), one of the towns of Judah in the mountainous district, and near Hebron
Beth-re'Hob - (house of Rehob ), place mentioned as having near it the valley in which lay the town of Laish or Dan
Mark - His parents were reasonably wealthy, as they owned a large House and had servants (Acts 12:12-13). ) Mark’s House must have been a regular meeting place for the apostles and other Christians in Jerusalem, as Peter, on escaping from prison, knew that he would find the Christians there (Acts 12:12). If this was the House usually used by the apostles as a meeting place, it was the House of ‘the upper room’ where Jesus had earlier gathered with his disciples (Luke 22:11-13; Acts 1:13; cf. ...
There is a further point in favour of the suggestion that Mark’s House was the House of the upper room. This is the reference Mark himself makes to a certain young man who had followed Jesus and the disciples from the House to the Garden of Gethsemane, clothed only in his nightwear (Mark 14:51-52). ...
With Paul and Barnabas...
Whether the House of the upper room was Mark’s home or not, Mark certainly would have known Peter and the other leading Christians who often visited his home (Acts 12:12-14). Mark may even have been converted through Peter, back in the days when Peter frequented Mark’s House in Jerusalem
Chinese Mission Society of Saint Columban - The mother-house is at Navan, Ireland, and the headquarters of the society in the United States is at Saint Columbans, Nebraska, with a preparatory college at Silver Creek, New York. There is a branch in Australia and New Zealand with a House at Melbourne
Missionary Sisters at Saint Columban - The mother-house is at Navan, Ireland, and the headquarters of the society in the United States is at Saint Columbans, Nebraska, with a preparatory college at Silver Creek, New York. There is a branch in Australia and New Zealand with a House at Melbourne
Maynooth Mission to China - The mother-house is at Navan, Ireland, and the headquarters of the society in the United States is at Saint Columbans, Nebraska, with a preparatory college at Silver Creek, New York. There is a branch in Australia and New Zealand with a House at Melbourne
Village - Archaeology shows Israelite villages built around the circumference, House walls joining to form the only defense system, and open community space left in the middle. Many villages had twenty to thirty Houses. See Agriculture ; Cities and Urban Life ; House
Bethany - The 'house of dates,' a village on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, about 2 miles from Jerusalem, near the road to Jericho. It was where Lazarus, Martha, and Mary resided, in whose House the Lord found a resting place, amidst those whom He loved, and who were ever ready to welcome Him, and to devote the best of their substance to Him
Flagon - Νobel is the Hebrew in Isaiah 22:24, "I will hang upon Eliakim (a type of the Messiah) all the glory of his father's House . " On Christ hang alike the small and the great "vessels unto honor in the Father's House, sanctified and meet for the Master's use" (2 Timothy 2:20-21); their capacities varying, but each to be filled to the brim hereafter with heavenly joy according to their several capacities (Luke 19:16-19; Matthew 25:19-23)
Roof - ) To inclose in a House; figuratively, to shelter. ) That which resembles, or corresponds to, the covering or the ceiling of a House; as, the roof of a cavern; the roof of the mouth
Sisters of the Precious Blood (Maria Stein) - They have been identified as the "Maria Stein" community of Sisters of the Precious Blood from the location, for some years, of their mother-house at Maria Stein, Ohio. The present mother-house is at Salem Heights, Dayton, Ohio
Sisters Marianites of the Holy Cross - The congregation comprises two provinces, that of Louisiana and that of France, the latter including the Houses in New York. The sisters have Houses, including schools, academies, orphanages, a hospital, and a home for boys, in France and the United States. The mother-house is at Precigne, France. In 1843 the sisters established the mission of Notre Dame du Lac in Indiana, and in 1847 they erected a House in the village of Saint Laurent, near Montreal, Canada
Society of Saint Columban For Missions Among the c - The mother-house is at Navan, Ireland, and the headquarters of the society in the United States is at Saint Columbans, Nebraska, with a preparatory college at Silver Creek, New York. There is a branch in Australia and New Zealand with a House at Melbourne
Society of the Priests of Mercy of the Immaculate - The mother-house is at Paris. A procure and House of Studies is at Rome
Senate - In the United States, senate denotes the higher branch or House of legislature. Such is the senate of the United States, or upper House of the congress and in most of the states, the higher and least numerous branch of the legislature, is called the senate
Saint John's Seminary, England - In a few years the number of students rose to 100, and it was found necessary to establish the school at Hyde House, Clapham Park. Saint John's, Wonersh, became then a House of philosophy, theology, and the allied sciences only
House - It was from a land of Houses that Abram, at God's call, became a dweller in tents (Genesis 12:1; Hebrews 11:9). At times he still lived in a House (Genesis 17:27); so also Isaac (Genesis 27:15), and Jacob (Genesis 33:15). In Egypt the Israelites resumed a fixed life in permanent Houses, and must have learned architectural skill in that land of stately edifices. The parts of the eastern House are:...
(1) The porch; not referred to in the Old Testament save in the temple and Solomon's palace (1 Kings 7:6-7; 2 Chronicles 15:8; Ezekiel 40:7; Ezekiel 40:16); in Egypt (from whence he derived it) often it consisted of a double row of pillars; in Judges 3:23 the Hebrew word (the front hall) is different. ...
(2) The court is the chief feature of every eastern House. In the court the palm and olive were planted, from whence the psalmist writes, "I am like a green olive tree in the House of God"; an olive tree in a House would be a strange image to us, but suggestive to an eastern of a home with refreshing shade and air. So Psalms 92:13, "those that be planted in the House of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. Outside the House, so that Ehud could readily escape after slaying Eglon (Judges 3:23), and the bearers of the paralytic, unable to get to the door, could easily mount by the outside stairs to the roof, and, breaking an opening in it, let him down in the midst of the room where Jesus was (Mark 2:4). Translated 1 Samuel 9:26, "about daybreak Samuel called (from below, within the House, up) to Saul upon the top (or roof) of the House (where Saul was sleeping upon the balcony, compare 2 Kings 4:10), Rise up," etc. ...
Here, in national calamities, the people retired to bewail their state (Isaiah 15:3; Jeremiah 48:38); here in times of danger they watched the foe advancing (Isaiah 22:1, "thou art wholly gone up to the Housetops"), or the bearer of tidings approaching (2 Samuel 18:24; 2 Samuel 18:33). On the top of the upper chamber, as the highest point of the House, the kings of Judah made idolatrous altars to the sun and heavenly hosts (2 Kings 23:12; Jeremiah 19:13; Jeremiah 32:29). Retributively in kind, as they burnt incense to Baal the god of fire, the Chaldeans should burn the Houses, the scene of his worship, with fire (Zephaniah 1:5). On the top of the House the tent was spread for Absalom's incestuous act with his father's concubines, to show the breach with David was irreparable (2 Samuel 16:21-22). ...
On the Housetop publicly the disciples should proclaim what Jesus privately taught them (Matthew 10:27; Luke 12:3). ...
Though pleasant in the cool evening and night, at other times the Housetop would be anything but pleasant; so "it is better to dwell in a corner of the Housetop (though there exposed to wind, rain, heat, and cold) than with a brawling woman in a wide House" (a House of community, i. " The "guest chamber" was often the uppermost room (Greek huperoon , Hebrew aliyeh ), a loft upon the roof (Acts 1:13; Acts 9:37; Acts 20:8-9), the pleasantest room in the House. ...
Such "a little chamber" the Shunammite woman made (built) "on the wall" of the House for Elisha (2 Kings 4:10, compare 1 Kings 17:19). The "summer House" was generally the upper room, the "winter House" was the lower room of the same House (Jeremiah 36:22; Amos 3:15); or if both were on the same floor the "summer House" was the outer, the "winter House" the inner apartment. ...
(7) Fireplaces are seldom in the Houses; but fire pans in winter heated the apartment. Sometimes the granary was "in the midst of the House" (2 Samuel 4:6). ...
(8) The cisterns cut in the limestone rock are a leading feature in the Houses at Jerusalem, varying from 4 ft. Almost every House has one, and some as many as four. The mortar with which the leper's House was to be re-plastered is appropriately (as leprosy would mostly appear among the poor) called "mud mortar" (aaphaar ) (Leviticus 14:42). In many Houses the cattle are in a lower part of the same dwelling (Genesis 24:32; 1 Samuel 28:24 Luke 2:7)
Weaker One, Little One - 50:7-8: “And Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his House, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, and all the House of Joseph, and his brethren and his father’s House: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen. ...
In several passages ṭaph represents only the children and old ones: “And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the House” ( Obadiah, Book of - the House of Jacob shall be a fire, and the House of Joseph a flame, and the House of Esau for stubble. The destruction shall be complete: "every one of the mount of Esau" shall be cut off by slaughter; "there shall not be any remaining of the House of Esau
Bishop, Election of - These, together with the approbation of his testimonialsby the House of Deputies in General Convention and its consent tohis consecration are then presented to the House of Bishops. If theHouse of Bishops consent to his consecration, the Presiding Bishopnotifies the Bishop-elect of such consent. "...
Bishop, Missionary—A Bishop elected by the House of Deputies ofthe General Convention, on nomination by the House of Bishops,and consecrated to exercise Episcopal functions in States orTerritories, or parts thereof, not organized into Dioceses
Institute of the Brigidines - The Congregation has (approximately) 30 Houses, including primary, secondary, and boarding schools in Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The mother-house is at Tullow
David, Root of - "As the Prophet foresaw, the stump of the old tree of the House of David sent forth a new David to rule the nations
Mary - She is only mentioned as having a House at Jerusalem, in which a meeting for prayer was held when Peter was in prison
Cellarer - He took charge of the hired servants, superintended the serving of meals, the supplying of fuel, carriage of goods, repairs of the House, etc
Madmannah - Identical with Beth Marcaboth ("resting House for chariots")
Bethtappua - ("house of the citron or apple"
Beth-Azmaveth - (behth-az may' vehth) Place name meaning, “house of the strength of death
Shearing-House, the - SHEARING-HOUSE, THE
Jarib - Sent unto Iddo the chief at Casiphia, and to his brethren the Nethinims, to procure ministers for the House of God
Beth-Lebaoth - (behth-lehb' ay ahth) Place name meaning, “house of lionesses
Hotel-Dieu - (French: House of God) ...
Name applied in general to a large hospital
Winterhouse - A part of a palace or a separate home of the rich that is heated and thus warmer than the rest of the House (Jeremiah 36:22 ), or built in a warmer part of the country. Amos spoke of the destruction of the winterhouse because of Israel's sin against God (Jeremiah 3:15 )
Couch - See House, § 8
Patio - , a court or courtyard of a House or other building; esp
Publican - ) The keeper of an inn or public House; one licensed to retail beer, spirits, or wine
Azaziah - A Levite appointed to the musical service on the bringing up of the ark from the House of Obed-edom
Convenient - ) Affording accommodation or advantage; well adapted to use; handly; as, a convenient House; convenient implements or tools
Elegantly - With due symmetry with well formed and duly proportioned parts as a House elegantly built
Lyceum - ) A House or apartment appropriated to instruction by lectures or disquisitions
Algum - This is the name of a kind of wood, or tree, large quantities of which were brought by the fleet of Solomon from Ophir, of which he made pillars for the House of the Lord, and for his own palace; also musical instruments
Lateral - ) Of or pertaining to the sides; as, the lateral walls of a House; the lateral branches of a tree
Abel-Beth-Maachah - (â'bĕl-bĕth-mâ'a-kah), meadow of the House of oppression, 2 Kings 15:29, a town in the north of Palestine near Cæsarea-Philippi
Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help - The mother-house is at Saint Damien
Sisters of Saint Ursula of the Blessed Virgin - The society now has Houses, academies, schools, and orphanages in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, and the United States. The mother-house is at Haverloo-les-Bruges, Belgium
Sisters of Joan of Arc - The order has Houses in Canada, the United States, and France. The mother-house is at Bergerville, near Quebec, Canada
Sisters of Saint Brigid - The Congregation has (approximately) 30 Houses, including primary, secondary, and boarding schools in Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The mother-house is at Tullow
Root of David - "As the Prophet foresaw, the stump of the old tree of the House of David sent forth a new David to rule the nations
Beth-ar'Abah - (house of the desert ), one of the six cities of Judah which were situated down in the Arabah, the sunk valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea, ( Joshua 15:61 ) on the north border of the tribe
Household - The term “household” is descriptive of a wide variety of relationships in both the Old and New Testaments. The root word for Household in the Old Testament is byt , which means literally, “house. ” Genesis 7:1 is an example of the use of the term “house” to refer simply to kinfolk, the members of one's own family. “Household” may also refer to a family's descendants as an organized body ( Genesis 18:19 ; Deuteronomy 25:9 ; 1 Kings 11:38 ). The Hebrew people as a nation or any of its tribes or clans may also be indicated by the term “household” (Exodus 19:3 ; Exodus 40:38 ; Isaiah 8:17 ; Amos 3:13 ; Amos 7:16 ). Paternal ancestry may be in view as well when a Household is mentioned (Exodus 6:14 ; Exodus 12:3 ; Numbers 1:2 ; Joshua 22:14 ). Finally, the term can be used to refer simply to Household affairs: persons, property, belongings, etc. ...
In the New Testament, many derivatives of oikos (literally, “house”) are used to refer to the members and affairs of a Household. Consequently, the terms “house” and “household” are often used interchangeably in translation. Descendants of a particular nation may also be described as a House or Household as in Matthew 10:6 and Luke 1:27 ,Luke 1:27,1:69 . “Household” or “house,” moreover, may point to the property or the management of the affairs and belongings of a family or clan (Acts 7:10 ). ...
Next to the state, the Household was the most important unit in the Greco-Roman world, largely because of its role as a guarantor of stability in society. If order prevailed in the Household, so it would in the state. Just as the Household was basic to society, so it was to Christianity. The life of the early church centered in Houses or Households (e. Household groups were the basic units that made up the church in any given locale. ...
Not only was the church composed of Household groups, the Household itself was often the focus of the church's evangelistic activity. Several texts mention the conversion of entire Households: Acts 11:14 ; Acts 16:15 ,Acts 16:15,16:31-34 ; Acts 18:8 . In the world in which the early church emerged, the Household was organized around the head, and solidarity was expressed in a common religion. So it was that the faith of the head of the Household was the faith of the entire Household. Whenever the head of a Household was converted and baptized, the remainder of his House usually followed suit as an expression of loyalty and religious unity. ...
Household ideals also impacted the early church in significant ways. Household terms were used by the New Testament writers to express theological ideas. The church was referred to as the “household” of faith or of God (Galatians 6:10 ; Ephesians 2:19 ). Household roles were appropriated by the Christian community: Christians were “servants” of God, and their leaders were “stewards” (1 Corinthians 4:1 ; Titus 1:7 ; 1 Peter 4:10 ). Because the Household was so central to ancient society, much attention was given to delineating and clarifying the roles of the members of a Household, be they family or servant. Examples of lists of House rules or codes may be found in Colossians 3:18-4:1 ; Ephesians 5:21-6:9 ; 1 Peter 2:13-3:7
Ransack - ) To search thoroughly; to search every place or part of; as, to ransack a House
Mount of Evil Counsel - Tradition of the 12th century says that Caiphas here owned a House in which the Jews held their first meeting to take counsel against Jesus and "prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation" (John 11)
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception - The mother-house is at Outremont, Montreal
Silla - The servants of king Joash smote him ‘at the House of Millo [1] on the way that goeth down to Silla’ ( 2 Kings 12:20 )
Beth-Dagon - House of Dagon
Beth-Arabah - House of the desert, one of the six cities of Judah, situated in the sunk valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea (Joshua 18:22 )
Hillel - " His Torah academy was known as the “House of Hillel
Beth-Dagon - (behth-daw' gahn) Place name meaning, “house of Dagon
Beth-Diblathaim - (behth-dihb luh thay' ihm) Place name meaning, “house of the two fig cakes
Mary Sadlier - She emigrated to Montreal in 1844, and in 1846 married James Sadlier of the publishing House of D
Bethphage - BETHPHAGE (‘house of figs’)
Alban, Saint - According to legend, he was converted from paganism by a cleric, Amphibalus, whom he sheltered in his House
Bethel - Genesis 28:19 (c) The meaning of the word is "The House of GOD
Regemmelech - One of the men sent to the House of God to enquire about the days of the fast, Zechariah 7:2
Priscilla - It should seem tint she and her husband Aquila, had offered their House for worship
Abel-Carmaim - De Sauley met with a Beit el Kerm, "house of the vine," N
Edify - oedifico oedes, a House, and facio, to make
Furniture - Goods, vessels, utensils and other appendages necessary or convenient for Housekeeping whatever is added to the interior of a House or apartment, for use or convenience
Topek - ) An ESkimo House made of material other than snow, esp
Evil Counsel, Mount of - Tradition of the 12th century says that Caiphas here owned a House in which the Jews held their first meeting to take counsel against Jesus and "prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation" (John 11)
Mont de Piete - See Lombard-house
Mudsill - ) The lowest sill of a structure, usually embedded in the soil; the lowest timber of a House; also, that sill or timber of a bridge which is laid at the bottom of the water
Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart of Jes - The congregation has over 140 Houses, including schools, in Australia and New Zealand. The mother-house is at Sydney
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Peace - The mother-house is at Nottingham
Sadlier, Mary Anne Madden - She emigrated to Montreal in 1844, and in 1846 married James Sadlier of the publishing House of D
Kish - (Esther 2:5 ) ...
A Merarite of the House of Mahli, of the tribe of Levi
Pashur - A priest, Immer's son, of the 16th order (1 Chronicles 9:12), "chief governor in the House of the Lord. On the following day Jeremiah, when brought out of the stocks, foretold that he should be not Pashur but Magor-Missabib, a terror to himself and his friends; he and all in his House, and all his friends to whom he had "prophesied lies" (Jeremiah 5:31; Jeremiah 18:18), should go into captivity and die in Babylon. ) The House was a chief one in Nehemiah's time (Nehemiah 7:41; Nehemiah 10:3; Nehemiah 12:2)
Eliezer - a native of Damascus, and the steward of Abraham's House. It seems that Abraham, before the birth of Isaac, intended to make him his heir:—"One born in my House," a domestic slave, "is mine heir,"...
Genesis 15:1-3 . In the earliest period of the patriarchal history, we find Abraham complaining for want of children; and declaring that either Eliezer of Damascus, or probably one born from him in his House, was his heir, to the exclusion of Lot, his favourite nephew, and all the other collateral branches of his family
Missionary Society of Saint Paul the Apostle - The mother-house is in New York, a novitiate in Washington, and a procure at Rome. A new residence and House of studies is in Rome, and diocesan apostolates founded in England and Australia
Mary, Mother of Mark - ) As Barnabas gave up his lands, so she her House at Jerusalem for the use of the church. The House was one of the church's worship rooms (Acts 2:46; Acts 20:8, compare Acts 4:24; Acts 4:31); "there many were gathered together praying" for Peter's deliverance, and God "heard, while they were yet speaking" (Isaiah 65:24)
Simon - Simon ‘the leper,’ in whose House the anointing of our Lord by Mary of Bethany took place (Matthew 26:6, Mark 14:3). Simon the Pharisee, in whose House the penitent woman anointed our Lord’s head and feet (Luke 7:36 ff
Eli'Akim -
Son of Hilkiah, master of Hezekiah's Household ("over the House," as) (Isaiah 36:3 ) (2 Kings 18:18,26,37 ) (B. ) Eliakim was a good man, as appears by the title emphatically applied to him by God, "my servant Eliakim," (Isaiah 22:20 ) and also in the discharge of the duties of his high station, in which he acted as a "father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the House of Judah
o'Bed-e'Dom - ) After the death of Uzzah, the ark, which was being conducted from the House of Abinadab in Gibeah to the city of David, was carried aside into the House of Obed edom, where it continued three months
House - A place where people live, usually in extended family units which can then be called a House. ...
Abraham left Mesopotamia where he lived in Houses made of mud brick (compare Genesis 11:3 ) and became a tent dweller (Hebrews 11:9 ). His descendants apparently lived in tents until the time of Joshua, when they captured Canaan and began to build Houses like the Canaanites. In the lowlands of the Jordan Valley the Houses were built of mud brick because stone was not readily available. Although slight differences existed in House construction over centuries of time, those which have been excavated manifest a similar style. The homes of the poor were small and modest, consisting of one to four rooms, usually, and almost always including a courtyard on the east of the House so that the prevailing westerly winds would blow the smoke away from the House. Storage jars were kept here, and animals were often Housed here. However, the House only met the essential needs of family life such as shelter, a place to prepare food, make clothing and pottery, care for animals, etc. Because of the heat in summer and the cold in the winter, Houses were built with few, if any, windows. This also provided more protection from intruders, but it meant that the Houses were dark and uninviting. The only escape from the dim, cramped interior of the House was the courtyard and especially the flat roof. Here, the women of the House could do many of their daily chores—the washing, weaving, drying of figs and dates, and even the cooking. ...
Unlike the poor, wealthy families built larger Houses which sometimes utilized cut stone. There is evidence that two story Houses were built throughout biblical times, the upper floor being reached by outside stairs or ladders
Chorister - (Greek: choros, a band of singers or dancers) A member of the body of singers entrusted with the musical part of the church service, and organized and instructed for that end; originallly, they were ecclesiastics or boys trained under ecclesiastical care in a House attached to the cathedral; lay and female choristers are a much later development
Majordomo - (Latin: major, elder; domus, House) ...
The chief governor of the papal Household, formerly Prefect of the Apostolic Palace, whose principal office is to supervise religious functions at which the pope and his court assist, to draw up nominations to court offices or posts of honor in the Vatican, and to act as Governor of the Conclave during a vacancy
Casement - ’ See, further, House, § 7
Institute of Brothers of Our Lady of Mercy - The mother-house is at Mechlin
Ebed-Melech - A servant of the king; probably an official title, an Ethiopian, "one of the eunuchs which was in the king's House;" i
Beth-Phage - House of the unripe fig, a village on the Mount of Olives, on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho (Matthew 21:1 ; Mark 11:1 ; Luke 19:29 ), and very close to Bethany
Buttery - ) An apartment in a House where butter, milk and other provisions are kept
Notre Dame de Montreal, Congregation of - The congregation has 170 Houses, including schools, colleges, a teachers' institute, normal schools, a cooking school, business schools, and kindergartens, in Canada, and the United States. The mother-house is in Montreal; the total number of religious is about 1,900
Igal - Son of Shemaiah of the royal House of David ( 1 Chronicles 3:22 )
Woodworker - Person who worked with wood in some sense—cutting trees in a forest (1 Kings 5:6 ); bringing the logs to where they were needed (1 Kings 5:9 ); building the House and the furniture needed for it (2 Kings 22:6 ); and making beautiful objects of art from wood
Diptera - ) An extensive order of insects having only two functional wings and two balancers, as the House fly, mosquito, etc
Adobe - ) An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe House, in Texas or New Mexico
Bethlehem - Ruth 1:1 (c) From Bethlehem to Moab represents the backsliding of a child of GOD who leaves the "House of Bread" (which is the meaning of the word), the place where GOD blesses, and travels back into the world to enjoy the things that strangers have to offer
Reencloth - ) A board or court of justice formerly held in the counting House of the British sovereign's Household, composed of the lord steward and his officers, and having cognizance of matters of justice in the Household, with power to correct offenders and keep the peace within the verge of the palace, which extends two hundred yards beyond the gates
Sheep Gate - Between the tower of Meah and the chamber of the corner, or gate of the guard House or prison gate
Whang - ) Formerly, a House-cleaning party
Lombard - ) Same as Lombard-house
Underpinning - of a frame House
Beth-Abara - Beth-abara (bĕth'ăb'a-rah, or bĕth'ah-bâ'-rah), House of the ford, a place beyond Jordan
Rector - (Latin: rego, rule) ...
(1) A priest placed in charge of a church which is neither a parochial nor a capitular church nor annexed to the House of a religious community for its religious functions; loosely used also to designate a pastor, and hence the term rectory
Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine - The mother-house is at Lakewood, Ohio
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary - The mother-house is in Dubuque, Iowa
Sisters of the Assumption - The congregation has Houses and schools in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, England, Denmark, North America, Central America, South America, and the Philippines. The mother-house is at Val Notre Dame, Antheit, Belgium
Sainte-Chapelle - Built in 1248 by Saint Louis of France to House the relic of the Crown of Thorns, it adjoined his palace of La Cite, and is one of the most admired and imitated structures of its kind in the world
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Buffalo) - The mother-house is in the city of Buffalo
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Detroit) - The mother-house is at Nazareth
Society of the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jes - The mother-house is in Paris, France
Sisters of the Holy Childhood of Jesus And Mary - The mother-house is at Metz
Society of Our Lady of the Retreat in the Cenacle - The society has Houses of retreats in Belgium, England, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, and the United States. The mother-house is at Brussels, Belgium
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Brooklyn) - The mother-house is now in Brentwood, New York
Society of Saint Raphael - In 1883 at the instigation of Peter Paul Cahensly a New York branch was established, and in 1889 a place of shelter called the Leo House was founded to supplement its work
Dorcas - ’ The description recalls the ‘Talitha cumi, scene in Jairus’ House ( Mark 5:41 )
Jason - The Jews assaulted his House in order to seize Paul, but failing to find him, they dragged Jason before the ruler of the city (Acts 17:5-9 )
Jehoiada - Married, king Jehoram's daughter, sister of king Ahaziah, on whose death by Jehu's hands the queen mother Athaliah slew all the seed royal; but Jehosheba stole Joash the youngest son, and with her husband hid him in the House of God six years. ...
The second to guard the king's House (2 Chronicles 23:5, not the royal palace, but the young king's place of residence in the temple), at the gate behind the guard, i. The third to guard the House (the temple) "that it be not broken down" (Keil, "to ward off" intruders), "to be guards ('porters') of the thresholds" (of the ascent to the temple, 1 Chronicles 9:19 margin, 2 Chronicles 23:4 margin). ...
Those relieved on the sabbath, whom Jehoiada still retained (for "he dismissed not the courses," 2 Chronicles 23:8) kept watch of Jehovah's House about (in respect to) the king (2 Kings 11:7) in two divisions; these answer to (2 Chronicles 23:5) "all the people (the remainder besides the three bodies under the captains) in the courts of the House of Jehovah" (2 Kings 11:13; 2 Kings 11:19). " Joash repaired the House by his help, "doing that which was right in the sight of Jehovah" all the days "wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him. " Joash ordered "the money of the dedicated things" to be applied to the repair of the temple, namely,...
(1) "the money of every one that passeth" the census (not "the account), half a shekel, Exodus 30:13;...
(2) "the money that every man is set (valued) at," namely, the valuation in redeeming the firstborn (Numbers 18:15-16), or in payment for a vow;...
(3) "all the money that cometh into any man's heart to bring into the House of Jehovah," freewill offerings. entrance into Jehovah's House, to receive the people's freewill offerings for the repairs. his jealous care, amidst the irregularities of a revolution, that none should "come into Jehovah's House save the priests and ministering Levites," also that Athaliah should be thrust forth outside "the ranges," and not be slain "in the House of Jehovah," 2 Chronicles 23:6; 2 Chronicles 23:14), and zeal for the Lord's honour and the purity of His worship, were conspicuous in Jehoiada. Jehoiada had saved Joash's life and throne, and had been God's providential instrument in preventing the extinction of David's line, which then hung upon the one seemingly frail thread, but which could not be broken since to it belonged the promises of Messiah; he had stifled the idolatry transplanted into Judah by Joram's marriage into apostate Ahab's House, and restored Jehovah's worship. He therefore was honoured (1 Samuel 2:30) with the unique privilege of interment "among the kings in the city of David, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God and toward His (God's) House. " The fickle people, princes, and king soon forgot all his benefits, and slew his son Zechariah "in the court of the Lord's House," (the very scene of Jehoiada's reverent care to remove pollution, 2 Chronicles 23:14, in restoring the throne and the temple,) for his faithful reproofs of their idolatry (2 Chronicles 24:15-16; 2 Chronicles 24:20-22). The second priest was "officer in the House of Jehovah. " The high priest was "chief governor in the House of Jehovah"; then the second priest; then the 24 "governors of the sanctuary and of the House of God" (Jeremiah 20:1; 1 Chronicles 24:5)
Home - ]'>[1] , and Acts 5:42 Revised Version ; Authorized Version ‘from House to House’ and ‘in every House’); while κατʼ οἴκους in Acts 20:20 = ‘from House to House,’ Authorized Version and Revised Version , private as opposed to public teaching being referred to; and κατὰ τοὺς οἴκουη in Acts 8:3 = ‘[2] into every House. ]'>[3] ‘among the people’), and ἐνδημεῖν, ‘to be absent from home’; perhaps also by the phrase, ἐν τοῖς τοῦ Πατρός μου, ‘in my Father’s House’ (figuratively, or else lit. Thus in the Pastoral Epistles the bishop must be husband of one wife, given to hospitality, ruling well his own House, having his children in subjection; for ruling his family well leads to his ruling his flock well; a test of his having trained his children well is that they believe, and are not accused of riot and are not unruly (1 Timothy 3:1-5, Titus 1:6). Deacons must be husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own Houses well (1 Timothy 3:12). These Epistles also deal generally with Christian home life; the faithful are to provide for their own Households (1 Timothy 5:8); married women must be good House workers (above, 1; cf. ’ For the large guest-rooms which made this possible on a comparatively extended scale, see House. Paul (Acts 16:15; Acts 16:40), the jailer there brings the apostles into his House and sets meat before them (Acts 16:34); Titus Justus at Corinth (Acts 18:7), Philip at Caesarea (Acts 21:8), Mnason of Cyprus at Jerusalem, or at a village between Caesarea and Jerusalem (Acts 21:16; see W
Oratory - The code of canon law distinguishes three kinds of oratories: ...
public, which is intended for the use of the members of a religious community or of an institution, but which the faithful at large may legitimately attend, at least during divine services, and to which they have access directly from the outside
semi-public, which is intended principally for the use of the religious community in whose House it is erected, and to which the faithful have no right of entry, though they may occasionally be allowed to attend some special function
private, or domestic, which is erected in a private House for the convenience of a private family
Migne, Jacques Paul - Later he erected a printing-house in the suburb Petit-Montrouge where he published reference works on Scripture, theology, history, apologetics, sacred oratory, philosophy, science, monasticism, canon law, liturgy, and most important of all, collections of the Greek and Latin Fathers. " His printing-house was destroyed by fire 1870; the Franco-German War inflicted great losses
Jer'Oham -
Father of Elkanah, the father of Samuel, of the House of Kohath. ) ...
A descendant of Aaron, of the House of Immer, the leader of the sixteenth course of priests; son of Pashur, and father of Adaiah
Jacques Migne - Later he erected a printing-house in the suburb Petit-Montrouge where he published reference works on Scripture, theology, history, apologetics, sacred oratory, philosophy, science, monasticism, canon law, liturgy, and most important of all, collections of the Greek and Latin Fathers. " His printing-house was destroyed by fire 1870; the Franco-German War inflicted great losses
Salutation - The profusely polite Arab asks so many questions after your health, your happiness, your welfare, your House, and other things, that a person ignorant of the habits of the country would imagine there must be some secret ailment or mysterious sorrow oppressing you, which you wished to conceal, so as to spare the feelings of a dear, sympathizing friend, but which he, in the depth of his anxiety, would desire to hear of. I have often listened to these prolonged salutations in the House, the street, and the highway, and not unfrequently I have experienced their tedious monotony, and I have bitterly lamented useless waste of time" (Porter, Through Samaria, etc
Hall - ) The chief room in a castle or manor House, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord's family with the retainers and servants, also for cooking and eating. ) A name given to many manor Houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion House
Algum - Used for pillars and stairs in the Lord's House and the king's House, and for harps and psalteries
Partition - ) That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; separating boundary; dividing line or space; specifically, an interior wall dividing one part or apartment of a House, an inclosure, or the like, from another; as, a brick partition; lath and plaster partitions. ; as, to partition a House
Sparrow, - ' It is alluded to in the Psalms as a lonely one upon the Housetop, and as such finding a House in the courts of God's House
Floor - That part of a building or room on which we walk the bottom or lower part, consisting, in modern Houses, of boards, plands or pavement as the floor of a House, room, bar, stable or outhouse. FLOOR, To lay a floor to cover timbers with a floor to furnish with a floor as, to floor a House with pine boards
Pahath Moab - ) Head of a chief House of Judah. The most numerous family (2,818) in the lists, except the Benjamite House of Senaah (Nehemiah 7:38)
Repair - ) To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend; as, to repair a House, a road, a shoe, or a ship; to repair a shattered fortune. ; as, a House in good, or bad, repair; the book is out of repair
Simon - ...
Descendant of Juda (1Paralipomenon 4)
Simon, surnamed Thasi, brother of Judas Machabeus (1Machabees 2)
Simon of the tribe of Benjamin; governor of the Temple (2Machabees 3)
Simon who is called Peter, the Apostle (Matthew 4)
Simon the Cananean, the Apostle (Matthew 10)
one of the relatives of Our Lord, identified erroneously with the preceding (Matthew 13)
Simon the leper, a resident of Bethany (Matthew 26)
a Pharisee at whose House the penitent woman washed the feet of Jesus (Luke 7)
Simon the Cyrenean, who helped Our Lord carry the Cross (Matthew 27)
the father of Judas (John 6)
Simon Magus, a magician in the time of the Apostles (Acts 8)
Simon the tanner, a Christian of Joppe, in whose House Peter had the vision commanding him to receive the Gentiles into the faith (Acts 10)
Simon called Niger, a Christian living at Antioch in the time of the Apostles (Acts 13)
Theatre - In modern times, a House for the exhibition of dramatic performances, as tragedies, comedies and farces a play-house comprehending the stage, the pit, the boxes, galleries and orchester
Within - In the inner part as the space within the walls of a House a man contented and happy within himself. In the House in any inclosure
Changers of Money - It made what God designed to be "a House of prayer for all people" (Isaiah 56:7) to become "a House of merchandise. Then and then only shall the temple be mate "a House of prayer for all people" (Isaiah 2:2-4)
Home - a House, a close place, or place or rest. A dwelling House the House or place in which one resides
Eliakim - Hilkiah's son, over Hezekiah's Household (Isaiah 36:3). As Joseph over Pharaoh's palace, Azrikam "governor of Ahaz' House" (2 Chronicles 28:7); chamberlain, treasurer, prefect of the palace (Genesis 41:40), chief minister. "...
Type of Messiah: "the key of the House of David will I lay upon his shoulder (the key hung from the kerchief on the shoulder as emblem of his office, or figuratively for sustaining the government on his shoulder); so he shall open and none shall shut:, and he shall shut and none shall open;" i. , all access to the royal House shall be through him. ...
As Eliakim supplanted Shebna, so Christ the Heir of David's throne shall supplant all the stewards who abuse their trust in God's spiritual House, the church and the world (hereafter to become coextensive with the church): Hebrews 3:2-6
Simon - Simon the Leper, at whose House 'a woman' anointed the head of the Lord. By comparing these passages with John 12:1-3 it seems evident that Martha and Mary lived in Simon's House (they were perhaps in some way related to him), and that Mary was the woman alluded to. Simon the Pharisee, who invited the Lord to his House, where a woman 'who was a sinner' anointed the feet of the Lord. Simon the Tanner, at whose House Peter was lodging at Joppa when sent for by Cornelius
Nabal - A man of the House of Caleb, who had large possessions in Carmel
Pithom - Pithom (pî'thom), House or temple, of Tum, who was the sun-god of Heliopolis, a "treasure city," or depot of provisions, built by the Israelites in Goshen
Jesus-Mary, Congregation of - The congregation has 70 Houses, including colleges, normal schools, boarding and day schools, orphanages, dispensaries, and guesthouses, in France, Spain, England, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, India, Argentina, Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The mother-house is in Rome; the total number of religious Isaiah 1,600
Institute of Bon Secours (Troyes) - The order has approximately 120 Houses, in France, Belgium, England, Italy, Spain, and Africa. The mother-house is in Troyes
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart - The mother-house is in Rome, Italy
je'Ush - (1 Chronicles 7:10,11 ) ...
A Gershonite Levite, of the House of Shimei
Hinge - In Syria, and especially in the Hauran, there are many ancient doors, consisting of stone slabs with pivots carved out of the same piece inserted in sockets above and below, and fixed during the building of the House" (Proverbs 26:14 )
Bethuel - Man of God, or virgin of God, or House of God
Spices - Spices were stored by Hezekiah in his treasure-house (2 Kings 20:13 ; Isaiah 39:2 )
Gabbatha - , "the ridge of the House" = "the temple-mound," on a part of which the fortress of Antonia was built
Heavenward - Should not I also both suffer and labor the more joyously because my way lies towards heaven, and I am on pilgrimage to my Father's House, my soul's dear home and resting place? ...
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Customer - ) A person with whom a business House has dealings; as, the customers of a bank
Mary Magdalen Postel, Saint - Educated by Benedictines at Valognes, she founded the Sisters of Christian Schools and of Mercy, at Cherbourg, 1807, established her mother-house at Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, 1832, and adopted the rule of the School Brothers of Saint John Baptist de La Salle
Window - (See House. Houses abutting on a town wall often had projecting windows looking into the country
Ben - ) The inner or principal room in a hut or House of two rooms; - opposed to but, the outer apartment
Bumper - ) A covered House at a theater, etc
Beth-Millo - (behth-mee' loh) Place name meaning, “house of fulness
Beth-Nimrah - (behth-nih' rah) Place name meaning, “house of the panther
Beth-Rapha - (behth-ray' fuh) Place name meaning, “house of a giant
Holy And Immaculate Heart of Mary, Congregation of - The religious, numbering 250, are also in charge of schools and pharmacies; the mother-house is at Pondicherry
Beth-le-Aphrah - ]'>[1] ‘house of Aphrah’)
Descry - The House of Joseph sent to descry Bethel
Key - See House, § 6
Meraioth - A priestly House in the days of Joiakim ( Nehemiah 12:15 = Meremoth of Nehemiah 12:3 )
Ahio - While Uzzah walked at the side of the ark, Ahio went before it, guiding the oxen which drew the cart, after having brought it from his father's House at Gibeah (the Benjamite quarter of Kirjath-jearim) (2 Samuel 6:3-4; 1 Chronicles 13:7)
Entree - ) A coming in, or entrance; hence, freedom of access; permission or right to enter; as, to have the entree of a House
Pretender - , the heir of the royal family of Stuart, who laid claim to the throne of Great Britain, from which the House was excluded by law
Alexius, Saint - According to legend he secretly left his wife on the night of their wedding, and after seventeen years at Edessa returned to Rome, living hidden in his father's House until his death
Ferret - " Gosse refers it to the House mouse, from its squeak. Rather the gecko, which croaks as a frog and has feet so formed as to walk on the ceilings of Houses which it enters (Leviticus 29:30, Speaker's Commentary)
Guest - A visitor a stranger or friend, entertained in the House or at the table of another, whether by invitation or otherwise
Tarfon, rabbi - 117) Mishnaic sage, an adherent of the House of Shammai, a contemporary of Rabbis and Joshua ben Hananiah
Translation - ' Abner threatened to translate the kingdom from the House of Saul to David
Ahi'Tub - ) ...
Son of Amariah, and father of Zadok the high priest, (1 Chronicles 6:7,8 ; 2 Samuel 8:17 ) of the House of Eleazar
Ahim'Elech - He gave David the shew bread to eat, and the sword of Goliath; and for so doing was put to death, with his whole House, by Saul's order
Servants of the Most Blessed Sacrament - The congregation has Houses in France, Belgium, Canada, and Brazil. The mother-house is at Angers
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Pittsburgh) - Mother-house transferred to Baden, Pennsylvania in 1901
Sisters of the Holy Family -(San Francisco) - The mother-house is in San Francisco
Beth-Nim'Rah - (house of leopards ) one of the fenced cities on the east of Jordan taken and built by the tribe of Gad ( Numbers 32:36 ) and described as being in the valley beside Beth-haran
az'Riel -
The head of a House of the half tribe of Manasseh beyond Jordan, a man of renown
Parish House - " Such building is called the"Parish House," and is absolutely necessary for any active andgrowing Parish
Guest-Chamber - Peter and John, sent by Jesus to prepare His last Passover, are told to ask the master of the House to which they would be guided, ‘Where is the (Mk. ...
We must associate several incidents in the life of our Lord besides the last Passover with the guest-chambers of the Houses in which they took place, e. the anointing, in the House of Simon the Pharisee, by the woman who was a sinner (Luke 7:36 ff. ); the later anointing by Mary of Bethany in the House of Simon the Leper (John 12:1 ff. ...
The guest-chamber occupied in our Lord’s time, as it does at the present day, an important place in the arrangement and economy of Oriental Houses. It varied in position and character with the size of the House. The smaller Houses (see House) had only one court; in these the guest-chamber was on the ground-floor, the women’s apartments being above. But in the larger Houses of the wealthier classes, which had two or three courts, the women’s apartments were hidden away in an inner court, and the guest-chamber occupied the first floor of the outer court (hence ἀνάγαιον, ὑπερῷον). In some cases a room on the flat roof, the most pleasant and most retired part of the House, was used as a guest-chamber. ...
The guest-chamber was, of course, furnished according to the means of the owner of the House. The couches and tables, which in the larger Houses were placed on a raised part of the guest-chamber called the lîwan, occupied three sides of a square, and the guests reclined with their heads toward the table, the feet outward toward the wall, and the left arm resting on a cushion. ...
Besides the guest-chambers of private Houses, there were, as there are now, in most villages one or more guest-chambers, provided and maintained at the public expense, for the accommodation of travellers who arrived in larger numbers than could be privately entertained. ‘House,’ ‘Hospitality’; Encyc. ‘House’; Jewish Encyclopedia, art. ‘House’; Trumbull, Studies in Oriental Social Life, pp
Clearing - ) The gross amount of the balances adjusted in the clearing House
Morganatic Marriage - (Latin: morganatica, a dowry given the morning after a wedding) ...
The valid and licit union of a prince or a member of a ruling House with a woman of greatly inferior rank, contracted with the understanding that the children have no right to succeed to the title of their father
Shabbethai - He was in charge of “external business of the House of God” (Nehemiah 11:16 REB): either maintaining outward appearance of the Temple or collecting the tithes
Joseph, Little Daughters of Saint - They have two Houses in Montreal, where the mother-house is located, and carry on their work in several seminaries
Little Daughters of Saint Joseph - They have two Houses in Montreal, where the mother-house is located, and carry on their work in several seminaries
Francis Clet, Blessed - Director of the internal seminary at mother-house of the Congregation of the Lazarists in Paris, he asked to be sent to China after the community had been disbanded by the Revolutionists
Library, Palatine - Original name of the Vatican Library, whose present name dates from 1588 when Pope Sixtus V commissioned Fontana to erect a new building to House the books of the old Palatine Library
Palatine Library - Original name of the Vatican Library, whose present name dates from 1588 when Pope Sixtus V commissioned Fontana to erect a new building to House the books of the old Palatine Library
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A son of Ephraim (1 Chronicles 7:20-23 ), born after the slaughter of his brothers, and so called by his father "because it went evil with his House" at that time
Bethany - Perhaps the name is compounded of Beth, an House; and hanah, affliction
Ephes-Dammim - , "house of bleeding", near Shochoh (q
Beth-Barah - House of crossing, a place south of the scene of Gideon's victory (Judges 7:24 )
Hiss - (Zechariah 10:8 ) speaks of the Lord gathering the House of Judah as it were with a hiss: "I will hiss for them
Beth-Jeshimoth - ("house of the wastes"
Jeshaiah - Member of family of Levites with responsibility for treasury of God's House under David (1 Chronicles 26:25 )
Door-Posts - The Jews, misunderstanding this injunction, adopted the custom of writing on a slip of parchment these verses (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 , and 11:13-21), which they enclosed in a reed or cylinder and fixed on the right-hand door-post of every room in the House
Beth-Anath - (behth-ay' nath) Place name meaning, “house of Anath
Marriage, Morganatic - (Latin: morganatica, a dowry given the morning after a wedding) ...
The valid and licit union of a prince or a member of a ruling House with a woman of greatly inferior rank, contracted with the understanding that the children have no right to succeed to the title of their father
Shal'Lecheth - (overthrow ) , The gate, one of the gates of the "house of Jehovah
Synagogue - A Jewish House of worship
Jason - The Thessalonian who received Paul and Silas (Acts 17:5-7; Acts 17:9), whom the mob therefore, after assaulting his House, dragged before the magistrates
Factory - ) A House or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers
Banshie - ) A supernatural being supposed by the Irish and Scotch peasantry to warn a family of the speedy death of one of its members, by wailing or singing in a mournful voice under the windows of the House
Callisthenes - A Syrian, captured by the Jews in a small House, where he had taken refuge after the great victory over Nicanor and Gorgias, in b
Novice - One that has entered a religious House but has not taken the vow a probationer
Platter - It may be said that the House has been beautifully repaired, painted and ornamented, but the tenant inside is evil, wicked and unclean
Ahio - He helped to drive the cart on which the ark was placed when removed from Ahinadab’s House ( 2 Samuel 6:3-4 , 1 Chronicles 13:7 )
Aviators - By a decree of 1920, Our Lady of Loreto was proclaimed patroness of aviators by the Holy See, in reference to the ancient tradition that the Holy House of Nazareth was miraculously carried through the air by angels
Manasseh - (Genesis 41:51) His name was given him by his father, because, he said, God had made him forget all his toil, and all his father's House
Azrikam - Governor of the House of king Ahaz: he was slain when the Israelites and Syrians invaded the land
Baron - ) A title or degree of nobility; originally, the possessor of a fief, who had feudal tenants under him; in modern times, in France and Germany, a nobleman next in rank below a count; in England, a nobleman of the lowest grade in the House of Lords, being next below a viscount
Amminadab - A chief of a Levitical House ( 1 Chronicles 15:10 f
Judah - Progenitor of King David, all the kings of the House of David, and the Moshiach
Seraglio - ) A harem; a place for keeping wives or concubines; sometimes, loosely, a place of licentious pleasure; a House of debauchery
Uest - ) A visitor; a person received and entertained in one's House or at one's table; a visitor entertained without pay
Doeg - Chief of Saul's herdsmen, an Edomite, who informed Saul of David's being aided by Ahimelech, and who afterwards slew the latter and his House — 85 priests
Kosher - Hence, designating a shop, store, House, etc
Lone - ) Being apart from other things of the kind; being by itself; also, apart from human dwellings and resort; as, a lone House
Kirjath-Jearim, or Kirjath-Baal - Here the ark was lodged for many years, in the House of Abinadab, till David removed it to Jerusalem, 1 Samuel 7:2 2 Samuel 6:2 1 Chronicles 13:1-14
Millo - The name of a family or of a fortress at Shechem; in the latter case, the "house of Millo" would mean the garrison of that fortress, Judges 9:6
Sisters of the Holy Ghost - The congregation has 350 Houses, including schools, orphanages, homes, hospitals, and day nurseries, in France, Belgium, England, and the United States. The mother-house is at Saint-Brieuc, France
Saint Joseph, Little Daughters of - They have two Houses in Montreal, where the mother-house is located, and carry on their work in several seminaries
Sisters of Providence - A House for novices and a training school for sisters was established at Domodossola, Italy. The congregation has Houses, including schools, in Italy, England, and Wales
Sisters of the Institute of Charity (Rosminians) - A House for novices and a training school for sisters was established at Domodossola, Italy. The congregation has Houses, including schools, in Italy, England, and Wales
Sisters of Christian Charity - The mother-house is at Rome
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Boston) - Established at Jamaica Plain in 1873, from the Brooklyn foundation at the request of Father Thomas Magennis; novitiate opened at Jamaica Plain in 1876, and after three transfers, established at Framingham, Massachusetts, mother-house at Brighton
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Head of a Benjamite House
Eleloheisrael - God had just before altered his name into Israel, 'a prince of God;' Jacob connected the blessing involved in this name with a piece of land he bought, instead of with God's House at Bethel, and calls the altar he had erected 'God, the God of Israel
Church Missions House - " For many years the headquarters of the Societywere in rented rooms in the Bible House, New York City. " The Church Mission House is a perfect beehive ofChurch work. The Church Missions House is well wortha visit by those who are visiting New York even for only a few days
Zimri - Fifth sovereign of northern Israel; originally captain of half Elah's chariots; reigned only seven days, after having slain Elah son of Baasha, (while drinking himself drunk in the House of Arza, steward of his House in Tirzah), and then all the House of Baasha, fulfilling the prophet Jehu's words: 929, 930 B
At - ) Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the House; to aim at a mark. It is less definite than in or on; at the House may be in or near the House
Widow - In such a circumstance she returned to her father’s home and was subjected to the Levirate rule whereby a close male relative surviving her husband was to produce a child through her in her husband’s behalf: “Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-inlaw, Remain a widow at thy father’s House, till Shelah my son be grown …” ( House at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the House, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them
Leprosy - Amaziah dwelt in a separate House, and the lepers were enjoined to proclaim their own condition by calling out, "Unclean, Unclean. There is also leprosy in the House (when they were come into the land), answering to manifest sin in a christian assembly, which must be removed, or the assembly must be dissolved. Holiness becomes God's House
At - ) Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the House; to aim at a mark. It is less definite than in or on; at the House may be in or near the House
Eli - He was of the family of Ithamar, Aaron's youngest son; for his descendant Ahimelech or Abiathar, 1 Samuel 14:3; 1 Samuel 22:20; 2 Samuel 8:17, is expressly said to be of that House. He sat watching for news in the open road; and when he heard the disastrous intelligence, the death of his two sons, and, worst of all the capture of the ark by the Philistines, he who could have borne the desolation of his own House sank down in grief, and his neck brake, and he died. Part of the fulfillment of the threatening against Eli's House is noted in 1 Kings 2:27
Houses - The following description of oriental Houses will serve to illustrate several passages of Scripture. The principal design of this quadrangle, is to give light to the House, and admit the fresh air into the apartments; it is also the place where the master of the House entertains his company, who are seldom or never honoured with admission into the inner apartments. Shaw, the middle of the House, and literally answers to το μ εσον of the evangelist, into which the man afflicted with the palsy was let down through the ceiling, with his couch, before Jesus, Luke 5:19 . Hence, he conjectures that our Lord was at this time instructing the people in the court of one of these Houses; and it is by no means improbable, that the quadrangle was to him and his Apostles a favourite situation, while they were engaged in disclosing the mysteries of redemption. The court is for the most part surrounded with a cloister, over which, when the House has a number of stories, a gallery is erected of the same dimensions with the cloister, having a balustrade, or else a piece of carved or latticed work, going round about, to prevent people from failing from it into the court. The doors of the enclosure round the House are made very small; but the doors of the Houses very large, for the purpose of admitting a copious stream of fresh air into their apartments. Irwin describes the windows in Upper Egypt as having the same form and dimensions; and says expressly, that one of the windows of the House in which they lodged, and through which they looked into the street, more resembled a pigeon hole than any thing else. In the Houses of the fashionable and the gay, the lower part of the walls is adorned with rich hangings of velvet or damask, tinged with the liveliest colours, suspended on hooks, or taken down at pleasure. Of this extravagance the indignant seer loudly complains: "Wo unto him that saith, I will build me a wide House and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows: and it is ceiled with cedar, and painted with vermilion," Jeremiah 22:14 . And the Psalmist sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob, "Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my House, nor go up into my bed, until I find out a place for the Lord," Psalms 132:3 . It is surrounded by a wall breast-high, which forms the partition with the contiguous Houses, and prevents one from falling into the street on the one side, or into the court on the other. This answers to the battlements which Moses commanded the people of Israel to make for the roof of their Houses, for the same reason. "When thou buildest a new House, then thou shall make a battlement, מעקה , for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine House, if any man fall from thence," Deuteronomy 22:8 . Rahab concealed the spies on the roof, with the stalks of flax which she had laid in order to dry, Joshua 2:6 ; the king of Israel, according to the custom of his country, rose from his bed, and walked upon the roof of his House, to enjoy the refreshing breezes of the evening, 2 Samuel 11:2 ; upon the top of the House the prophet conversed with Saul, about the gracious designs of God, respecting him and his family, 1 Samuel 9:25 ; to the same place Peter retired to offer up his devotions, Acts 10:9 ; and in the feast of tabernacles, under the government of Nehemiah, booths were erected, as well upon the terraces of their Houses, as in their courts, and in the streets of the city, Nehemiah 8:16 . In Judea, the inhabitants sleep upon the tops of their Houses during the heats of summer, in arbours made of the branches of trees, or in tents of rushes. Pococke was at Tiberias, in Galilee, he was entertained by the sheik's steward, and with his company supped upon the top of the House for coolness, according to their custom, and lodged there likewise, in a sort of closet of about eight feet square, formed of wicker-work, plastered round toward the bottom, but without any door, each person having his cell. In like manner, the Persians take refuge during the day in subterraneous chambers, and pass the night on the flat roofs of their Houses. The expression, "to dig through Houses," occurs, Job 24:16 . Ward, "in Bengal very frequently dig through the mud walls, and under the clay floors of Houses, and, entering unperceived, plunder them while the inhabitants are asleep. " Our Lord's parable of the foolish man who built his House on the sand derives illustration from the following passages in Ward's "View," and Belzoni's "Travels:" "The fishermen in Bengal build their huts in the dry season on the beds of sand, from which the river has retired. They generally erect fences of earth and reeds around their villages, to keep the water from their Houses; but the force of this inundation baffled all their efforts. The rapid stream carried off all that was before it; men, women, children, cattle, corn, every thing was washed away in an instant, and left the place where the village stood without any thing to indicate that there had ever been a House on the spot. " House is taken for family: "The Lord plagued Pharaoh and his House. "What is my House, that thou hast brought me hitherto?" 2 Samuel 7:18 . So Joseph was of the House of David, Luke 1:27 ; Luke 2:4 ; but more especially he was of his royal lineage, or family; and, as we conceive, in the direct line or eldest branch of the family; so that he was next of kin to the throne, if the government had still continued in possession of the descendants of David. House is taken for kindred: it is a Christian's duty to provide first for those of his own House, 1 Timothy 5:8 , his family, his relatives
Newark, New Jersey, City of - A mother-house of the Sisters of Charity was established, 1860; the Christian Brothers began their educational work, 1866; the House of Good Shepherd was founded, 1875; and the Dominican Nuns from Ouillins, France, made a foundation, in 1880
Stocks - The prophet Jeremiah was confined in the first sort, (Jeremiah 20:2 ) which appears to have been a common mode of punishment in his day, (Jeremiah 29:26 ) as the prisons contained a chamber for the special purpose, termed "the House of the pillory. " (2 Chronicles 16:10 ) (Authorized Version "prison-house")
Zacchaeus - When our Lord reached the spot he looked up to the publican among the branches, and addressing him by name, told him to make haste and come down, as he intended that day to abide at his House. At Er-riha (Jericho) there is a large, venerable looking square tower, which goes by the traditional name of the House of Zacchaeus
Free And Open Churches - These words express the idea embodied in amovement in the American Church that has been making for many yearsto make the House of Prayer what it was originally, viz. free forall people, no reserved or rented pews, but every seat free andunreserved, so that high and low, rich and poor alike shall be equalin the Father's House; and open not simply when there is a service,but open all the time for private prayer as well as public. It is found that many earnestand devout souls, homeless perhaps, or dwellers in hotels orboarding-houses where there is little or no privacy, as well asothers, gladly avail themselves of this privilege of the OpenChurch and find comfort in it
Stocks - Prisons had usually a chamber for the purpose called "the House of the pillory" (2 Chronicles 16:10, KJV "prison House")
Akeldama - The identification has not been traced earlier than the Crusaders, who erected here a charnel-house, the ruins of which still remain a vault about 70 feet long and 20 feet wide (internal dimensions) erected over and covering the entrance to some of the ancient rock-cut tombs which abound in the valley. The skulls and bones which once thickly strewed the floor of this charnel-house have all been removed to a modern Greek monastery adjacent
Entrance - The act of entering into a place as the entrance of a person into a House or an apartment. The act of entering a ship or goods at the custom-house
Teraphim - Michal the wife of David had one in her House, and laid it in the bed when David escaped. Micah also had them in his House, and regarded them as 'gods
Backsliding - On the latter passage Chrysostom observes, "When a House has a strong foundation, suppose an arch fall, some of the beams break, or a wall decline, while the foundation is good, these breaches may be repaired; so in religion, whilst a person maintains the true doctrines, and remains on the firm rock, though he fall, true repentance may restore him to the favour and image of God: but as in a House, when the foundation is bad, nothing can save the building from ruin; so when heretical doctrines are admitted for a foundation, nothing can save the professor from destruction
Religious of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Sheph - A branch of the order of Our Lady of Charity of the Refuge, founded by Saint John Eudes at Caen, France, 1641; the government of the order was centralized by Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, who established a mother-house at Angers in 1835 with the approval of the Holy See and under the title of the present Institute. The mother-house is still at Angers, France
Society of the Blessed Sacrament - In the Houses of these Fathers, the Blessed Sacrament is always exposed for adoration, and the sanctuary never without adorers. All the Houses in France were closed by the government in 1900, but Perpetual Adoration is continued in the Blessed Sacrament chapel in Paris. The general mother-house is at Rome; the novitiate for North America at Quebec, Canada. From every House of the congregation emanates a series of Eucharistic works, as: Eucharistic Weeks, or, Lights and Flowers; People's Eucharistic League; Priests' Eucharistic League; Sacerdotal Eucharistic League, etc
Testimonials - So, also, whena Bishop is elected, testimonials of his election by the Conventionwhich elected him, and from the House of Deputies of the GeneralConvention, or from the Standing Committees of the various Dioceses,of their approbation of his election and also of his fitness for theoffice of a Bishop, must be presented to the House of Bishops beforeorder can be taken for his consecration
Cellites - The mother-house is Aix-la-Chapelle. They have 18 Houses in the United States, England, Germany, and Belgium, and are in charge of various hospitals and asylums
Eutychus - Fortunate, (Acts 20:9-12 ), a young man of Troas who fell through drowsiness from the open window of the third floor of the House where Paul was preaching, and was "taken up dead
Avenue - ) The principal walk or approach to a House which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered
el-Bethel - (ehl-behth' uhl) Place name meaning, “god of the House of El (god)
Pihahiroth - (pi huh hi' rahth) Hebrew place name derived from the Egyptian, “house of Hathor” and interpreted in Hebrew as “mouth of canals
Ezel - ) Near Saul's House, the scene of David and Jonathan's parting (1 Samuel 20:19)
Ancilla Domini Sisters - The community has 345 Houses, including schools, hospitals, orphanages, and homes for the aged in Germany, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, England, and the United States. The provincial mother-house for America is at Donaldson, Indiana; the total number of religious Isaiah 4,008
Daphne - Beit el-Mâ (‘House of Waters’) about 5 miles from Antioch
Vapour - We move from one House to another part of the city, and in a very short time those in the old neighborhood forget that we ever lived there; even the name is forgotten
Cage - Jeremiah 5:27 (b) This is a name given to a home, synagogue, or temple where Satan's deceits are Housed and protected, as the church building of a cult which is anti-Christian. ...
Revelation 18:2 (a) It reveals that there are religious systems which House Satanic forces and hold them in such a grip that no Gospel and no emancipating power from Heaven is permitted to enter and deliver
Sceva - His seven sons, Jews, exorcised demons in Jesus' name, whereupon the demon-possessed leaped on two of them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of the House naked and wounded: (Acts 19:14-16; the Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus manuscripts read "prevailed against both"
Colt - The male is called a House-colt, and the female is called a filly
Covet - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors House, wife or servant
Habitation - Place of abode a settled dwelling a mansion a House or other place in which man or any animal dwells
Sheshbazzar - "Sheshbazzar laid the foundation of the House of God in Jerusalem" as Zechariah (Zechariah 4:9) foretold that Zerubbabel should do (compare Ezra 1:11 with Ezra 2:1-2)
Abroad - ) Without a certain confine; outside the House; away from one's abode; as, to walk abroad
Together - ) In company or association with respect to place or time; as, to live together in one House; to live together in the same age; they walked together to the town
Beth-Phage - A well-known village, mentioned in the gospel, (see Matthew 21:1) It should seem to be derived from Pep, opening; and Geeah, valley: the House of the valley
Mob - ) To crowd about, as a mob, and attack or annoy; as, to mob a House or a person
Mera'Ioth -
A descendant of Eleazar the son of Aaron and head of a priestly House. (1 Chronicles 9:11 ; Nehemiah 11:11 ) ...
The head of one of the Houses of priests, which in the time of Joiakim the son of Jeshua was represented by helkai
i'Shi -
A man of the descendants of Judah, son of Appaim, (1 Chronicles 2:31 ) one of the great House of Hezron
i'Shi -
A man of the descendants of Judah, son of Appaim, (1 Chronicles 2:31 ) one of the great House of Hezron
Lase - ) To furnish (a window, a House, a sash, a ease, etc
Spikenard - The ointment with which our Lord was anointed in Simon's House at Bethany was this nêrd, and was very costly
Sisters of the Holy Cross (Notre Dame, Indiana) - The mother-house is in Notre Dame, Indiana
Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary - The congregation manages schools, hospitals, orphanages, homes for the aged, kinder gartens, dispensaries, and Houses of retreat for women in France, Canada, and the United States. The mother-house is at Paris
Sisters of the Heart of Mary - The congregation manages schools, hospitals, orphanages, homes for the aged, kinder gartens, dispensaries, and Houses of retreat for women in France, Canada, and the United States. The mother-house is at Paris
George Pugh - Served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1848 to 1850
Society of the Holy Child Jesus - The mother-house is in Rome, Italy
Zipporah - When Moses fled from Egypt into Midian, and there stood up in defense of the daughters of Jethro, priest or prince of Midian, against shepherds who would have hindered them form watering their flocks, Jethro took him into his House, and gave him his daughter Zipporah in marriage, Exodus 2:15-22 ; 4:25 ; 18:2-4
Gemari'ah - He was one of the nobles of Judah, and had a chamber int he House of the Lord, from which Baruch read Jeremiah's alarming prophecy in the ears of all the people, B
Hall - Other translations have House (KJV), nave (NAS, NRSV), or sanctuary (REB). It is unclear whether this hall was a separate building or the entrance to the House of the Forest of Lebanon or even the whole palace complex. Belshazzar's banqueting hall (KJV banquet House) was the scene of the famous handwriting on the wall ( Daniel 5:10 )
Wealth - ...
Hôn usually refers to movable goods considered as “wealth”: “But if he [1] be found, he shall restore seven-fold; he shall give all the substance of his House” ( House: and his righteousness endureth for ever” ( House for love, it would utterly be contemned” (Song of Rahab - They had been exposed to danger in Jericho, and had been saved by the fidelity of Rahab the harlot, to whose House they had gone for protection. "Rahab's being asked to bring out the spies to the soldiers (Joshua 2:3 ) sent for them, is in strict keeping with Eastern manners, which would not permit any man to enter a woman's House without her permission. The fact of her covering the spies with bundles of flax which lay on her House-roof (2:6) is an 'undesigned coincidence' which strictly corroborates the narrative
Habitation - 1: οἰκητήριον (Strong's #3613 — Noun Neuter — oiketerion — oy-kay-tay'-ree-on ) "a habitation" (from oiketer, "an inhabitant," and oikos, "a dwelling"), is used in Jude 1:6 , of the heavenly region appointed by God as the dwelling place of angeles; in 2 Corinthians 5:2 , RV, "habitation," AV, "house," figuratively of the spiritual bodies of believers when raised or changed at the return of the Lord. See House. ...
4: ἔπαυλις (Strong's #1886 — Noun Feminine — epaulis — ep'-ow-lis ) "a farm, a dwelling" (epi, "upon," aulis, "a place in which to pass the night, a country House, cottage or cabin, a fold"), is used in Acts 1:20 of the habitation of Judas
Court - 25:31: “But the Houses of the villages which have no wall round about them shall be counted as the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the jubilee. ...
The predominant usage of châtsêr is “court,” whether of a House, a palace, or the temple. Each House generally had a courtyard surrounded by a wall or else one adjoined several homes: “Nevertheless a lad saw them, and told Absalom: but they went both of them away quickly, and came to a man’s House in Bahurim, which had a well in his court; whither they went down” ( House of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness” ( House, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem” ( House; outer court; palace”), epaulis (“farm; homestead; residence”), and kome (“village; small town”)
Convent - ) A House occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery
Grass - " That which grows upon the flattened terraces of eastern House-tops is very soon withered by the scorching rays of the sun
Dustan, Saint - Of the royal House of Scotland, he was educated by Saint Columba and embraced the monastic life under the Benedictine Rule
Drostan, Saint - Of the royal House of Scotland, he was educated by Saint Columba and embraced the monastic life under the Benedictine Rule
Abelbethmaachah - Meadow of the House of Maachah; a town in the tribe of Naphtali, north of lake Merom
Mount Saint Vincent, College of - College founded, 1910, at the mother-house of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, who conduct the college and preparatory school
Room - See House, § 2
Bethzur - House of rock, a town in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:58 ), about 4 miles to the north of Hebron
Laban - Jacob, one of the sons of this marriage, fled to the House of Laban, whose daughters Leah and Rachel (ch
Bethmarcaboth - ("house of the chariots"
Bethhaccerem - ("house of the vineyard"
Bethgamul - ("house of the weaned," elsewhere used of the camel). wide, the Houses of stone, the finest E
Jedidiah - Despite David's sin with Bathsheba and the death of the child of their sinful relationship, God showed His love to their child Solomon, thus underlining God's forgiving nature and His continued commitment to David and his royal House
Euodia - Euodia and Syntyche were perhaps deacons or else hostesses of House churches that met in their respective homes
Ahio - While Uzzah went by the side of the ark, he walked before it guiding the oxen which drew the cart on which it was carried, after having brought it from his father's House in Gibeah (1Chronicles 13:7; 2 Samuel 6:3,4 )
Aven - , "the House of vanity" (4:15), on account of the golden calves Jeroboam had set up there (1 Kings 12:28 )
Blockhouse - ) A House of squared logs
Budget - ) The annual financial statement which the British chancellor of the exchequer makes in the House of Commons
Hunter, Sylvester Joseph - He modernized the course of studies in Stonyhurst College and later directed the Jesuit House of studies at Saint Beuno's, where he wrote his valuable "Outlines of Dogmatic Theology
Beth-Dagon - BETH-DAGON (‘house of Dagon’)
Buzi - The father of the prophet Ezekiel ( Ezekiel 1:3 ) and consequently a member of the priestly House of Zadok
Agreeable - ) In pursuance, conformity, or accordance; - in this sense used adverbially for agreeably; as, agreeable to the order of the day, the House took up the report
Commoner - ) A member of the House of Commons
Domain - ) Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion House of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne
Earthly - ...
Our earthly House of this tabernacle
Fame - The fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's House, saying, Joseph's brethren are come
Opera - ) The House where operas are exhibited
Pomegranate - ) The fruit of the tree Punica Granatum; also, the tree itself (see Balaustine), which is native in the Orient, but is successfully cultivated in many warm countries, and as a House plant in colder climates
Warn - ) To make ware or aware; to give previous information to; to give notice to; to notify; to admonish; hence, to notify or summon by authority; as, to warn a town meeting; to warn a tenant to quit a House
Tomb - ) A House or vault, formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof, for the reception of the dead
Aphrah - The longer name used in modern translations means “house of dust” and is used to make a wordplay by Micah, the meaning of the name being more important than the actual city
e'Lah - ) He was killed while drunk, by Zimri, in the House of his steward Azra, who was probably a confederate in the plot
Receipt of Custom - He was a publican or tax- gatherer, or, as we should say, a custom House officer. The publicans had Houses or booths built for them at the foot of bridges, at the mouth of rivers, by the sea shore, and the parts of the lake of Gennesareth, or sea of Tiberias, to collect the taxes on passengers and merchandise
Beth-Shean - Beth-shean (bĕth'shç'an), House of quiet
Zarephath - (zăr'e-phăth), smelting-house, and Sarepta (sa-rĕp'tah)
Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul (Halif - The mother-house is at Halifax
Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of Mercy - The mother-house is at Tilburg, Nederlands
Sisters of Notre Dame (of Cleveland) - The mother-house is at Mülhausen, Germany
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Annecy - A province of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, established in England, Scotland, France, Switzerland, and India, with mother-house at Annecy, France. The congregation is in charge of elementary, day and boarding schools, a college, orphanages, workhouses, organizations for unemployed girls, hospitals, and dispensaries
Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Apparition - The congregation has approximately Houses, include schools, hospitals, and dispensaries in France, Italy, Malta, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Crete, Chios, Syria, Palestine, Turkey, Armenia, Africa, Burma, and Australia. The mother-house is at Marseilles
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny - The mother-house is in Paris
Sylvester Hunter - He modernized the course of studies in Stonyhurst College and later directed the Jesuit House of studies at Saint Beuno's, where he wrote his valuable "Outlines of Dogmatic Theology
Lydia - " She was led by the grace of God to receive the gospel with joy; and having been baptized, with her Household, constrained Paul and his fellow-laborers to make her House their home while at Philippi, Acts 16:14,40
Throstan, Saint - Of the royal House of Scotland, he was educated by Saint Columba and embraced the monastic life under the Benedictine Rule
Society of Marie Reparatrice - The order includes Houses of retreat, schools, lending libraries, study clubs, workrooms for the poor, orphanages, and dispensaries, in Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, England, Ireland, Canada, Africa, the United States, Cuba, and Palestine. The mother-house is in Rome
e'Lah - ) He was killed while drunk, by Zimri, in the House of his steward Azra, who was probably a confederate in the plot
Chamber - (Genesis 43:30 ; 2 Samuel 18:33 ; Psalm 19:5 ; Daniel 6:10 ) The word chamber in these passages has much the same significance as with us, meaning the private rooms of the House --the guest chamber, as with us, meaning a room set apart for the accommodation of the visiting friend
Bethab'Ara - (house of the ford ), a place beyond Jordan, in which according to the Received Text of the New Testament, John was baptizing
Lantern - (so called of its shining) occurs only in (John 18:3 ) (It there probably denotes any kind of covered light, in distinction from a simple taper or common House-light, as well as from a flambeau
Palace - It often designates the royal residence, and usually suggests a fortress or battlemented House. The principal building situated within the palace was, as in all eastern palaces, the great hall of state and audience, called "the House of the forest of Lebanon," apparently from the four rows of cedar pillars by which it was supported. Next in importance was the hall or "porch of judgment," a quadrangular building supported by columns, as we learn front Josephus, which apparently stood on the other side of the great court, opposite the House of the forest of Lebanon. Solomon constructed an ascent from his own House to the temple, "the House of Jehovah," (1 Kings 10:5 ) which was a subterranean passage 250 feet long by 42 feet wide, of which the remains may still be traced
King's Sons Free From Tribute, Parable of the - The time is after the Transfiguration; the place Capharnaum, probably the House of Peter; the occasion: the attempt to collect from Christ the annual temple tax, ordained by "the Law" (Exodus 30). Christ coming into the House confronted Peter (ere he could inform him of the incident) with the question: whether the king's sons must pay tribute and custom
Jezrael - Massacres, by which Jehu signaled the accession of his House to the throne, commenced there. With the fall of the House of Achab, the glory of Jezrael disappeared; only once more is the name mentioned, when the prophet Osee names the judgment of God, chastising and saving Israel, as the "great day of Jezrael" (Osee 1)
Jezrahel - Massacres, by which Jehu signaled the accession of his House to the throne, commenced there. With the fall of the House of Achab, the glory of Jezrael disappeared; only once more is the name mentioned, when the prophet Osee names the judgment of God, chastising and saving Israel, as the "great day of Jezrael" (Osee 1)
Jezreel - Massacres, by which Jehu signaled the accession of his House to the throne, commenced there. With the fall of the House of Achab, the glory of Jezrael disappeared; only once more is the name mentioned, when the prophet Osee names the judgment of God, chastising and saving Israel, as the "great day of Jezrael" (Osee 1)
Floor - ]'>[1] ( a ) in the primary sense of a House-floor, and ( b ) in the secondary sense of a threshing-floor, the Heb. Under ( a ) we have the earthen floor of the Tabernacle, Numbers 5:17 , and the wooden floor of the Temple, 1 Kings 6:15 (see House, § 4
Visitandines - Boarding-schools are attached to many of the Houses, e. Each convent is governed by a superior under the bishop of the diocese and independently of all other Houses, there being no mother-house. Doubts regarding observance are referred to the House of Annecy. The order has Houses in various countries of the world
Ethan - The Ezrahite, one of Mahol's (but Zerah's, of Judah, in 1 Chronicles 2:6 Darda; these Levites being associated with the House of Zerah of Judah by residence or citizenship, compare Judges 18:7; 1 Samuel 1:1) four sons, whose wisdom Solomon's surpassed (1 Kings 4:31); title of Psalms 89:2. of the House of Zerah) also appears in the title of Psalm 88, of which Psalm 89, is the complement
Self: Watchfulness Over - An old writer, speaking of men as stewards of God, urges upon them as wise traders and servants to look to themselves carefully, and take care of four Houses which are under their charge. Their warehouse, or heart and memory, wherein they should store up precious things, holy affections, grateful remembrances, celestial preparations, etc. Without a good stock in the warehouse there can be no good trade. Their workhouse, or their actions, wherein they retail to others for God's glory the grace entrusted to them; teaching the ignorant, comforting the poor, visiting the sick, eta. Their clock-house, meaning their speech, which must always, like a well-timed bell, speak the truth accurately; and meaning also their observance of time, redeeming it by promptly doing the duties of every hour. Their counting-house, or their conscience, which is to be scrupulously watched, and no false reckonings allowed, lest we deceive our own souls
Nuns of the Visitation of Mary - Boarding-schools are attached to many of the Houses, e. Each convent is governed by a superior under the bishop of the diocese and independently of all other Houses, there being no mother-house. Doubts regarding observance are referred to the House of Annecy. The order has Houses in various countries of the world
Obed-Edom - At Obed-edom's House David left the ark of the covenant following the death of Uzzah at the hand of God (2 Samuel 6:6-11 ). Obed-edom was unusually blessed of God (probably a reference to prosperity) during the three months the ark was at his House
Galesians - Boarding-schools are attached to many of the Houses, e. Each convent is governed by a superior under the bishop of the diocese and independently of all other Houses, there being no mother-house. Doubts regarding observance are referred to the House of Annecy. The order has Houses in various countries of the world
Courses - David divided the priests into 24 courses: 16 of them were of the House of Eleazar, and 8 of Ithamar. At the end of his service he returned to his House
Mahlon - In the history of this House, we read that in the days when the Judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. (Amos 8:11) In this state this House in Israel left Bethlehem-Judah, the land of bread, and the bread of JEHUDAH, (for so Bethlehem-Judah means) and went to sojourn in Moab
Family - ) The collective body of persons who live in one House, and under one head or manager; a Household, including parents, children, and servants, and, as the case may be, lodgers or boarders. ) Those who descend from one common progenitor; a tribe, clan, or race; kindred; House; as, the human family; the family of Abraham; the father of a family
Asyncritus - That such little communities existed in Rome, each with its own place of meeting, would appear from other similar phrases in Romans 16 : ‘the church that is in their House’ (Romans 16:5), ‘all the saints that are with them’ (Romans 16:15), and from the references to the Christian members of the ‘households’ of Aristobulus and Narcissus (Romans 16:10-11). If the Ephesian destination be preferred, there is evidence of similar House-churches at Ephesus in 1 Corinthians 16:19, and perhaps in Acts 20:20 (see article Patrobas)
Evangelist - One who travels as a missionary everywhere and from House to House to teach and preach Jesus Christ
Court - an entrance into a palace or House ( See House
Bethel - Bethel (bĕth'ĕl), House of God. , "house of idols," Hosea 10:5 (in verse 8 simply Aven); taken by Judah, 2 Chronicles 13:19; home of prophets, 2 Kings 2:2-3; of a priest, 2 Kings 17:28; 2 Kings 23:15; 2 Kings 23:19; was desolate, Amos 3:14; Amos 5:5-6; settled by Benjamites after the captivity, Nehemiah 11:31; named about seventy times in the Old Testament; not noticed in the New Testament; now called Beitin (nine miles south of Shiloh), a village of about 25 Moslem hovels, standing amid ruins which cover about four acres
Recusants - Some of the punishments attached to the non-observance of the recusancy laws were: a fine of twenty pounds per lunar month; disability for holding office or civilemployment, for keeping arms in one's House, for maintaining actions or suits at law, for being executor or guardian, for practising law or physics, and for holding military office. Furthermore the recusant might suffer the penalties of excommunication, was forbidden to move five miles from his House without a license, under pain of forfeiture of his goods
Visitation Nuns - Boarding-schools are attached to many of the Houses, e. Each convent is governed by a superior under the bishop of the diocese and independently of all other Houses, there being no mother-house. Doubts regarding observance are referred to the House of Annecy. The order has Houses in various countries of the world
Porter - ]'>[1] has always the sense of ‘doorkeeper’ (see House, § 6 ) or ‘gatekeeper’ (see Fortification and Siegecraft, § 5 , end). In John 10:3 the porter is the man left in charge of a sheepfold by the shepherd or shepherds whose sheep are there Housed for the night. In private Houses the doorkeeper might be a woman ( 2 Samuel 4:6 as restored from LXX [5] at the threshold in the House of my God
Uzzah - Son of Abinadab at whose House in Kirjath Jearim the ark stayed 20 years. The latter and Uzzah drove the new cart wherein the ark was carried from Abinadab's House for removal to Zion (1 Chronicles 13:7). David's excitement changed into fear of Jehovah; not daring to bring the ark near him, since a touch proved so fatal, he removed it to the House of Obed Edom the Gathite. Uzzah was evidently a Levite, for otherwise the ark would not have been allowed to remain at his father Abinadab's House 20 years
Shook - ) The parts of a piece of House furniture, as a bedstead, packed together
Bermondsey - A hospital and relief House of Saint Thomas in Southwark, founded by the prior, 1213, was attached to the monastery for over 200 years
Oblate Sisters of Providence - The order has Houses in 25 cities in the United States, Cuba, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and in Africa. The mother-house is in Baltimore
Daughters of Divine Charity - The congregation has approximately 20 Houses, including residences for women and schools, in Austria, Hungary, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland, England, the United States, and South America. The mother-house is in Vienna; religious total about 2000
Order of Calced Carmelites - Its mother-house is in Rome; it is established in Italy, Spain, England, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Holland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Malta, Palestine, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Australia, and Java
Institute of Presentation Brothers - The mother-house is at Mount Saint Joseph, Cork, Ireland
Bethabara - House of the ford, a place on the east bank of the Jordan, where John was baptizing (John 1:28 )
Calced Carmelite Order - Its mother-house is in Rome; it is established in Italy, Spain, England, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Holland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Malta, Palestine, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Australia, and Java
Household - Those who dwell in a House under one head, including the wife and children, and embracing servants who were usually slaves. We read of the baptism of whole Households. The Lord speaks of His disciples as His Household, Matthew 10:25 ; and saints are called the 'household of faith,' and the 'household of God
Asuppim - " The House of stores, where were kept the grain, wine, and other offerings for the sustenance of the priests
Assault - , "to stand over" (epi, "over," histemi, "to stand"), signifies "to assault;" said in Acts 17:5 , of those who attacked the House of Jason
Benedict of Aniane, Saint - After a short military career he entered the monastery of Saint Sequanus and later established a Benedictine House at Aniane, which became the model and center of the monastic reform in France under Louis the Pious
Mary, Society of - The congregation has 23 Houses, including day and boarding schools in France, England, Ireland, and Belgium. The mother-house is at Angers, France
Log - (1) A liquid measure (See Ecclesiastes 10:9 ), to burning logs for cooking (Ezekiel 24:10 ), and to felling logs to use in House construction (2Kings 6:2,2 Kings 6:5 )
Nard - The term appears twice in the Song of Solomon (Romans 1:12 ; Romans 4:13-14 ) and in two of the gospel accounts of the woman anointing Jesus at Simon's House in Bethany (Mark 14:3 ; John 12:3 ; “spikenard,” KJV)
College - on 2 Kings 22:14 , ‘house of instruction
Mansion - ” KJV translated this as “mansions,” which meant a dwelling place but has come to represent an elaborate, expensive House in English
Rather - ) In some degree; somewhat; as, the day is rather warm; the House is rather damp
Abinadab - A Levite of Kirjath-jearim, (but (See LEVITES for doubts as to Abinadab being a Levite,) in whose House the ark remained twenty years (1 Samuel 7:1-2; 1 Chronicles 13:7); Eleazar his son was sanctified to keep it
Obededom - The Gittite at whose House the ark rested for three months
Siding - ) The covering of the outside wall of a frame House, whether made of weatherboards, vertical boarding with cleats, shingles, or the like
Sheathing - ) The first covering of boards on the outside wall of a frame House or on a timber roof; also, the material used for covering; ceiling boards in general
Furnace - ) An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting metals, for warming a House, for baking pottery, etc
Aniane, Benedict of, Saint - After a short military career he entered the monastery of Saint Sequanus and later established a Benedictine House at Aniane, which became the model and center of the monastic reform in France under Louis the Pious
Hammath - ‘Father of the House of Rechab’ ( 1 Chronicles 2:55 )
Unclothed - " The person becomes the House in which the Spirit of GOD lives
Tobiah - He afterwards became allied to Eliashib the priest, but Nehemiah turned out his goods from a chamber he occupied in the court of the House
Eliashib - Son of Elioenai, a descendant of the royal House of Judah
Appropriation - The annexing a benefice to the proper and perpetual use of some religious House
Raid - ) An attack or invasion for the purpose of making arrests, seizing property, or plundering; as, a raid of the police upon a gambling House; a raid of contractors on the public treasury
Tribunal - ) Hence, a court or forum; as, the House of Lords, in England, is the highest tribunal in the kingdom
Vacate - ) To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying; as, it was resolved by Parliament that James had vacated the throne of England; the tenant vacated the House
Abinadab - Owner of the House whither the ark was brought by the men of Kiriath-jearim ( 1 Samuel 7:1 ), whence it was subsequently removed by David ( 2 Samuel 6:3 f
Gate - GATE, GATES...
In Scripture these expressions are not limited to the doors, or entrances, into an House, or city; but the term is figuratively made use of to denote place, or person, or people
Amminadab, Aminadab - Son of Uzziel, a Levite, who assisted to bring up the ark from the House of Oded-edom
Ahitub - Father of Meraioth, and "ruler of the House of God
Sisters of the Divine Saviour - The mother-house is in Rome, and they are established in Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, and China
Landed - The House of commons must consist, for the most part, of landed men
Harlot - " They were often devoted to heathen idols, and their abominations were a part of the worship, Numbers 25:1-5 Hosea 4:14 ; a custom from the defilement of which the House of God was expressly defended, Deuteronomy 23:18
Society of Mary (Sisters) - The congregation has 23 Houses, including day and boarding schools in France, England, Ireland, and Belgium. The mother-house is at Angers, France
Tomb - A House or vault formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof for the reception of the dead
Hinge - (1 Kings 7:50 ) In Syria, and especially the Hauran, there are many ancient doors consisting of stone slabs with pivots carved out of the same piece, inserted in sockets above and below, and fixed during the building of the House
Elbethel - Beth-el signifies 'House of God,' and on his return to that place he received the revelation of God's name, Almighty (compare Genesis 32:29 ), and worshipped the 'God of Beth-el,' "because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother
Manger - It means a crib or feeding trough; but according to Schleusner its real signification in the New Testament is the open court-yard attached to the inn or khan, in which the cattle would be shut at night, and where the poorer travellers might unpack their animals and take up their lodging, when they mere either by want of means excluded from the House
Rephaiah - Head of a family, of the House of David
Pastoral Letter - Perhaps the most important ofsuch Pastoral Letters is that which is issued by the House ofBishops at the close of each General Convention, touching on gravequestions of the day or on the prospects of the Church throughoutthe nation, and which is required by canon to be read in all thechurches
Lattice - The flat roofs of the Houses were sometimes enclosed with a parapet of lattice-work on wooden frames, to screen the women of the House from the gaze of the neighbourhood
Bethsaida - (Hebrew: House of fishing) ...
City, east of the Jordan, on Lake Genesareth, Palestine
Bethel - (Hebrew: House of God)
Institute of Mission Helpers - The community now has Houses, day nurseries, industrial schools, and schools for the deaf in the United States and Puerto Rico. The mother-house and novitiate are at Towson, Maryland
Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa - The mother-house and novitiate are at St-Charles, Birman, Algiers
Ahijah - He notified Jeroboam of the separation of Israel from Judah, and of the foundation of his House-the ruin of which he afterwards foretold, 1 Kings 14:1-14
Quarr Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight - After residing for a year in a House nearby, the monks erected the present buildings upon the site of the ancient abbey of Appuldurcombe, founded in1270 by Benedictines of the Abbey of Saint Mary de Montisbourg, Normandy, given to the Poor Clares in 1442, and suppressed during the Reformation
Daughters of the Cross And Passion - The order has 10 Houses in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and the United States. The provincial mother-house and novitiate for the United States is at Carrick; near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where there are 28 religious
Institute of Bon Secours (Paris) - They nurse the sick in their own homes (the poor gratuitously) and conduct 28 Houses, including hospitals, clinics, orphanages, day nurseries, homes for crippled children, convalescents, and incurables, and schools in France, England, Ireland, and the United States, the American novitiate being at Baltimore. The mother-house is in Paris
John, Saint - Refusing to join the Household of Julian the Apostate when he became emperor, they were secretly beheaded in their own home. Their bodies were interred under the present basilica of Saints John and Paul, which was formerly the House of the senator Pammachius
Newbattle Abbey - The monastery was converted into a secular House
Abinadab - A Levite of Kirjath-jearim, in whose House the ark of God, when restored by the Philistines, remained seventy years, 1 Samuel 7:1 ; 1 Chronicles 13:7
Beth-Haccerem - House of a vineyard, a place in the tribe of Judah (Nehemiah 3:14 ) where the Benjamites were to set up a beacon when they heard the trumpet against the invading army of the Babylonians (Jeremiah 6:1 )
Bukki - Abishua seems to have had the high priesthood; but Bukki not so, the office having passed to the House of Ithamar, until Zadok, of the family of Eleazar, was made high priest in David's reign
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A priest of the House of Ahaz (Isaiah 8:2 )
Appurtenance - ) That which belongs to something else; an adjunct; an appendage; an accessory; something annexed to another thing more worthy; in common parlance and legal acceptation, something belonging to another thing as principal, and which passes as incident to it, as a right of way, or other easement to land; a right of common to pasture, an outhouse, barn, garden, or orchard, to a House or messuage
Phibeseth - (fi bee' ssehth) Place name derived from the Egyptian, “house of Bastet,” a goddess represented as a cat (Ezekiel 30:17 )
Desire of All Nations - The messianic interpretation first appears in the Latin Vulgate translation, while the treasures would show Yahweh's power to restore the glory of His House despite the people's poverty
Jabez (2) - A town where the scribes belonging to the families of the Kenites resided (1 Chronicles 2:55; a school said by the Targum to have been founded by Othniel, called also Jabez; Rechab is made Rechabiah son of Eliezer, Moses' son): the Tirathites, Shimeathites, and Sucathites; they came of Hemath, the father of the House of Rechab
Beth-Aven - BETH-AVEN (‘house of iniquity,’ or ‘idolatry’?)
Beth-Zur - BETH-ZUR (‘house of rock,’ Joshua 15:58 , 1 Samuel 30:27 Closet - ‘a chamber within a chamber,’ and House, § 2
Situation - as related to something else; position; locality site; as, a House in a pleasant situation
Exclude - ) To shut out; to hinder from entrance or admission; to debar from participation or enjoyment; to deprive of; to except; - the opposite to admit; as, to exclude a crowd from a room or House; to exclude the light; to exclude one nation from the ports of another; to exclude a taxpayer from the privilege of voting
Grey Nuns of the Cross - The community has 68 Houses, including schools, orphanages, and hospitals, in Canada and the United States. The mother-house is at Ottawa
Agreement - ...
He made an agreement for the purchase of a House
Abbey, Quarr - After residing for a year in a House nearby, the monks erected the present buildings upon the site of the ancient abbey of Appuldurcombe, founded in1270 by Benedictines of the Abbey of Saint Mary de Montisbourg, Normandy, given to the Poor Clares in 1442, and suppressed during the Reformation
Ambrose Shea - A member of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland almost continuously from 1848 to 1886, he represented Newfoundland on several important occasions and in reward for his services was made Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George
Abbey, Newbattle - The monastery was converted into a secular House
Asahiah, Asaiah - Descendant of Merari who assisted in bringing up the ark from Obed-edom's House, 1 Chronicles 15:6,11 (possibly the same as No
Sherezer - One of the messengers sent to the House of God in the fourth year of king Darius, to pray and to enquire concerning the continuation of fasting in the fifth month (probably in commemoration of the destruction of the temple, etc
Disorderly - ) Offensive to good morals and public decency; notoriously offensive; as, a disorderly House
Crouch - Every one that is left in thine House shall come and crouch to him for a piece of bread
Sherezer - Sent with Regem Melech by the Jews of the country to "the House of God," i
Hearth - ) The House itself, as the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers; fireside
Mezzanine - ) A partial story which is not on the same level with the story of the main part of the edifice, as of a back building, where the floors are on a level with landings of the staircase of the main House
ja'Hath - ) ...
Head of a later House in the family of Gershom, being the eldest son of Shimei, the son of Laadan
Censer - When Aaron made an atonement for himself and his House, he was to take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar of the Lord, Leviticus 16:12
Ishbosheth - He reigned two years in peace, but the remaining eight years were spent in perpetual wars between his troops and those of David, till in the end he perished, and with him ended the royal dignity of the House of Saul
Kennel - ) A House for a dog or for dogs, or for a pack of hounds
Bethesda - Bethesda (be-thĕs-dah), House of mercy, or flowing water
Servants of the Sacred Heart - The community now has Houses, day nurseries, industrial schools, and schools for the deaf in the United States and Puerto Rico. The mother-house and novitiate are at Towson, Maryland
White Sisters - The mother-house and novitiate are at St-Charles, Birman, Algiers
Sisters of the Immaculate Conception - They conduct Houses of higher education, day and boarding schools, high and elementary schools, kindergartens, Houses of refuge, and workrooms, in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, and Asia. The mother-house is at Bordeaux, the English Novitiate at Rock Ferry (Diocese of Shrewsbury)
Sisters of the Holy Humility of Mary - The mother-house is at Villa Maria, Pennsylvania
Shea, Ambrose - A member of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland almost continuously from 1848 to 1886, he represented Newfoundland on several important occasions and in reward for his services was made Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George
Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - The society has Houses, colleges, academies, elementary and high schools, in Italy, France, Belgium, England, Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, the United States, Canada, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentine, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Congo, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and China. The mother-house is in Rome, Italy
Sisters of Charity of Providence - The mother-house is at Montreal
Ross, Scotland, Diocese of - The cathedral at Dornoch, dating from the 14th century, is of Gothic architecture; it is in ruins save for the south aisle and a portion of the chapter-house
Pitcher - In wealthy Households this task was performed by a slave or other menial ( Mark 14:13 , Luke 22:10 ). 22, and the works cited under House, § 9
Upper - Superior in rank or dignity as the upper House of a legislature
Beth-She'an - (house of rest ), or in Samuel, BETHSHAN, a city which belonged to Manasseh, ( 1 Chronicles 7:29 ) though within the limits of Issachar (Joshua 17:11 ) and therefore on the west of Jordan
Beth-She'Mesh - (house of the sun )
Jehosh'Eba - She is the only recorded instance of the marriage of a princess of the royal House with a high priest
Girls' Friendly Society - Headquarters, the Church Missions House, New York City
Fifth Monarchy Men - To introduce this imaginary kingdom, they marched out of their meeting-house, towards St. In Wood-street they repelled the trained bands, and some of the horse guards; but Venner himself was knocked down, and some of his company slain; from hence the remainder retreated to Cripplegate, and took possession of a House, which they threatened to defend with a desperate resolution; but nobody appearing to countenance their frenzy, they surrendered after they had lost about half their number. Venner, and one of his officers, were hanged before their meeting House door in Colemanstreet, Jan
Enter - A man enters a House an army enters a city or a camp a river enters the sea a sword enters the body the air enters a room at every crevice. To lodge a manifest of goods at the custom-house, and gain admittance or permission to land as, to enter goods. We say also, to enter a ship at the custom-house
Micah - He had a House of gods, and made an ephod and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons to act as priest. A wandering son of Levi finding his way to Micah's House was gladly received by him, treated as one of his sons, and became his priest. " The Danites however, seeking a larger inheritance, sent spies to the north, who came near Micah's House, and knowing the voice of the Levite, asked him to inquire of God for them
Porters of the Temple - The office of porter was in some sort military; properly speaking, they were the soldiers of the Lord, and the guards of his House, to whose charge the several gates of the courts of the sanctuary were appointed by lot, 1 Chronicles 26:1 ; 1 Chronicles 26:13 ; 1 Chronicles 26:19 . There was a superior officer over the whole guard, called by Maimonides, "the man of the mountain of the House;" he walked the round as often as he pleased; when he passed a sentinel that was standing, he said, "Peace be unto you;" but if he found one asleep, he struck him, and he had liberty to set fire to his garment. Psalms 134, seems to be addressed to these watchmen of the temple, "who by night stand in the House of the Lord;" in which they are exhorted to employ their waking hours in acts of praise and devotion
Aquila - At this time the church in Ephesus used the House of Aquila and Priscilla as a meeting place (1 Corinthians 16:19). They continued to serve God wholeheartedly, and their House in Rome, like their House in Ephesus, became a church meeting place (Romans 16:3-5)
House - Is often put for dwelling, residence; and hence the temple, and even the tabernacle, are called the House of God. ...
The universal mode of building Houses in the East, is in the form of a hollow square, with an open court or yard in the center; which is thus entirely shut in by the walls of the House around it. Some Houses of large size require several courts, and these usually communicate with each other. These courts are commonly paved; and in many large Houses parts of them are planted with shrubs and trees, Psalm 84:3 128:3 ; they have also, when possible, a fountain in them, often with a jet d' eau, 2 Samuel 17:18 . It is customary in many Houses to extend an awning over the whole court in hot weather; and the people of the House then spend much of the day in the open air, and indeed often receive visits there. In Aleppo, at least, there is often on the south side of the court an alcove in the wall of the House, furnished with divans or sofas, for reclining and enjoying the fresh air in the hot seasons. ...
In the middle of the front of each House is usually an arched passage, leading into the court-not directly, lest the court should be exposed to view from the street, but by turning to one side. The outer door of this passage was, in large Houses, guarded by a porter, Acts 12:13 . The entrance into the House is either from this passage or from the court itself. If from these we enter into one of the principal Houses, we shall first pass through a porch or gateway with benches on each side, there the master of the family receives visits and dispatches business; few persons, not even the nearest relations, having a further admission, except upon extraordinary occasions. Hence it is probable that the place where our Savior and the apostles were frequently accustomed to give their instructions, was in the area, or quadrangle, of one of this kind of Houses. The court is for the most part surrounded with a cloister or colonnade; over which, when the House has two or three stories, there is a gallery erected, of the same dimensions with the cloister, having a balustrade, or else a piece of carved or latticed work going round about it to prevent people from falling from it into the court. One of them frequently serves a whole family; particularly when a father indulges his married children to live with him; or when several person join in the rent of the same House. ...
"The top of the House," says Dr. It is usually surrounded by two walls; the outermost whereof is partly built over the street, partly makes the partition with the contiguous Houses, being frequently so low that one may easily climb over it. When one of these cities is built upon level ground, we can pass from one end of it to the other, along the tops of the Houses, without coming down into the street. " ...
"Such, in general, is the manner and contrivance of the eastern Houses. And if it may be presumed that our Savior, at the healing of the paralytic, was preaching in a House of this fashion, we preaching in a House of this fashion, we may, by attending only to the structure of it, give no small light to one circumstance of that history, which has given great offence to some unbelievers. Shaw proceeds to describe a sort of addition to many oriental Houses, which corresponds probably to the upper chambers often mentioned time the Bible. He says, "To most of these Houses there is a smaller one annexed, which sometimes rises one story higher than the House; at other times it consists of one or two rooms only and a terrace; while others that are built, as they frequently are, over the porch or gateway, have (if have not) all the conveniences that belong to the House, properly so called. There is a door of communication from them into the gallery of the House, kept open or shut at the discretion of the master of the family; besides another door, which opens immediately from a privy stairs down into the porch, without giving the least disturbance to the House. These smaller Houses are known by the name alee, or oleah, and in them strangers are usually lodged and entertained; and thither likewise the men are wont to retire, from the hurry and noise of their families, to be more at leisure for meditation or devotion, Matthew 6:6 ; besides the use they are at other times put to, in serving for wardrobes and magazines. ...
The flat roof of oriental Houses often afford a place of retirement and meditation; here Samuel communed with Saul, 1 Samuel 9:25 ; and from / 1 Samuel 9:26 , they would seem also to have slept there, as is still common in the East, 2 Samuel 11:2 Daniel 4:30 . Wood says, "It has ever been a custom with them," the Arabs in the East, "equally connected with health and pleasure, to pass the nights in summer upon the House-tops, which for this very purpose are made flat, and divided from each other by walls. The roof of an ancient House was the best and often the only place, from which to get a view of the region around; hence the resort to it in times of peril, Isaiah 15:3 22:1 . " ...
The common material for building the best oriental Houses is stone. But the Houses of the people in the East in general are very bad constructions, consisting of mud walls, reeds, and rushes; whence they become apt illustrations of the fragility of human life, Job 4:19 ; and as mud, pebbles, and slime, or at best unburnt bricks are used informing the walls, the expression, "digging through Houses," Job 24:16 Matthew 6:19 24:14 , is easily accounted for; as is the behavior of Ezekiel, Ezekiel 12:5 , who dug through such a wall in the sight of the people; whereby, as may be imagined, he did little injury to his House; notwithstanding which, the symbol was very expressive to the beholders
Ahaziah - After a fall from the gallery of his House, he sent to consult a god of the Philistines as to his recovery. He followed the House of Ahab, to which he was allied by his mother, and did evil
Josephites (2) - Father Crombrugghe drew up a few rules which were the basis of the future constitutions,and the first community of Josephites opened at Grammont in 1817 a House known as Jerusalem. Under the generalship of Father Ignatius, many new Houses were opened, the two most important being those at Melle and Louvain. The mother-house is at Gammont
Courses - When David was not permitted to build the temple, he proceeded, among the last acts of his life, with the assistance of Zadok and Ahimelech, to organize the priestly and musical services to be conducted in the House of God.
He divided the priests into twenty-four courses (1 Chronicles 24:1-19 ), sixteen being of the House of Eleazar and eight of that of Ithamar
Hazael - He aimed at the subjugation also of the kingdom of Judah, when Joash obtained peace by giving him "all the gold that was found in the treasures of the House of the Lord, and in the king's House" (2 Kings 12:18 ; 2 Chronicles 24:24 )
Family - 1: οἶκος (Strong's #3624 — Noun Masculine — oikos — oy'-kos ) signifies (a) "a dwelling, a House" (akin to oikeo, to dwell); (b) "a Household, family," translated "family" in 1 Timothy 5:4 , RV, for AV, "at home. " See HOME , House , HouseHOLD , TEMPLE
Steward, Stewardship - A — 1: οἰκονόμος (Strong's #3623 — Noun Masculine — oikonomos — oy-kon-om'-os ) primarily denoted "the manager of a Household or estate" (oikos, "a House," nemo, "to arrange"), "a steward" (such were usually slaves or freedmen), Luke 12:42 ; 16:1,3,8 ; 1 Corinthians 4:2 ; Galatians 4:2 , RV (AV, "governors"); in Romans 16:23 , the "treasurer" (RV) of a city (see CHAMBERLAIN , Note); it is used metaphorically, in the wider sense, of a "steward" in general, (a) of preachers of the Gospel and teachers of the Word of God, 1 Corinthians 4:1 ; (b) of elders or bishops in churches, Titus 1:7 ; (c) of believers generally, 1 Peter 4:10 . 1 and 3, signifies "to be a House steward," Luke 16:2
Entry - ) The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a House or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an entry upon an undertaking. ) That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a House or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an adit, as of a mine. ) The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure license to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods
Floor - ) The part of the House assigned to the members. ) To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a House with pine boards
Habsburgs - In 1477 Maximilian acquired by marriage with the heiress Mary, the domain of the ducal House of Burgundy, and in 1490 by the abdication of Count Sigismund all the Habsburg domains were united. By her marriage with Francis I of Lorraine the House of Habsburg-Lorraine was founded, which ruled as emperors of the Holy Roman Empire until its abolition in 1806, and as emperors of Austria until 1918
Merchandise - ...
John 2:16 (c) We see here a picture of any worldly enterprise brought into the House of GOD wherein His House loses its holy character and becomes a place for commercial enterprise
Correction - House of correction, a House where disorderly persons are confined a bridewell
Model - ) To plan or form after a pattern; to form in model; to form a model or pattern for; to shape; to mold; to fashion; as, to model a House or a government; to model an edifice according to the plan delineated. ) Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model House; a model husband
Hadad - The king of Egypt gave him a House, lands, and every necessary subsistence, and married him to the sister of Tahpenes, his queen. By her he had a son, named Genubath, whom Queen Tahpenes educated in Pharaoh's House with the king's children
Entry - ) The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a House or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an entry upon an undertaking. ) That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a House or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an adit, as of a mine. ) The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure license to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods
Sons of the Sacred Heart of Verona - By a decree of 1923, this institute was divided into two congregations: the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the missions of central Africa, comprising 140 religious, all Italians, and having its mother-house at Verona; and the Congregation of Missionaries of the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, composed of religious of Austrian, German, and other nationalities. Besides small residences in Italy, this society has a novitiate at Venegono near Milan, an apostolic school at Brescia, a novitiate for German-speaking members at Brixen (Tyrol), and a House at Gratz (Austria)
Sons of Saint Joseph - Father Crombrugghe drew up a few rules which were the basis of the future constitutions,and the first community of Josephites opened at Grammont in 1817 a House known as Jerusalem. Under the generalship of Father Ignatius, many new Houses were opened, the two most important being those at Melle and Louvain. The mother-house is at Gammont
Saint Joseph, Sons of - Father Crombrugghe drew up a few rules which were the basis of the future constitutions,and the first community of Josephites opened at Grammont in 1817 a House known as Jerusalem. Under the generalship of Father Ignatius, many new Houses were opened, the two most important being those at Melle and Louvain. The mother-house is at Gammont
Yard - An inclosure usually, a small inclosed place in front of or around a House or barn. The yard in front of a House is called a court, and sometimes a court-yard
Jehu - It is evident that a considerable party in Israel bad long been dissatisfied with the House of Ahab. ...
The extermination of Ahab’s House was a foregone conclusion. The extermination of the royal House in Judah seems uncalled for, but was perhaps excused by the times on account of the close relationship with the family of Ahab. Hosea saw that the blood of Jezreel rested upon the House of Jehu, and that it would be avenged (Hosea 1:4 )
Fool in Scripture - Those who hear the word of God and do not keep it are like "the fool that built his House upon the sand" (Matthew 7)
Irish Sisters of Charity - The congregation has about 60 Houses, including hospitals, asylums, rescue homes, homes for the unemployed, orphanages, primary and industrial schools and other institutions in Ireland, Australia, and England. The mother-house is at Dublin; the total number of religious exceeds 500, there being 418 in Australia alone
Faribault, George Barthelemy - His splendid collection of rare books and original manuscripts, inspired by his love of Canada, burned with Montreal Parliament House, 1849; his second collection was bequeathed to Laval University
Mission Workers of the Sacred Heart - " The order has 85 Houses, including schools, hospitals, homes for aged, correction bomes, orphanages, and other institutions, in the United States, Germany, Oceania, Africa, and Australia. The mother-house is at Reading, Pennsylvania
pi-Beseth - , the House of Bast, the Artemis of the Egyptians
Chartreuse, la Grande - Mother-house of the Carthusian Order, in the Alps, 14 miles northeast of Grenoble, France
Hophni - By their scandalous conduct they brought down a curse on their father's House (2:22,12-27,27-36; 3:11-14)
Finery - ” The Hebrew word describes the beauty or glory of Aaron's priestly clothes (Exodus 28:2 ), the glory of God's House (Isaiah 60:7 ), battle field honor (Judges 4:9 ), and the pompous (NAS) pride (NIV) of the Assyrian king (Isaiah 10:12 )
Regium Donum Money - As the Dissenters approved themselves strong friends to the House of Brunswick, they enjoyed favour; and, being excluded all lucrative preferment in the church, the prime minister wished to reward them for their loyalty, and, by a retaining fee, preserve them steadfast
Curia - ) The court of a sovereign or of a feudal lord; also; his residence or his Household. ) The place where the meetings of the senate were held; the senate House
Cieled, Cieling - ’ The verb, on the other hand, should everywhere be rendered ‘ panelled ’ ( 2 Chronicles 3:5 , Jeremiah 22:14 , Ezekiel 41:16 , Haggai 1:4 ‘your panelled Houses’), the reference being to the panels of cedar or other costly wood with which the inner walls were lined. See House, § 4
Beth-Rehob - (behth-ree' hahb) Place name meaning, “house of the market
Beth-Togarmah - (behth-toh gahr' mah) Place name meaning, “house of Togarmah
Nave - KJV referred to this room as the temple or House
Desolate - Tamar remained desolate in Absaloms House
Amon (2) - His own servants conspired and slew him in his own House, and in their turn were slain by the people, who raised his son Josiah to the throne
Premonstrantes - Their first monastery, called New-house, was erected in Lincolnshire, by Peter de Saulia, and dedicated to St
Grande Chartreuse, la - Mother-house of the Carthusian Order, in the Alps, 14 miles northeast of Grenoble, France
Carved Work - "He carved all the walls of the House round about with carved figures of cherubim, and palm-trees, and open flowers
Cot - ) A small House; a cottage or hut
Terminus - ) Either end of a railroad line; also, the station House, or the town or city, at that place
Baal-Hamon - We all apprehend, that "the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the House, of Israel; and the men of Judah his pleasant plant
Arm - Thus God is said to have delivered his people from Egyptian bondage "with a stretched-out arm," Deuteronomy 5:15 ; and he thus threatens Eli the high priest, "I will cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy father's House,"...
1 Samuel 2:31 ; that is, I will deprive thee and thy family of power and authority
Inn - , "a place where all are received" (pas, "all," dechomai, "to receive"), denotes "a House for the reception of strangers," a caravanserai, translated "inn," in Luke 10:34 , in the parable of the good samaritan
Scripture, Fool in - Those who hear the word of God and do not keep it are like "the fool that built his House upon the sand" (Matthew 7)
Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul (Newar - The mother-house is at Convent Station, New Jersey
Religious of Notre Dame de Sion - The congregation has Houses, schools and orphanages in France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Palestine, Egypt, Tunis, England, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica, and the United States. The mother-house is in Paris
Debtor - If the House, cattle, or goods of a Hebrew would not meet his debts, his land might be appropriated for this purpose until the year of Jubilee, or his person might be reduced into servitude till he had paid his debt by his labor, or till the year of Jubilee, which terminated Hebrew bondage in all cases, Leviticus 25:29-41 2 Kings 4:1 Nehemiah 5:3-5
Sisters of Saint Joseph, Polish - The mother-house and novitiate are at Stevens Point
George Faribault - His splendid collection of rare books and original manuscripts, inspired by his love of Canada, burned with Montreal Parliament House, 1849; his second collection was bequeathed to Laval University
Eden, House of - EDEN, House OF
Beth-Jesh'Imoth - (house of deserts ) or Jes'imoth , a town or place east of Jordan, on the lower level at the south end of the Jordan valley, ( Numbers 33:49 ) and named with Ashdod-pisgah and Beth-peor
Ammin'Adab - ...
The chief of the 112 sons of Uzziel, a Junior Levitical House of the family of the Kohathites
Azazi'ah - (whom the Lord strengthens )
A Levite musician in the reign of David, appointed to play the harp in the service which attended the procession by which the ark was brought up from the House of Obed-edom
Moth - In Job 27:18 "He buildeth his House as a moth" alludes to the frail covering which a larval "moth" constructs out of the material which it consumes
Handsome - ) Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; - expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, House, tree, horse
Medici, Catherine de' - The period was one of conflict between the Huguenots under the Prince de Conde and the Admiral de Coliguy, and the Catholics led by the House of Guise
Moor, Benedict the, Saint - After the dissolution of this society by Pope Pius IV, Benedict joined the reformed Recollects of the Franciscan Order, and was elected guardian of the House at Palermo, which he reformed and ruled until his death
Dundrennan - For centuries after the suppression the buildings were used as a stone-quarry for Houses in the vicinity; since 1842 they have been carefully preserved. The remains include the chapter-house, with a fine arched doorway and octagonal columns, tombs of many abbots and priors, and of Alan, Lord of Galloway (c
Amon - His servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own House; but the people killed all the conspirators, and established his son Josiah on the throne
Vessels - See House, § 9; Meals, § 5
Catherine de' Medici - The period was one of conflict between the Huguenots under the Prince de Conde and the Admiral de Coliguy, and the Catholics led by the House of Guise
Ashtaroth - , "the House of Ashtaroth
Tobiah - "Eliashib the priest" prepared for him during Nehemiah's absence "a chamber in the courts of the House of God," which on his return grieved Nehemiah sore, and therefore he "cast forth all the Household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber" (13:7,8)
Shebna - Tender youth, "treasurer" over the House in the reign of Hezekiah, i
Michaiah - On hearing all the Lord's words, through Jeremiah, read by Baruch Michaiah went down to the king's House, into the scribe's chamber where sat all the princes, and declared unto them all the words
Beth Dagon - The name, implying the presence of a House to Dagon, the Philistine idol shows how this worship extended itself beyond the Philistine territory, probably during the time of the Philistine overrunning of the Israelites' land W
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One of the priests appointed to precede the ark with blowing of trumpets on its removal from the House of Obed-edom (1 Chronicles 15:24 )
Lodebar - Here at the House of Machir, son of Ammiel, Mephibosheth found a home after Saul's death (2 Samuel 9:4-5) Perhaps the Debir of Joshua 13:26, where Lidebir is the Hebrew (the "l" is part of the word, not as KJV "of")
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The father of Machir of Lo-debar, in whose House Mephibosheth resided (2 Samuel 9:4,5 ; 17:27 )
Access - There are many locks in my House and all with different keys, but I have one master-key which opens all
Around - ) From one part to another of; at random through; about; on another side of; as, to travel around the country; a House standing around the corner
Benedict of San Philadelphio, Saint - After the dissolution of this society by Pope Pius IV, Benedict joined the reformed Recollects of the Franciscan Order, and was elected guardian of the House at Palermo, which he reformed and ruled until his death
Benedict the Moor, Saint - After the dissolution of this society by Pope Pius IV, Benedict joined the reformed Recollects of the Franciscan Order, and was elected guardian of the House at Palermo, which he reformed and ruled until his death
Luke Rivington - After receiving Anglican orders he joined the Cowley Fathers, and became Superior of their House in Bombay
Benedictbeurn Abbey - It became famous for scholarship and piety during the Middle Ages; was ravaged during the Thirty Years War; suppressed by the government, 1803, and used as barracks, hospitals, and stud-house
Walls - (See House
Banker - ) The dealer, or one who keeps the bank in a gambling House
Appendant - , which may be appendant to a manor, common of fishing to a freehold, a seat in church to a House
Beer-Lahairoi - After Sarai had Abraham put Hagar out of the House, an angel appeared to her announcing the birth of a son
Dominant - , to rule lord, master a House to overcome, to subdue
Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart - The congregation undertakes any good work, such as teaching and the direction of charitable institutions; it Numbers 15 Houses, including D'Youville College (Buffalo), schools and academies, hospitals, an orphanage, and a home for the aged in the archdioceses of Boston and Philadelphia, and the dioceses of Brooklyn, Buffalo, Trenton, and Ogdensburg. The mother-house is at Melrose Park, near Philadelphia
Absent - In familiar language, not at home as, the master of the House is absent
Abbey, Evesham - Benedictine House founded by Saint Edwin, c
Abbey, Benedictbeurn - It became famous for scholarship and piety during the Middle Ages; was ravaged during the Thirty Years War; suppressed by the government, 1803, and used as barracks, hospitals, and stud-house
Ampleforth, Abbey of - The present House was founded as the monastery of Saint Lawrence, 1802, and erected into an abbey, 1890
Abbey of Ampleforth - The present House was founded as the monastery of Saint Lawrence, 1802, and erected into an abbey, 1890
Baasha - Son of Ahijah of the House of Issachar: he conspired against Nadab king of Israel, killed him and all the seed royal, and reigned in his stead, B
Winter - ...
John 10:22 (c) We may use this as a picture of the cold, repelling and unhappy atmosphere which exists outside the House of GOD, and outside the fellowship of GOD's people
Zarephath - The ancient town however was below on the shore; there, ruins of a flourishing city are found, columns, marble slabs and sarcophagi, and a chapel of the crusaders on the presumed site of the widow's House
Abraham's Bosom - This position in the bosom of the master of the House was the place of honor (John 1:18; John 13:23)
Painting - Only once applied to a House: 'painted with vermilion
Governor - οἰκονόμος, 'manager of a House, steward
Desolate - ) Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate House
Frequent - The man who frequents a dram-shop, an ale House, or a gaming table, is in the road to poverty, disgrace and ruin
Shawm - On the manor House walls, Leckingfield, near Beverley, Yorkshire, is the following: "A shawme maketh a swete sounde, for he tunythe the basse; It mountithe not to hye, but kepith rule and space
Range - ) A farmhouse, with the barns and other buildings for farming purposes. ) A farmhouse of a monastery, where the rents and tithes, paid in grain, were deposited. ) A farm; generally, a farm with a House at a distance from neighbors
Within - ) In the House; in doors; as, the master is within
Without - ) Outside of the House; out of doors
Uncover - ) To take the cover from; to divest of covering; as, to uncover a box, bed, House, or the like; to uncover one's body
Evesham Abbey - Benedictine House founded by Saint Edwin, c
Abbey, Saint-Denis - King Louis XVI confiscated the abbacy and united the monastery to the House of Saint-Cyr
Freedom - "Whosoever committeth sin (saith Jesus,) is the servant of sin; and the servant abideth not in the House for ever, but the son abideth ever
ja'Rib - ) ...
A priest of the House of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, who had married a foreign wife, and was compelled by Ezra to put her away
Algum - From (1 Kings 10:11,12 ; 2 Chronicles 9:10,11 ) we learn that the almug was brought in great plenty from Ophir for Solomon's temple and House, and for the construction of musical instruments
Baasha - And, to secure himself in his usurpation, he massacred all the relatives of his predecessor; which barbarous action proved the accomplishment of the prophecy denounced against the House of Jeroboam by Ahijah, the prophet, 1 Kings 14:1 , &c
Middle - ) Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the middle House in a row; a middle rank or station in life; flowers of middle summer; men of middle age
Bethany - Bethany (bĕth'a-ny), House of dates, or, of misery
Leopard - Beth-nimrah, Numbers 32:36, means the House<