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Tents were in primitive times the common dwellings of men. Houses were afterwards built, the walls of which were frequently of mud (Job 24:16 ; Matthew 6:19,20 ) or of sun-dried bricks.

God "dwells in light" (1 Timothy 6:16 ; 1 John 1:7 ), in heaven (Psalm 123:1 ), in his church (Psalm 9:11 ; 1 John 4:12 ). Christ dwelt on earth in the days of his humiliation (John 1:14 ). He now dwells in the hearts of his people (Ephesians 3:17-19 ). The Holy Spirit dwells in believers (1 Corinthians 3:16 ; 2 Timothy 1:14 ). We are exhorted to "let the word of God dwell in us richly" (Colossians 3:16 ; Psalm 119:11 ).

Dwell deep occurs only in Jeremiah 49:8 , and refers to the custom of seeking refuge from impending danger, in retiring to the recesses of rocks and caverns, or to remote places in the desert.

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Dwell'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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