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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

House

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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.

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'House'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/h/house.html. 1957.

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