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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

House of God

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In Genesis 28:17 , Genesis 28:22 = BETHEL (which see). In Jgs, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezr, Neh, Ps, etc. (bēth hā -'asĕlōhı̄m ), a designation of the sanctuary = "house of Yahweh" (of the tabernacle, Judges 18:31 ; Judges 20:18 , Judges 20:26 the King James Version; of the temple, 1 Chronicles 9:11 ; 1 Chronicles 24:5 the King James Version; 2 Chronicles 5:14 ; Psalm 42:4 ; Isaiah 2:3 , etc.; of the 2nd temple, Ezra 5:8 , Ezra 5:15 ; Nehemiah 6:10 ; Nehemiah 13:11 ; compare Matthew 12:4 ). Spiritually, in the New Testament, the "house of God" (oı́kos theoú ) is the church or community of believers (1 Timothy 3:15 ; Hebrews 10:21 ; 1 Peter 4:17 ; compare 1 Corinthians 3:9 , 1 Corinthians 3:16 , 1 Corinthians 3:17 ; 1 Peter 2:5 ).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'House of God'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/h/house-of-god.html. 1915.

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