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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(represented by several Heb. and Gr. words). God is metaphorically called the habitation of his people (Psalms 71:3), in him they find the most delightful rest, safety, and comfort (Psalms 91:9). Justice and judgment are the habitation of God's throne (Psalms 89:14), all his acts being founded on justice and judgment (Psalms 117:2). The land of Canaan, the city of Jerusalem, the tabernacle and Temple, are spoken of as the habitation of God; there he does or did signally show himself present (Psalms 132:5; Psalms 132:13; Ephesians 2:22). Eternity is represented as his habitation (Isaiah 57:15). He "inhabited the praises of Israel," a told metaphor, implying that Jehovah is the object of, and kindly accepts the praises of his people (Psalms 22:3). (See DWELLING).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Habitation'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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