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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Build, Building
Build, Building. Construction, usually with wood, masonry, and similar materials. The Bible has many references to the building or rebuilding of altars, temples, houses, and whole cities. The term is sometimes used as a metaphor for God’s activity among his people (1 Pt 2:4–8).See Architecture; Industry
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Build; Building
Build; Building [Heb. bānâ, binyān, binyâ (Ezk. 41:13); Aram be; Gk. oikodoméō, kataskeuázō]. During Iron I, from the conquest till the end of the united monarchy (1200–900), Israelite building was inferior to that of the preceding Canaanite period; and it is highly significant that Solomon
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Build, Building
BUILD, BUILDING Construction, usually with wood, masonry, and similar materials. The Bible has many references to the building or rebuilding of altars, temples, houses, and whole cities. The term is sometimes used as a metaphor for God’s activity among his people (1 Pt 2:4–8). See Architecture.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Build
Build. In addition to literal references to construction, the Bible contains a variety of figurative uses of the concept. In the Old Testament it designates the provision of offspring, both by God (Gen. 16:2; 2 Sam. 7:27) and by man (Deut. 25:9). In the New Testament the term illustrates the formation
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Build, Building
Build, BuildingTo build is to exercise a primal urge to impose human order and control on the materials with which the world presents us. It is an implied resistance to both inertia and decay, and it answers to a deep-seated human need to produce something tangible and permanent. Something built is
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BUILD; BUILDING
BUILD; BUILDING<bild>, <bild’-ing> (בָּנָה‎ [banah], בִּנְיָה‎ [binyah], once (Ezekiel 41:13); [οἰκοδομέω, oikodomeo]).
Compton’s Encyclopedia
building construction
building constructionIn prehistoric times people built simple shelters to protect themselves from inclement weather, predatory animals, and other humans. As time passed and they learned more about building materials and methods, humans began to construct first huts, then castles and cathedrals, and
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Build
Build. This word, with its derivatives, is used frequently in a figurative sense. For example, the saints are built on Christ as the true foundation (Col. 2:7; Eph. 2:20); the people of God are built on faith (Jude 20); the apostles are called wise master-builders (1 Cor. 3:10); to build up the walls
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Build
BuildHebrew expression: banahPronunciation: baw NAWHStrong’s Number: 1129Key VersesGenesis 2:22; 1 Kings 2:36; Psalm 51:18; Jeremiah 1:10; 24:6; Malachi 1:4It is part of human nature to build things. We build toys, houses, roads, furniture—we even build nations. We build our bodies and we all
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Build, Building
build, building. The process and result of construction in masonry, wood, and other materials. The Hebrew verb bānâ H1215 means both “to repair” and “to rebuild,” and is applied to the work of both skilled and unskilled workmen (2 Chr. 34:11), since laborers would be required to assist the skilled
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Build, Building
BUILD, bild, BUILDING, bildʹing (בָּנָה‎, bānāh, בִּנְיָה‎, binyāh, once [Ezk 41:13]; οἰκοδομέω, oikodoméō): The building conditions existing at the time of the Heb conquest were rude and untutored, and, with the exception of the work of the Solomonic period, there was still little or no effort made
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BUILD
BUILD [בָּנָהbanah; οἰκοδομέω oikodomeō]. The root of the Hebrew verb banah is related to bny. It occurs in all Semitic languages except for Ethiopic. Its basic meaning is “to build” with derived meanings such as “to rebuild,” “to fortify,” and “to establish.” Nouns derived from this root include
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