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Father’s House
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Father’s House
Father’s House (בֵּית אָב‎, beith av; בֵּית אָבוֹת‎, beith avoth; οἴκος του πατρός, oikos tou patros). In the Old Testament, this may refer to residences, inheritances, or tribes/clans (e.g., Gen 12:1, 31:14, 38:11; Num 1:18–20, 17:2; 1 Sam 18:2; Ezra 2:59; Neh 10:34). In the New Testament, it refers figuratively
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Father’s House; Father’s Household
Father’s House; Father’s Household [Heb. bêṯ hāʾāḇ, Gk. hós oíkos toú patrós, en toís toú patrós (Lk. Lk. 2:49)]; AV also FAMILY, “Father’s house” (Jn. 14:2); NEB also FATHER’S FAMILY, FAMILY, FATHER’S LINE, TRIBE, CLAN, ANCESTRAL HOUSE. The idea of “house” is also elliptical in Heb. rāʾšê
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Father's House
FATHER’S HOUSE. This usage in the OT is always of earthly significance, referring to the dwelling place of the family (Gen 24:23), or to the family itself (Gen 12:1), or to the tribe (Gen 24:40), or to the entire nation (Neh 1:6). See Family.In the NT Jesus added two further ideas. He referred to the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Father’s House
Father’s HouseLit., the physical structure in which a family lived, viewed as a possession of the father due to the patriarchal orientation of biblical society (Gen. 24:23; Deut. 22:21; Judg. 19:3). In a figurative sense Heb. bêṯ-ʾāḇ means the extended family, the smallest, most intimate social
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Father’s House
Father’s House (Heb. bêṯ-˒āḇ).* The basic socio-economic unit of ancient Israel, an extended family (RSV usually “household”; KJV “house”) consisting of the eldest living male of a lineage, his wife or wives, their married sons and grandsons and their wives, and all unmarried children and
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Father's House
FATHER’S HOUSE - a way of designating families or households among the Israelites, sometimes referring to a family’s physical dwelling place (Gen. 24:23), the family itself (Gen. 12:1), a specific tribe (Gen. 24:40), or the entire nation (Neh. 1:6).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FATHER'S HOUSE, FATHERS' HOUSE
FATHER’S HOUSE, FATHERS’ HOUSE([בֵּית אָב‎, beth ’abh], [בֵּית אָבוֹת‎, beth ’abhoth]): Father’s house in the Old Testament is1. a dwelling, the family home (Gen 12:1; 31:14, 30; 38:11; 1 Sam 18:2);2. a family or household (Gen 41:51; 46:31; Ex 12:3, the Revised Version (British and
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Father’s House
FATHER’S HOUSE (οἰκία τοῦ πατρός μου).—The name applied by Jesus in Jn 14:2 to the eternal home, whither He goes to prepare a place for His disciples. To their fear lest they might never rejoin Him after the impending separation, He answers that in His Father’s house there are many abodes (μοναί)
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Father's House
FATHER’S HOUSE Name given to extended family units in the ancient Near East reflecting a social organization in which a dominant male headed the family. These units might be large (Jacob’s house included 66 descendants when he entered Egypt, Gen. 46:26). A father’s house could designate the clans within
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Father's House
father’s house. In the OT, while the word “house” by itself basically means a dwelling in which people live, in conjunction with “father” it indicates at least a family home (Gen. 12:1; 31:14, 30; 1 Sam. 18:2), that is, the head of a family and his dependents, a household. The term “father’s house” (bĕêt-ʾāb)
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Father’s House, Fathers’ House
FATHER’S HOUSE, FATHERS’ HOUSE (בֵּיתאָב‎, bēth ’ābh, בֵּית אָבו̇ת‎, bēth ’ābhōth): Father’s house in the OT is (1) a dwelling, the family home (Gen 12:1; 31:14, 30; 38:11; 1 S 18:2); (2) a family or household (Gen 41:51; 46:31; Ex 12:3, RV “fathers’ houses”); (3) the group of households, of several of
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FATHER’S HOUSE
FATHER’S HOUSE [בֵּית־אָבbeth-ʾav; οἰκος τοῦ πατρός oikos tou patros]. In the OT, the phrase designates the smallest familial unit, a kinship designation below both tribe and clan and headed by a patriarchal figure (Gen 12:1). It occurs in the plural in census lists (e.g., Num 1:2; Ezra 2:59). In
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