The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Habitation[Heb môšāḇ] (Ex. 35:3; Lev. 13:46; Ps. 132:13; Ezk. 6:14); NEB HOME, SETTLEMENT, etc.; [šāḵan] (Dt. 12:5; Ps. 104:12); NEB DWELL, NEST; [māʿôn] (Dt. 26:15; 2 Ch. 30:27; Ps. 26:8; 68:5 [MT 6]; 91:9; Jer. 21:13; 25:30); AV also DWELLING PLACE; NEB DWELLING-PLACE, “beauty,” REFUGE, LAIR;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HABITATION. The translation of 20 different words in the Bible, including the ideas of temporary dwelling (sojourn), permanent home (dwelling place), fixed abode or place, and resting place.The temple is called God’s habitation (zbûl, 2 Chr 6:2). The heavens also are His dwelling place (shibtô, from
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HABITATION. In the KJV, the rendering of several Heb. and Gk. words, and used in the general sense of a place to dwell in (Pss. 69:25; 104:12; Acts 1:20; etc). The NASB and NIV often render “dwelling” or “dwelling place.”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
HabitationGod is the habitation of his people, who find rest and safety in him (Ps. 71:3; 91:9). Justice and judgment are the habitation of God’s throne (Ps. 89:14, Heb. mekhon, “foundation”), because all his acts are founded on justice and judgment. (See Ps. 132:5, 13; Eph. 2:22, of Canaan, Jerusalem,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HABITATION — a dwelling place. Solomon referred to the Temple as God’s “house of habitation” (2 Chr. 6:2, KJV). The church is also called “a habitation of God in the Spirit” (Eph. 2:22).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HABITATION<hab-i-ta’-shun>: Properly a place of sojourn or dwelling. The term in the King James Version representing some 16 Hebrew words (moshabh, ma`-on, mishkan, naweh, etc.), and 5 Greek words, is variously changed in certain passages in the Revised Version (British and American), as Gen 49:5,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HABITATION Dwelling place; home; KJV translation of 10 different Hebrew words. Habitation is used for the dwellings of humans (Exod. 35:3; Isa. 27:10) and of birds (Ps. 104:12). Of special interest are references to the habitation of God. God’s habitation is designated as heaven (Deut. 26:15; 2 Chron.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
HABITATION, hab-i-tāʹshun: Properly a place of sojourn or dwelling. The term in AV representing some 16 Heb words (mōshābh, māʽōn, mishkān, nāweh, etc), and 5 Gr words, is variously changed in certain passages in RV, as Gen 49:5, “swords”; Lev 13:46, “dwelling”; Job 5:24; Jer 25:30b, 37, “fold”;