House, Permanent dwelling, Building
Buildings and structures
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
House, Ancient near Eastern
House, Ancient Near Eastern (בַּיִת‎, bayith), Ancient Near Eastern. A fixed residential structure, in contrast to a temporary dwelling such as a tent (אֺהֶל‎, ohel) or booth (סֻכָּה‎, sukkah); also used to describe kinship relations, such as a family, tribe, or royal dynasty.
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
House[Heb and Aram bayiṯ; Gk. oíkos, oikía]. Hebrew bayiṯ, “house,” occurs over 1750 times in the OT and embraces all dwellings, from the simplest (even a tent, Gen. 27:15) up to the king’s palace (1 K. 7:1) or God’s temple (1 K. 6:1). The term stems, presumably, from a root meaning “to get a night’s
Winter House
Winter House [Heb. bêṯ haḥōrep̱]; NEB also WINTER APARTMENTS. Either a separate residence used during the cold season, or a heatable room or apartment within a larger building (so KoB, p. 122). Some houses are known to have had two stories, with a heatable lower floor and a cooler roof chamber (cf.
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.
Homes and Dwellings
HOMES AND DWELLINGSPreviewMiddle Bronze Age HousesLate Bronze Age HousesIsraelite Houses of the Iron AgeHouses in New Testament TimesMiddle Bronze Age Houses (c. 1800–1500 bc) Israel’s early ancestors lived mostly in tents or temporary dwellings, but the Canaanites of the middle Bronze Age
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
house.1 The ordinary dwelling unit of the settled population. The Bible offers numerous references to specific parts of houses, such as roofs, upper rooms, doors, and courtyards, but it gives no full description of a typical house. Supplementary evidence provided by archaeology, however, makes it possible
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BUILDING. Buildings included homes, temples, city walls and other fortifications. Mud bricks dried in the sun (see Bricks) were used for the ordinary home, or stone if available. Roof timbers would be covered with clay or thatch. See Architecture.Solomon’s and Herod’s temples were made with costly materials
HOUSE. This is the translation of some five words in the Bible. The house (Heb. bayit. Gr. oikia) designates variously the dwelling place of a family of the king, or the temple of God in Jerusalem. The term may also designate a nation (house of Israel), a tribe, a family (Gen 7:1, etc.).Reconstruction
WINTERHOUSE. residence for the cold season used by wealthy people (Amos 3:15). In Jer 36:22 the winterhouse probably referred to a part of Jehoiakim’s palace exposed to the winter sun and used because of its warmth.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HOUSE (Heb. bayiṯ; Gk. oikos, oikia). The Heb. and Gk. words are used with reference to various kinds of buildings and also in the sense of ‘household, family’. Particularly in the NT, the ‘house of God’ is developed into an important theological concept. Architectural information in the Bible has been
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
HouseA shelter or dwelling place. Biblical and Near Eastern texts and archaeological contexts contain independent and complementary sources for the historical and cultural development of the house in Syria-Palestine.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
House (Heb., Aram. bayiṯ; Gk. oíkos).† A dwelling or place of residence. In this basic sense, the term encompasses the simplest peasant dwellings (perhaps even caves or tents; cf. Gen. 33:17) as well as the palaces of the nobility.From the Early Bronze Age (ca. 3200–2100 B.C.) on, most Palestinian
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
HOUSES Compared with what is known about public buildings in antiquity, such as fortifications, temples and palaces, the information that is available about private dwellings is relatively limited. There are two reason for this: firstly, in a mound with continuous layers of occupation only the foundations
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
House, Spiritual House
House, Spiritual HouseA house (Gk oikos and oikia) is a dwelling that is both a permanent shelter and a place where one’s family is located. By extension of meaning, therefore, “house” can also mean “household” or “family” (for the sociological dimension of such “houses,” see Households, Family) or
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
House. The houses of the rural poor in Egypt, as well as in most parts of Syria, Arabia, and Persia, are generally mere huts of mud or sunburnt bricks. In some parts of Palestine and Arabia stone is used, and in certain districts caves in the rocks are used as dwellings. Amos 5:11. The houses are usually