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House of God
God’s Abode • House of Prayer
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
House of God
House of God. Common phrase used in the ancient Near Eastern world for a structure used to accommodate a deity or his servants. It referred in the OT to the tabernacle (Dt 23:18; 1 Kgs 8:11–20); the Solomonic temple (1 Kgs 12:27; Jer 20:1), to national shrines, or to pagan temples (Jgs 9:4; 2 Kgs 10:21).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
House of God
House of God[Heb bêṯ (hā)ʾĕlōhîm; Gk. oíkos theoú]. In Judges, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Psalms, etc., bêṯ (hā)ʾĕlōhîm designates the sanctuary of the tabernacle (Josh. 9:23; Jgs. 18:31), the temple (1 Ch. 6:48 [MT 33]; 9:11, 26f.; 2 Ch. 3:3; Ps. 42:4 [MT 5]; etc.), and the second
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
House of God
HOUSE OF GOD Common phrase used in the ancient Near Eastern world for a structure used to accommodate a deity or his servants. In the OT it referred to the tabernacle (Dt 23:18; 1 Chr 6:31–32), Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs 8:11–20; 12:27; Jer 20:1), national shrines, or pagan temples (Jgs 9:4; 2 Kgs 10:21).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HOUSE OF GOD
HOUSE OF GODIn Gen 28:17, 22 = BETHEL (which see). In Jgs, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezr, Neh, Ps, etc. (beth ha-’elohim), a designation of the sanctuary = “house of Yahweh” (of the tabernacle, Jdg 18:31; 20:18, 26 the King James Version; of the temple, 1 Ch 9:11; 24:5 the King James Version;
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
House of God
House of God (The). Not solely a church, or a temple made with hands, but any place sanctified by God’s presence. Thus, Jacob in the wilderness, where he saw the ladder set up leading from earth to heaven, said, “This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven (Gen. 28:17).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
House of God
HOUSE OF GOD: In Gen 28:17, 22 = Bethel (q.v.). In Jgs, 1 and 2 Ch, Ezr, Neh, Ps, etc (bēth hā-’ĕlōhīm), a designation of the sanctuary = “house of Jeh” (of the tabernacle, Jgs 18:31; 20:18, 26 AV; of the temple, 1 Ch 9:11; 24:5 AV; 2 Ch 5:14; Ps 42:4; Isa 2:3, etc; of the 2d temple, Ezr 5:8, 15;
Key passages
Mt 12:4

how he entered into the house of God and ate the bread of the presentation, which it was not permitted for him or for those with him to eat, but only for the priests?

1 Co 3:9

For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.

1 Pe 2:5

And you yourselves, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.