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Household
A group of related people residing together in a house.
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Household
Household. Persons who live in the same place and compose a family or extended family. In biblical times a household included father, mother(s), children, grandparents, servants, concubines, and sojourners. Jacob’s household included 66 people, not counting the wives of his sons (Gn 46:26). Households
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Household
Household[Heb bayiṯ; Gk. oikía, oíkos]. A term that signifies the members of a family and others living together as a social unit, often under the same roof. It is used interchangeably with “house” and “family,” and the translations vary considerably in their use of these terms, the AV frequently
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Household
HOUSEHOLD Persons who live in the same place and compose a family or extended family. In biblical times a household included father, mother(s), children, grandparents, servants, concubines, and sojourners. Jacob’s household, for example, included 66 people, not counting the wives of his sons (Gn 46:26).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Household
HOUSEHOLD. This is the translation of eight words in the Bible, the most frequent OT word being Heb. bayit, “house.” Job 1:3 has ˓ăbuddâ, “household,” a set of servants for the family. Gr. therapeia, of similar meaning, occurs in Lk 12:42. The common Gr. oikos, “house(hold),” describes the families
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Household
HouseholdThe basic unit of social structure in the ancient world. The household was more extensive than in modern times and included not only immediate family but a wide spectrum of kinship groupings and retainers.In Judaism as in gentile society, the household was the primary place for inculcation
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Household
Household (Heb. bayiṯ; Gk. oíkos, oikía).* The extended family or father’s house, the basic social unit of ancient Israel (so RSV, JB; KJV “house”; NIV “family”). A patrilocal residential unit, it was headed by the eldest male of the lineage and might comprise as many as five generations
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Household, Family
Household, FamilyThe sociological unit in the Hellenistic world, as in the OT, was not the individual, the city or the state but the family or household. Early Christianity, including the NT itself, to a large degree addressed people not as separate individual entities but as connected to the household
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Household
HOUSEHOLD.1. The rendering generally of the same Heb. and Gk. words as are rendered “house,” and meaning the members of a family living in the same dwelling, including servants and dependents (Isa. 36:3). The expression “those of Caesar’s household” (Phil 4:22) seems to refer to some of the servants
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Household
HOUSEHOLD — all the people who lived together in the same family in Bible times. Israelite families were larger than ours today. The family included the immediate family and all who lived together in the same house. This included slaves, concubines, foreign residents, and servants. When Abraham circumcised
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HOUSEHOLD
HOUSEHOLD<hous’-hold>: Three words are usually found in the Bible where the family is indicated. These three are the Hebrew word bayith and the Greek words oikia and oikos. The unit of the national life of Israel, from the very beginning, was found in the family. In the old patriarchal days each family
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Household
Houseʹhold. The word thus rendered is usually, in the original Scriptures, the same word which is rendered “house,” and denotes the members of a family residing in the same abode, including servants and dependants (Gen. 18:19; Lev. 16:17; Acts 16:15; 1 Cor. 1:16). See Family.