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Dictionaries :: House

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g3624 Greek: oikos

House:

denotes

(a) "a house, a dwelling," e.g., Mat 9:6, 7; 11:8; it is used of the Tabernacle, as the House of God, Mat 12:4, and the Temple similarly, e.g., Mat 21:13; Luk 11:51, AV, "temple," RV, "sanctuary;" Jhn 2:16, 17; called by the Lord "your house" in Mat 23:38; Luk 13:35 (some take this as the city of Jerusalem); metaphorically of Israel as God's house, Hbr 3:2, 5, where "his house" is not Moses', but God's; of believers, similarly, ver. 6, where Christ is spoken of as "over God's House" (the word "own" is rightly omitted in the RV); Hbr 10:21; 1Pe 2:5; 4:17; of the body, Mat 12:44; Luk 11:24;

(b) by metonymy, of the members of a household or family, e.g., Luk 10:5; Act 7:10; 11:14; 1Ti 3:4, 5, 12; 2Ti 1:16; 4:19, RV (AV, "household"); Tts 1:11 (plural); of a local church, 1Ti 3:15; of the descendants of Jacob (Israel) and David, e.g., Mat 10:6; Luk 1:27, 33; Act 2:36; 7:42.
See HOME, A, No. 1. Note (1), HOUSEHOLD.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g3614 Greek: oikia

House:

is akin to No. 1, and used much in the same way; in Attic law oikos denoted the whole estate, oikia stood for the dwelling only; this distinction was largely lost in later Greek. In the NT it denotes

(a) "a house, a dwelling," e.g., Mat 2:11; 5:15; 7:24-27; 2Ti 2:20; 2Jo 1:10; it is not used of the Tabernacle or the Temple, as in the case of No. 1;

(b) metaphorically, the heavenly abode, spoken of by the Lord as "My Father's house," Jhn 14:2, the eternal dwelling place of believers; the body as the dwelling place of the soul, 2Cr 5:1; similarly the resurrection body of believers (id.); property, e.g., Mar 12:40; by metonymy, the inhabitants of a house, a household, e.g., Mat 12:25; Jhn 4:53; 1Cr 16:15.
See HOUSEHOLD.

B-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g3832 Greek: panoikei

House:

denotes "with all the house," Act 16:34, i.e., "the household."

Notes:

(1) In 2Cr 5:2, oiketerion, "a habitation" (see RV) is translated "house" in the AV, of the resurrection body (cp. oikia in the preceding verse; see above).

(2) In 1Ti 5:13, "from house to house" is, lit., "the houses."

(3) For "in every house," Act 5:42 (cp. Act 2:46), see HOME.

(4) For "them which are of the house," 1Cr 1:11, AV, see HOUSEHOLD.

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