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Easton's Bible Dictionary


Tents were in primitive times the common dwellings of men. Houses were afterwards built, the walls of which were frequently of mud (Job 24:16; Mat 6:19,20) or of sun-dried bricks.

God "dwells in light" (1Ti 6:16; 1Jo 1:7), in heaven (Psa 123:1), in his church (Psa 9:11; 1Jo 4:12). Christ dwelt on earth in the days of his humiliation (Jhn 1:14). He now dwells in the hearts of his people (Eph 3:17-19). The Holy Spirit dwells in believers (1Cr 3:16; 2Ti 1:14). We are exhorted to "let the word of God dwell in us richly" (Col 3:16; Psa 119:11).

Dwell deep occurs only in Jer 49:8, and refers to the custom of seeking refuge from impending danger, in retiring to the recesses of rocks and caverns, or to remote places in the desert.

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