The ordinary dwelling unit of a settled population. The term has many extended uses in both the OT and NT. It can signify a family line, like “house of Levi” (Exod 2:1), or a tribal group, like Israel (Num 1:2). It is also used in a wider sense of domain, as in the house of slavery (Egypt in Exod 13:3). By the “house of God” is meant an Israelite place of worship (Mark 2:26), sometimes called a house of prayer (Mark 11:17). In Heb 3:3-6 the expression “house of God” is applied to the Christian community.

Exod 2:1

Birth and Youth of Moses
1Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman.

Num 1:2

2Take a census of the whole congregation of Israelites, in their clans, by ancestral houses, according to the number of names, every male individually;

Exod 13:3

The Festival of Unleavened Bread
3Moses said to the people, “Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, because the Lord bro ... View more

Mark 2:26

26He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he g ... View more

Mark 11:17

17He was teaching and saying, “Is it not written,
‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’?
But you have made it a den of robbers.”

Heb 3:3-6

3Yet Jesus is worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself.4(For every house is built by someone, but th ... View more

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