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Houses


1. Antiquity of. Ge 12:1; 19:3.

2. Deep and solid foundations required for. Mt 7:24; Lu 6:48.

3. Sometimes built without foundation. Mt 7:26; Lu 6:49.

4. Built of

a. Clay. Job 4:19.

b. Bricks. Ex 1:11-14; Isa 9:10.

c. Stone and wood. Le 14:40,42; Hab 2:11.

d. Hewn or cut stone. Isa 3:10; Am 5:11.

5. In cities, built in streets. Ge 19:2; Jos 2:19.

6. Often built on city walls. Jos 2:15; 2Co 11:33.

7. The flat roofs of

a. Surrounded with battlements. De 22:8.

b. Had often booths on them. 2Sa 16:22; Ne 8:16; Pr 2:19.

c. Had often idolatrous altars on them. 2Ki 23:12; Jer 19:13; Zep 1:5.

d. Used for drying flax. Jos 2:6.

e. Used for exercise. 2Sa 11:2; Da 4:29.

f. Used for devotion. Ac 10:9.

g. Used for making proclamations. Lu 12:3.

h. Used for secret conference. 1Sa 9:25,26.

i. Resorted to in grief. Isa 15:3; Jer 48:38.

j. Often covered with week grass. Ps 129:6,7.

8. Accessible from the outside. Mt 24:17.

9. The courts of, large and used as apartments. Es 1:5; Lu 5:19.

10. Entered by a gate or door. Ge 43:19; Ex 12:22; Lu 16:20; Ac 10:17.

11. Doors of, low and small for safety. Pr 17:19.

12. Doors of, how fastened. 2Sa 13:18; Song 5:5; Lu 11:7.

13. Admission to, gained by knocking at the door. Ac 12:13; Re 3:20.

14. Walls of, plastered. Le 14:42,43.

15. Serpents often lodged in walls of. Am 5:19.

16. Custom of fastening nails, &c, in walls of, alluded to. Ec 12:11; Isa 22:23.

17. Had often several stories. Eze 41:16; Ac 20:9.

18. Divided into apartments. Ge 43:30; Isa 26:20.

19. Apartments of, were often

a. Large and airy. Jer 22:14.

b. Ceiled and painted. Jer 22:14; Hag 1:4.

c. Inlaid with ivory. 1Ki 22:39; Am 3:15.

d. Hung with rich tapestries. Es 1:6.

e. Warmed with fires. Jer 36:22; Joh 18:18.

20. Upper apartments of, the best, and used for entertainments. Mr 14:15.

21. Had often detached apartments for secrecy and for strangers. Jdj 3:20-23; 2Ki 4:10,11; 9:2,3.

22. Lighted by windows. 1Ki 7:4.

23. Street windows of, high and dangerous. 2Ki 1:2; 9:30,33; Ac 20:9.

24. Of the rich

a. Great. Isa 5:9; Am 6:11; 2Ti 2:20.

b. Goodly. De 8:12.

c. Pleasant. Eze 26:12; Mic 2:9.

25. Of brick or clay

a. Plastered. Eze 13:10,11.

b. Easily broken through. Job 24:16; Eze 12:5.

c. Often swept away by torrents. Eze 13:13,14.

26. When finished were usually dedicated. De 20:5; Ps 30:1.

27. For summer residence. Am 3:15.

28. Liable to leprosy. Le 14:34-53.

29. Not to be coveted. Ex 20:17; Mic 2:2.

30. Were hired. Ac 28:30.

31. Were mortgaged. Ne 5:3.

32. Were sold. Ac 4:34.

33. Law respecting the sale of. Le 25:29-33.

34. Of criminals, desolated. Da 2:5; 3:29.

35. Desolation of, threatened as a punishment. Isa 5:9; 13:16,21,22; Eze 16:41; 26:12.

36. Often broken down to repair city walls before sieges. Isa 22:10.

37. Illustrative

a. Of the body. Job 4:19; 2Co 5:1.

b. Of the grave. Job 30:23.

c. Of the church. Heb 3:6; 1Pe 2:5.

d. Of saints’ inheritance. Joh 14:2; 2Co 5:1.

e. (On sand,) of the delusive hope of hypocrites. Mt 7:24,25.

f. (On a rock,) of the hope of saints. Mt 7:24,25.

g. (Insecurity of,) of earthly trust. Mt 6:19,20.

h. (Building of,) of great prosperity. Isa 65:21; Eze 28:26.

i. (Built and not inhabited,) of calamity. De 28:30; Am 5:11; Zep 1:13.

j. (To inhabit those, built by others,) of abundant feelings. De 6:10,11.