HOUSEHOLDER hous'-hol-der (oikodespotes): The word occurs in Matthew 13:27,52; 20:1; 21:33, for the master or owner of a "household," i.e. of servants ([@douloi). The Greek word emphasizes the authority of the master. Copyright Statement These files are public domain. Bibliography Information Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HOUSEHOLDER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.