God is the habitation of his people, who find rest and safety in him ( Psalms 71:3 ; 91:9 ). Justice and judgment are the habitation of God's throne ( Psalms 89:14 , Heb. mekhon, "foundation"), because all his acts are founded on justice and judgment. (See Psalms 132:5 Psalms 132:13 ; Ephesians 2:22 , of Canaan, Jerusalem, and the temple as God's habitation.) God inhabits eternity ( Isaiah 57:15 ), i.e., dwells not only among men, but in eternity, where time is unknown; and "the praises of Israel" ( Psalms 22:3 ), i.e., he dwells among those praises and is continually surrounded by them.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Habitation". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .



Properly a place of sojourn or dwelling. The term in the King James Version representing some 16 Hebrew words (moshabh, ma`-on, mishkan, naweh, etc.), and 5 Greek words, is variously changed in certain passages in the Revised Version (British and American), as Genesis 49:5, "swords"; Leviticus 13:46 "dwelling"; Job 5:24; Jeremiah 25:30 b,37, "fold"; Psalms 89:14; 97:2, etc., "foundation"; Psalms 132:5, "tabernacle"; Luke 16:9, "tabernacles," etc. Conversely, "habitation" appears in the Revised Version (British and American) for the King James Version "dwelling place" in 2 Chronicles 30:27; Psalms 79:7, "house"; Psalms 83:12; 2 Corinthians 5:2, "tabernacle," Acts 7:46, etc.


James Orr

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HABITATION'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.