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Strong's #1005 - בַּיִת
1) house (of men)
2) house (of God)
1045) tb (בת BT) AC: Lodge CO: House AB: ?: The pictograph b is the tent or house. The t is two crossed sticks meaning a mark or sign. The family mark is the name of the patriarch of the family (such as "the house of Jacob") . The primary function of the tent is to provide a protection and a sleeping area at night. (eng: bed - for sleeping at night in the house; both - the letter beyt is the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet)
Nm) tib (בית BYT) - I. House:The structure or the family, as a household that resides within the house. II. Within:[Hebrew and Aramaic; The short form " b " is used as a prefix meaning "in" or "with”] KJV (2099): house, household, home, within, family, temple, prison, place, dungeon - Strongs: H1004 (בַּיִת), H1005 (בַּיִת)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בַּיִת const. בֵּית; with ה parag. בַּיְתָה Genesis 19:10 const. בֵּיתָה Genesis 43:17 plur. בָּתִּים bottim; with suff. בָּתֵּינוּ, בָּֽתֵּיכֶם, בָּֽתֵּיהֶם, for בָּתְתִים from the unused sing. בֹּתֶת (compare Syr. ܒܳܬܝܺܢ Lehrg. 604); m., a house, Arab. بَيْتُ, Syr. ܒܰܬܐܳ, Ethiop. ቤት፡. [“Phœnic. defective בת, see Monumm. Phœnic. p. 348.”] (Some derive it from the root בּוּת to pass the night, to remain. But still בַּיִת, בַּיְת may have sprung from the harder בַּנְת from the root בָּנָה, as δόμος, domus, from δέμω, and as to the form, like above אִישׁ, which has been shewn to be for אֵנֶשׁ, אֵנְשׁ. If this conjecture be adopted, בּוּת may be a secondary root from the noun בַּיִת, and בָּתִּים for בָּנְתִים from the sing. בֹּנֶת i.q. בֶּנֶת. To the proposed etymology we may add the following examples of the letter נ softened into a vowel, כִּיס for כֵּנֶס a purse; כּוֹס a cup, for כֹּנֶס; שַׁיִת a thorn, for שֶׁנֶת (prop. שַׁיְתְּ for שַׁנְתְּ); חוֹחַ ὄγκος, ἄγκος, uncus, for חֹנֶח from the root חָנַה= חָנַךְ; חִין for חֵנֶן; perhaps כּוּשׁ (Ethiopia), i.q. כֹּנֶשׁ congregation, conflux = حبش; Greek εἷς(ἐνός) for ἕνς: Lat. unus, εἰς, prep. for ἐνς (see Car. Schmidt, De Præposit. Gram. p. 7), τυφθείς for τυφθένς: ὀδούς for ὀδόνς: Latin dens)-בֶּן־הַבַּיִת “son of a house,” Genesis 15:3; Ecclesiastes 2:7 and יְלִיד בַּיִת Genesis 17:12, 27 Genesis 17:27; Jeremiah 2:14 is, verna, a servant or slave “born in the house,” and for that reason of more sure fidelity; אֲשֶׁר עַל הַבַּיִת with regard to private persons is οἰ̓κόνομος, dispensator, steward, a servant set over the houshold and the other servants, Genesis 43:16, 44:1 but see below, No. 3. בָּתֵּי חֹמֶר “houses of clay,” Job 4:19, a name given to human bodies as being frail and transitory (compare 2 Corinthians 5:1, and commentators on that passage). The house of God is once used of the whole world [?], Psalms 36:9. In acc. const. בֵּית is often used for בְּבֵית in any one’s house, Genesis 24:23, 38:11 elsewhere in the house, at home; הַבַּיְתָה into the house, Genesis 24:32. Specially it is
(1) a moveable house, a tent, Arab. بيت Genesis 27:15, 33:17 used of tents consecrated [to idols], 2 Kings 23:7 compare בָּמָה No. 3, 4; יְהֹוָה, בֵּית הָֽאֱלֹהִים used of the tabernacle of the covenant, Exodus 23:19; Joshua 6:24; Judges 18:31; 1 Samuel 1:7, 24 1 Samuel 1:24, 3:15 2 Samuel 12:20; Psalms 5:8. [“In other places בַּיִת and אֹהֶל are opposed.”]
(2) a royal house, a palace, fortress; more fully, בֵּית הַמֶּלֶּךְ 2 Samuel 11:2, 2 Samuel 11:9; 1 Kings 9:1, 10 1 Kings 9:10, 14:26 15:18, and בֵּית הַמַּלְכוּת Esther 1:9, κατʼ ἐξοχὴν הַבַּיִת; whence אֲשֶׁר עַל הַבַּיִת the prefect of the palace, one of the king’s friends, who was entrusted with the key of the royal citadel (Isaiah 22:22), and who was superintendent of the king’s houshold at large (about equivalent to maréchal du palais, Hofmarfchall), 1 Kings 4:6; 2 Kings 10:5, 15:5 Isaiah 22:15 (compare Daniel 2:49); in the later Hebrew רַב הַבַּיִת Esther 1:8 (see No. 1). בֵּית דָּוִר the palace of David, Isaiah 22:22 בֵּית פַּרְעֹה the citadel, or palace of Pharaoh, Genesis 12:15. Sometimes used of particular parts of the royal citadel, which, however, consisted of entire houses; בֵּית הַנָּשִׁים Esther 2:3,.
(3) the house of God, i.e. temple; used of the temples of idols, Isaiah 37:38, 44:13 1 Samuel 5:2, 1 Samuel 5:5 and of the temple of Jehovah at Jerusalem, called בֵּית אֱלֹהִים, בֵּית יְהֹוָה 1 Kings 6:5, 37 1 Kings 6:37, 7:12 Isaiah 66:1, and very frequently (compare No. 1).
(4) a sepulchre, especially one much adorned, Isaiah 14:18 compare מִשְׁכָּן Isaiah 22:16. More fully called בֵּית הָעוֹלָם “eternal house,” Ecclesiastes 12:5.
(5) dwelling, abode, habitation, place of any kind.
(a) of men, e. g. of Hades, Job 17:13. [“הָעָם בֵּית collect. “houses of the people,” i.e. of the citizens, Jeremiah 39:8, i.q. בָּתֵּי יְרוּשָׁלַם Jeremiah 52:13 בֵּית עֲבָדִים “house of servants,” i.e. workhouse, prison, spoken of Egypt, Exodus 20:2.”]
(b) of beasts, Job 39:6; Psalms 84:4, 104:17 (compare Virg. Georg. ii. 209, antiquasque domes avium); בֵּית עַכָּבִישׁ “the house of the spider,” Job 8:14 Arab. بيت المنكبوث; “the house of the moth,” Job 27:18.
(c) receptacle, place for inanimate things; בָּתֵּי נָפֶשׁ perfume boxes, Isaiah 3:20 לַבְּרִיחִים, בָּתִּים לַבַּדִּים, places to receive the carrying bars, Exodus 26:29, 36:34 37:14 38:5 1 Kings 18:32, “and he made a trench כְּבֵית סָאתַיִם זֶרַע of the content of two seahs of seed.” בֵּית אֲבָנִים a stony place (in the earth), Job 8:17; Nehemiah 2:3; Ezekiel 41:9, אֲשֶׁר לַבַּיִת בֵּית צְלָעוֹת “the content of the side chambers of the temple.”
(6) the inner part, what is inside, within (opp. to חוּץ outside, without). בַּיְתָה Exodus 28:26 מִבַּיִת Genesis 6:14; Exodus 25:11, 37:2, and מִבַּיְתָה 1 Kings 6:15 (compare מִן No. 3), inside, within. Opp. to מִחוּץ. בֵּית לְ Ezekiel 1:27 מִבַּיִת לְ 1 Kings 6:16 לְמִבֵּית לְ Numbers 18:7, within (some space). אֶל־מִבֵּית לְ within, 2 Kings 11:15 comp. אֶל־ A, 9. (From this signification is formed Ch. בֵּי in, whence the prefix בְּ has been derived above.)
(7) used figuratively for “persons living together in a house,” family (comp. Arab. أَهْلُ) i.e. wife and children and all the domestics, Genesis 7:1, 12:17 35:2 36:6 42:19. So “the king’s house,” is used of the courtiers, Isaiah 22:18 בֵּית פַּרְעֹה i.q. עַבְדֵי פַרְעֹה Genesis 50:4. Hence
(8) those sprung from any family, descendants, offspring, progeny, i.q. בָּנִים (in which sense it is joined with a pl. Isaiah 2:5) Genesis 18:19 בֵּית לֵוִי i.q. בְּנֵי לֵוִי Exodus 2:1 בֵּית יוֹסֵף Joshua 17:17 בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, בֵּית יְהוּדָה, בֵּית דָּוִד the race of David, 1 Samuel 20:16; Isaiah 7:2, 13 (οἶκος Δαβίδ, Luke 1:27). Like בְּנֵי it is used figuratively, as בֵּית מִלְחַמְתִּי i.q. בְּנֵי מִלְחַמְתִּי my adversaries, my enemies, 2 Chronicles 35:21 בֵּית מְרִי a stubborn race, Ezekiel 2:5 and on the other hand בֵּית יְהֹוָה sons, family of God, i.q. Israel, Numbers 12:7; Hosea 8:1 like οἶκος Θεοῦ [The Church], 1 Timothy 3:15. In some other phrases the figure of a house is preserved. Ruth 4:11, of Leah and Rachel, “they built the house of Israel,” i.e. founded the Israelitish nation. בָּנָה בַיִת לְ to build a house for any one, i.e. to give him offspring, progeny; said of a levir (i.q. הֵקִים שֵׁם לְ) Deuteronomy 25:9 of God, 1 Samuel 2:35, 25:28 2 Samuel 7:27 of the same meaning is עָשָׂה בַיִת לְ 2 Samuel 7:11.
(9) it is also applied to wealth, property, what is kept in a house, and all that belongs to a family; Esther 8:1, בֵּית הָמָן, LXX. ὅσα ὑπάρχει Ἀμάν, comp. 2:7 Genesis 15:2; Exodus 1:21 so Gr. οἰκία, οἶκος.
(10) בֵּית אָב pr. “a father’s house,” Genesis 24:23 “a father’s family,” 31:30. In the enumerations of the Hebrews, the particular tribes (שְׁבָטִים, מַטּוֹת) were divided into families (מִשְׁפָּחוֹת), the families into “fathers’ houses,” בֵּית הָאָבוֹת. In this signification in pl. for בָּתֵּי אָב there is often used בֵּית אָבוֹת, a mode of forming the pl. of compound nouns which is more used in Syriac [Hebr. Gram. § 106, 3, c.]. Numbers 1:2, “number the children of Israel לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָם לְבֵית אֲבוֹתָם according to their families and their fathers’ houses;” Numbers 1:18, 20, 22, 24, 26, seq.; 2:2, seq. Over the fathers’ houses were רָאשֵׁי בֵית אֲבוֹתָם Exodus 6:14 רָאשִׁים לְבֵית אֲבוֹתָם 1 Chronicles 5:24 generally by ellipsis, רָאשֵׁי הָאָבוֹת Numbers 31:26; Joshua 14:1 or שָׂרֵי הָאָבוֹת 1 Chronicles 29:6 נְשִׂיאֵי הָאָבוֹת 2 Chronicles 5:2, “princes of houses,” patriarchs.
בֵּית is very often [“especially in later writers”] prefixed to the proper names of towns, sometimes as a constituent part of the name, sometimes so that it may be omitted (see letters e, h, i, l, u, v), most frequently in writers of a later age, like the Syr. ܒܶܝܬ, compare Germ. haufen in Nordhaufen, Mühlhaufen. Of this kind are
(a) בֵּית אָוֶן (“house of vanity,” i.e. of idols, see אָוֶן No. 1 ), [Beth-Aven], a town of the tribe of Benjamin, to the east of the city of Bethel, Joshua 7:2; 1 Samuel 13:5 with a desert of the same name, Joshua 18:12. The Talmudists have confounded this town with the neighbouring city of Beth-El (letter b), from the latter having been sometimes called by the prophets in contempt בֵּית־אָוֶן, see אָוֶן.
(b) בֵּית אֵל (“house of God”), [Beth-el], a very ancient city of the Canaanites, afterwards of the Benjamites; until the time of Joshua called לוּז (Joshua 18:13, and compare לוּז), although once (16:2 ) the two names are distinguished from the writer speaking more accurately. It was situated on a mountain (1 Samuel 13:2; Joshua 16:1 compare Genesis 35:1), where the tabernacle of the covenant was placed [?] (Judges 20:18, 26 Judges 20:26, 27 Judges 20:27, 21:2 1 Samuel 10:3), and where afterwards Jeroboam set up the worship of the calves (1 Kings 12:28, seq.). Compare בֵּית אָוֶן and אָוֶן. Various and discrepant [not so!] traditions of the origin of this city are given, Genesis 28:10, seq.; 35:1, seq. Genesis 28:9, seq., which are discussed by de Wette (Kritik der Israel. Gesch. i. 124). [The inspired account is plain enough, and contains neither discrepancy nor contradiction]. Gent. n. is בֵּית הָאֱלִי 1 Kings 16:34. [Now called Beitîn بيتين, Rob. ii. 126.]
(c) בֵּית הָאֶצֶל (“house of firm root,” i.e. of fixed seat), [Beth-ezel], a town of Judæa or Samaria, Mich. 1:11, where allusion is made to this etymology.
(d) בֵּית אַרְבְּאֵל (“house of the ambush of God”), [Beth-arbel], Hosea 10:14 prob. Ἄρβηλα of the Galilæans (1Ma_9:2 ); situated between Sepphoris and Tiberias (Josh. Arch. xii. 11, § 1, xiv. 15, § 4; De Vita Sua, § 60). [Perhaps Irbid, Rob. iii. 282.]
(e) בֵּית בַּעַל מְעוֹן [Beth-baal-meon], Joshua 13:17 elsewhere בַּעַל מְעוֹן Numbers 32:38, and בֵּית מְעוֹן (“house of habitation”), Jeremiah 48:23 a town assigned to the tribe of Reuben, but which afterwards passed into the hands of the Moabites. Its ruins called ميعون [Mîʾûn], are mentioned by Burckhardt, Travels in Syr. p.  624, Germ. trans. It appears to be the same as בְּעוֹן (for מְעוֹן) Numbers 32:3.
(f) בֵּית בִּרְאִי (“house of my creation”), [Beth-birei], a town of the Simeonites, 1 Chronicles 4:31 perhaps corrupted from בֵּית לְבָאוֹת Joshua 19:6.
(g) בֵּית בָּרָה [Beth-barah], Judges 7:24, a place on the Jordan, pr. for בֵּית עֲבָרָה (“house of passage”), compare Βηθαβαρά, John 1:28, in many copies.
(h) בֵּית נָּדֵר (“house of the wall”), [Beth-gader], a town of the tribe of Judah, 1 Chronicles 2:51, i.q. גְּדֵרָה which see.
(1) בֵּית גִּלְגָּל [“the house of Gilgal”], Nehemiah 12:29, i.q. גִּלְגָּל which see.
(k) בֵּית גָּמוּל (“house of the weaned”), [Beth-gamul], a town of the Moabites, Jeremiah 48:23.
(l) בֵּית דִּבְלָתַיִם [Beth-diblathaim], Jeremiah 48:22, and דִּבְלָתַיִם Numbers 33:46 (“two cakes of figs”), a town of the Moabites.
(m) בֵּית דָּגוֹן (“house of Dagon”), [Beth-dagon], a town
(α) of the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:41.
(β) of the Asherites, Joshua 19:27.
(n) בֵּית הָרָם (“house of the lofty”), [Beth-aram], Joshua 13:27, a city of the Gadites; Numbers 32:36, called בֵּית הָרָן, afterwards Julias, Livias; see Joseph. Ant. xviii. 2, § 1 Jerome voc. Betharam.
(o) בֵּית חָגְלָה (“house of the partridge”), [Beth-hoglah], a town of the Benjamites on the borders of Judah, Joshua 15:6, 18:19, 21 Joshua 18:21[now Hajlah ححلا. Rob. ii. 268].
(p) בֵּית חָנָן (“house of favour”), [Beth-hanan], a town of the tribe of Judah or Dan, 1 Kings 4:9.
(q) בֵּית חֹרוֹן (“place of the hollow,” perhaps “of the hollow way”), [Beth-horon], m. two towns of the tribe of Ephraim, one of which called “the upper” was situated in the northern part of that tribe (Joshua 16:5, 21:22 ); the other, “the nether,” was situated on the border of Benjamin (Joshua 16:3, 18:13 ). Twice (Joshua 10:11; 2 Chronicles 25:13) Beth-horon is mentioned κατʼ ἐξοχὴν, and in Joshua it is clear that the nether is intended. Near to this was a very narrow declivity, Josh. loc. cit. (comp. 1Ma_3:16, 24 ), famous for the slaughter of several hosts.
(r) בֵּית הַיְשִׁימוֹת (“house of the deserts”), [Beth-jeshimoth], a town of the Reubenites, on the Jordan, Numbers 33:49; Joshua 12:3, 13:20 afterwards belonging to the Moabites, Ezekiel 25:9.
(s) בֵּית כַּר (“house of pasture”), [Beth-car], 1 Samuel 7:11 perhaps a garrison of the Philistines, in the limits of the tribe of Judah.
(t) בֵּית הַכֶּרֶם (“house of the vineyard”), [Beth-haccerem], Jeremiah 6:1; Nehemiah 3:14 a town of Judah, according to Jerome on Jerem. loc. cit., situated on a mountain between Jerusalem and Tekoa.
(u) בֵּית לְבָאוֹת see above, letter (f).
(v) בֵּית לְעַפְרָה see עָפְרָה.
(w) בֵּית לֶחֶם (“house of bread”), [Beth-lehem], m. Mich. 5:1.
(α), a town of the tribe of Judah, more fully בֵּית לֶחֶם יְהוּדָה Judges 17:7, Judges 17:9; Ruth 1:1, and בֵּית לֶחֶם אֶפְרָתָה Micah 5:1. Ephratah (see p. 73, B ) was not only the ancient name of the town (see Genesis 35:19), but it appears to have denoted the circumjacent region. It was the abode of the family of David (see Ruth loc. cit.), and the birth-place of our Saviour, on which account بيت لحم, about six English miles from Jerusalem is still celebrated. Gent. noun בֵּית הַלַּחְמִי [Beth-lehemite], 1 Samuel 16:1, 18 1 Samuel 16:18, 17:58.
(β) a town in the tribe of Zebulon, Joshua 19:15.
(x) בֵּית מִלּוֹא see מִלּוֹא.
(y) בֵּית מְעוֹן see letter (e).
(z) בֵּית מַעֲכָה (“house of Maachah”), [Beth-maachah], a town at the foot of Hermon, 2 Samuel 20:15 comp. מַעֲכָה and אָבֵל בֵּית מַעֲכָה.
(aa) בֵּית הַמֶּרְחָק (“house of remoteness”), a place on the brook Kidron, 2 Samuel 15:17.
(bb) בֵּית הַמַּרְבָּבוֹת (“house of chariots”), [Beth-marcaboth], a town in the tribe of Simeon, Joshua 19:5; 1 Chronicles 4:31.
(cc) בֵּית נִמְרָה (“house of limpid and wholesome water,” comp. נמר), [Beth-nimrah], Numbers 32:36; Joshua 13:27 and נִמְרָה Numbers 32:3, a town of the Gadites, called Βηθναβρίς in the time of Eusebius, now Nemrin; see Burckhardt’s Travels in Syria, 661. The waters near it are called מֵי נִמְרִים Isaiah 15:6.
(dd) עֵדֶן, בֵּית (“house of pleasure”), [the house of Eden], a royal city of Syria on mount Lebanon, (Amos 1:5), called by the Greeks Παράδεισος (Ptol. 5:15).
(ee) בֵּית עַזְמָוֶת [Beth-azmaveth], Nehemiah 7:28, and simply עַזְמָוֶת ib. 12:29; Ezra 2:24, a village of the tribe of Judah or Benjamin.
(ff) בֵּית הָעֵמֶק (“house of the valley”), [Beth-emek], a town of the Asherites. Joshua 19:27.
(gg) בֵּית עֲנוֹת (“house of response” perhaps “of echo”), [Beth-anoth], a town of the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:59.
(hh) בֵּית עֲנָת (id.), [Beth-anath], a town of the tribe of Naphtali, Joshua 19:38; Judges 1:33.
(ii) בֵּת עֵקֶד הָרֹעִים (“house of the farm of the shepherds,” compare عَفْدُ village, farm), a place near Samaria, 2 Kings 10:12 and without הָרֹעִים verse 14 2 Kings 10:14.
(kk) בֵּית עֲרָבָה with art. בֵּית הָעֲרָבָה (“house of the desert”), [Beth-arabah], a town on the borders of the tribe of Judah and Benjamin, Joshua 15:6, 18:22 without בֵּית Joshua 18:18.
(ll) בֵּית פֶּלֶט (“house of escape”), [Beth-phelet, Beth-palet], a town in the south of Judah, Joshua 15:27.
(mm) בֵּית פְּעוֹר (“temple of (Baal) Peor,” see בַּעַל פְּעוֹר ), [Beth-peor], a city of the Moabites allotted to the Reubenites, celebrated for the worship of Baal-peor, Deuteronomy 3:29, 34:6 Joshua 13:20.
(nn) בֵּית פַּצֵּץ (“house of dispersion”), [Beth-pazzez], a town in the tribe of Issachar, Joshua 19:21.
(oo) בֵּית צוּר (“house of the rock”), [Beth-zur], a town in the mountain country of Judah, Joshua 15:58 fortified by Rehoboam, 2 Chronicles 11:7 and yet more by the Maccabees, 1Ma_14:33.
(pp) בֵּית רְחֹב (“house” or “region of breadth”), [Beth-rehob], Judges 18:28; 2 Samuel 10:6 elsewhere רְחֹב (unless perhaps Beth Rechob denotes a region, Rechob a city), a city of the Asherites on the northern borders of Palestine (Numbers 13:21), and there situated in the rallies of Lebanon, not far from the springs of Jordan (Joshua 19:28, 30 Joshua 19:30, 21:31 Judges 1:31 ). The neighbouring part of Syria is called אֲרַם בֵּית רְחֹב 2 Samuel 10:6 אֲרַם רְחֹב ib. verse 8.
(qq) בֵּית שְׁאָו (“house of rest”), [Beth-shean], Joshua 17:11, 16 Joshua 17:16 contr. בֵּית שָׁן 1 Samuel 31:10, 12 1 Samuel 31:12בֵּית שַׁו 2 Samuel 21:12, a city of the tribe of Manasseh, long held by the Canaanites and Philistines (Jud. and Sa. l. l. c. c.), situated on this side Jordan, afterwards called Scythopolis (LXX. Judges 1:27 ), by the Rabbins ביסן, now by the Arabs بيسان [Beisan].
(rr) בֵּית הַשִּׁטָּה (“house of the acacia”), [Beth-shittah], a town situated on the Jordan between Bethshan and Abel-meholah, Judges 7:22. [Perhaps the place now called Shŭtta; شّطا, Rob. iii. 219.]
(ss) בֵּית שֶׁמֶשׁ (“house of the sun”), [Beth-shemesh], a town
(α) of the Levites, Joshua 21:16, on the borders of the tribes of Judah and Dan and the land of the Philistines (Joshua 15:10; 1 Samuel 6:12, seq.; 2 Chronicles 28:18); large and populous (1 Samuel 6:19), 1 Kings 4:9; 2 Kings 14:11. Constr. with a pl. 1 Samuel 6:13, where the inhabitants are intended. Gent. noun בֵּית הַשִּׁמְשִׁי id. ver. 14, 18. [This town appears to be now called ʾAin Shems عين شمس, Rob. ii. 339.]
(β) of the tribe of Naphtali, Joshua 19:38; Judges 1:33.
(γ) of the tribe of Issachar, Joshua 19:22.
(δ) i.q. אֹן Heliopolis of Egypt, Jeremiah 43:13 compare page 63, A.
(tt) בֵּית תַּפּוּחַ (“house of apples”), [Beth-tappuah], a town of the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:53. [Now Teffûh تفوح, Rob. ii. 428.]
בַּיִת emphat. בַּיְתָא, בַּיְתָה, constr. בֵּית with suffix בַּיְתֵהּ, pl. בָּתִּין, Chald. m. i.q. Heb. house, Daniel 2:5 בֵּית מַלְכָּא Ezra 6:4 בֵּית מַלְכוּ Daniel 4:27, royal house, palace; בֵּית אֱלָהָא house of God, temple, Ezra 5:2, seq.; also, simply בַּיְתָא id. ver. 3, 9, 11.