House, forms a part of many compounds names of places, and sometimes means the place or dwelling; and at others the temple. This word becomes Beit in modern Arabic.
occurs frequently as the appellation for a house, or dwelling-place, in such compounds as the words immediately following:
("a fixed dwelling"); as in Ge 33:17, "Jacob built him an house," marking his settlement after wanderings (compare 2Sa 7:2-6). Then "any dwelling", as "a tent". Then "a family". Also "a temple". "The garden house," Beth-haggan (2Ki 9:27), by way of which Ahaziah fled; now Jenin, formerly EN-GANNIN, on the way from Samaria northward, overlooking the great plain.
The second letter of the Heb. alphabet, and as such used in Ps 119 as the heading of the second part, each verse of which begins with this letter.
A word used in many compound names of places, and signifying 'house' or dwelling place: as Beth-el, house of God.
the most general word for a house or habitation. It has the special meaning of a temple or house of worship Beth is more frequently employed in compound names of places than any other word.