House of God
(The). Not solely a church, or a temple made with hands,
but any place sanctified by God's presence. Thus, Jacob in the
wilderness, where he saw the ladder set up leading from earth to
heaven, said, “This is none other but the house of God, and this is the
gate of heaven (Gen. xxviii. 17).”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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