Dictionary Mode: easton:Host
Host @ an entertainer Romans:16:23); a tavern-keeper, the keeper of a caravansary Luke:10:35). In warfare, a troop or military force. This consisted at first only of infantry. Solomon afterwards added cavalry (kjvKings:4:26; 10:26). Every male Israelite from twenty to fifty years of age was bound by the law to bear arms when necessary Numbers:1:3 Numbers:26:2; 2Chronicals:25:5). Saul was the first to form a standing army ( 1Samuel:13:2 1Samuel:24:2). This example was followed by David ( 1Chronicles:27:1), and Solomon (kjvKings:4:26), and by the kings of Israel and Judah ( 2Chronicals:17:14 2Chronicals:26:11; 2Kings:11:4, etc.).
Host of heaven @ The sun, moon, and stars are so designated Genesis:2:1). When the Jews fell into idolatry they worshipped these Deuteronomy:4:19; 2Kings:17:16 2Kings:21:3-5 2Kings:23:5 ; Jeremiah:19:13; Zephaniah:1:5; Acts:7:42).
Hostage @ a person delivered into the hands of another as a security for the performance of some promise, etc. ( 2Kings:14:14; 2Chronicals:25:24).
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