Congregation, mount of the @ Isaiah:14:13), has been supposed to refer to the place where God promised to meet with his people Exodus:25:22Exodus:29:42-43) i.e., the mount of the Divine presence, Mount Zion. But here the king of Babylon must be taken as expressing himself according to his own heathen notions, and not according to those of the Jews. The "mount of the congregation" will therefore in this case mean the northern mountain, supposed by the Babylonians to be the meeting-place of their gods. In the Babylonian inscriptions mention is made of a mountain which is described as "the mighty mountain of Bel, whose head rivals heaven, whose root is the holy deep." This mountain was regarded in their mythology as the place where the gods had their seat.
CONGREGATION @ -Those who were excluded from Deuteronomy:23:1-3 -See CHURCH -See EXCOMMUNICATION
CONGREGATION @ - This describes the Hebrew people in its collective capacity under its peculiar aspect as a holy community, held together by religious rather than political bonds. Sometimes it is used in a broad sense as inclusive of foreign settlers, Exodus:12:19) but more properly as exclusively appropriate to the Hebrew element of the population. Numbers:15:15) The congregation was governed by the father or head of each family and tribe. The number of these representatives being inconveniently large for ordinary business, a further selection was made by Moses of 70, who formed a species of standing committee. Numbers:11:16) Occasionally indeed the whole body of people was assembled at the door of the tabernacle, hence usually called the tabernacle of the congregation. Numbers:10:3) The people were strictly bound by the acts of their representatives, even in cases where they disapproved of them. Joshua:9:18)