Oiketerion (οἰκητήριον) is a Greek word meaning "dwelling",[1] or "habitation".[2][3]

It is used in two places in the Bible; in the King James Version translation, they are:

(Jude 1:6) — And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

(2 Corinthians 5:2) — For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven.

For the latter verse, the term has been interpreted as meaning "the body as a dwelling place for the spirit".[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ οἰκητήριον in Liddell & Scott (1940). A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ David Olander (Spring 2021). "Did Angels Ever Cohabit?". Journal of Dispensational Theology – via EBSCO.
  3. ^ Richard C. H. Lenski, The Interpretation of The Epistles of St. Peter, St. John, and St. Jude (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1966) pg. 619.
  4. ^ "Oiketerion Meaning in Bible - New Testament Greek Lexicon - New American Standard".
  5. ^ "Strong's Greek: 3613. οἰκητήριον (oikétérion) -- a habitation". BibleApps.com Online Bible (in Latin). Retrieved October 8, 2021.
  6. ^ J.T. Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament (c.1835; 4th edn, T & T Clark 1901; new edn Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan 1977; repr. 1983), 439.