the house of vanity; of iniquity of trouble

-A place on the mountains of Benjamin Jos 7:2; 18:12; 1Sa 13:5; 14:23; Ho 4:15; 5:8; 10:5

House of nothingness; i.e., “of idols”, a place in the mountains of Benjamin, east of Bethel (Josh. 7:2; 18:12; 1 Sam. 13:5). In Hos. 4:15; 5:8; 10:5 it stands for “Bethel” (q.v.), and it is so called because it was no longer the “house of God,” but “the house of idols,” referring to the calves […]