Dwell, Part 9 – synonyms, part 1

“Or 3. There are other words used to describe the same idea, i.e. synonyms for the word dwell.”

Why isn’t the word “dwell” used more often to describe the focus of our attention?  This is the general question I have been exploring the last few weeks.  The most likely answer is that there are many other words or phrases used in the Bible to teach us about our focus.

Here are some dictionary synonyms for the word “dwell”: linger over, mull over, muse on, brood about, brood over, think about, spend time thinking about, be preoccupied by, be obsessed by, eat one’s heart out over; harp on about, discuss at length, expatiate on, elaborate on, expound on, keep talking about.  (thanks Google for the list)

This list is a good starting point, but it is going to take a while for me to search for these words and phrases in the Bible.  Actually, I intend to focus this search on the New Testament.

So the next post will begin a series of passages I find that deal with how we focus our attention – well, and poorly.

How am I “dwelling”?  (Yes, this is still a self-diagnostic question.)