One invited to a feast (1Kgs 1:41; Matt 22:10-11) or to lodge overnight (Luke 19:7). In the ancient Mediterranean world, it was considered obligatory to lodge travelers and strangers (Judg 19:15-21).

1Kgs 1:41

41Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished feasting. When Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, “Why is the city in an up ... View more

Matt 22:10-11

10Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.11“But when the king ca ... View more

Luke 19:7

7All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.”

Judg 19:15-21

15They turned aside there, to go in and spend the night at Gibeah. He went in and sat down in the open square of the city, but no one took them in to spend the ... View more

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