hospitality


hospitality
Welcoming a stranger or traveller was a fundamental courtesy in the ancient Near East (Gen. 18:1–8). Grave consequences followed a violation of this custom (Judg. 8:4–9). In the NT (Luke 7:36–50) Simon, a Pharisee [[➝ Pharisees]], is rebuked for his lack of appropriate care for his guests. Jesus expected his disciples to be offered hospitality when he sent them out on a mission (Mark 6:10). Jesus' own regard for custom is by not upstaging his host: he heals only when asked (Mark 1:30) and knows the rules of precedence (Luke 14:8). He was sometimes offered private homes for teaching (Mark 1:29–34).
The early Church expected its members to receive hospitality if they visited another town (Rom. 12:13; 1 Pet. 4:9; Acts 17:7). Letters of commendation on behalf of travellers were exchanged amongst Church leaders (Rom. 16:1–2; 3 John 5).

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  • Hospitality — • In the religious orders the duty of hospitality was insisted upon from the beginning both in East and West Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hospitality     Hospitality      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • Hospitality — Hos pi*tal i*ty, n.; pl. {Hospitalities}. [L. hospitalitas: cf. F. hospitalit[ e].] The act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward, or with kind and generous liberality. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hospitality — index charity, largess (generosity), philanthropy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hospitality — late 14c., act of being hospitable, from O.Fr. hospitalité, from L. hospitalitem (nom. hospitalitas) friendliness to guests, from hospes (gen. hospitis) guest (see HOST (Cf. host) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hospitality — [n] neighborliness accommodation, affability, amiability, cheer, companionship, comradeship, consideration, conviviality, cordiality, entertainment, friendliness, generosity, geniality, good cheer, heartiness, hospitableness, obligingness,… …   New thesaurus

  • hospitality — ► NOUN ▪ the friendly and generous treatment of guests or strangers …   English terms dictionary

  • hospitality — [häs΄pi tal′ə tē] n. pl. hospitalities [L hospitalitas < hospitalis: see HOSPITAL] the act, practice, or quality of being hospitable; solicitous entertainment of guests …   English World dictionary

  • HOSPITALITY — In ancient Israel, hospitality was not merely a question of good manners, but a moral institution which grew out of the harsh desert and nomadic existence led by the people of Israel. The biblical customs of welcoming the weary traveler and of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism


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