Lock

Lock [N] [S]

The Hebrews usually secured their doors by bars of wood or iron ( Isaiah 45:2 ; 1 Kings 4:3 ). These were the locks originally used, and were opened and shut by large keys applied through an opening in the outside ( Judges 3:24 ). (See KEY .)

Lock of hair ( Judges 16:13 Judges 16:19 ; Ezekiel 8:3 ; Numbers 6:5 , etc.).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Lock". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Lock. [N] [E]

Where European locks have not been introduced, the locks of eastern houses are usually of wood, and consist of a partly hollow bolt from fourteen inches to two feet long for external doors or gates, or from seven to nine inches for interior doors. The bold passes through a groove in a piece attached to the door into a socket in the door-post.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Lock'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.