Doors [S]

moved on pivots of wood fastened in sockets above and below ( Proverbs 26:14 ). They were fastened by a lock ( Judges 3:23 Judges 3:25 ; Cant 5:5 ) or by a bar ( Judges 16:3 ; Job 38:10 ). In the interior of Oriental houses, curtains were frequently used instead of doors.

The entrances of the tabernacle had curtains ( Exodus 26:31-33 Exodus 26:36 ). The "valley of Achor" is called a "door of hope," because immediately after the execution of Achan the Lord said to Joshua, "Fear not," and from that time Joshua went forward in a career of uninterrupted conquest. Paul speaks of a "door opened" for the spread of the gospel ( 1 Corinthians 16:9 ; 2 co 2:12 ; Colossians 4:3 ). Our Lord says of himself, "I am the door" ( John 10:9 ). John ( Revelation 4:1 ) speaks of a "door opened in heaven."

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.

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

Bibliography Information

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