Door-posts • Doorpost • Doorposts • Gate-Post
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
doorpost (Heb. mezuzah), a supporting beam for a city gate or for the doorway of a sanctuary or private house. The Israelites sprinkled the blood of the Passover sacrifice on their doorposts, so that the angel of death would not kill their firstborn (Exod. 12:7, 22–23). The Israelites were enjoined to
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DOORPOST1. Heb. sap (Ezk 41:16), KJV), better, “threshold” (q.v.)2. Heb. mashqôp (Ex 12:7), KJV), “lintel” as in Ex 12:22, 23.3. Heb. mezûzâ (Ex 12:7, 22, 23; 21:6; Jdg 16:3); etc.), usually rendered “doorpost” in RSV and as “side post,” “door post,” or “post” in KJV. Just as the Passover blood
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Door-Post, Gate-Post, Post
DOOR-POST, GATE-POST, POST. 1. Heb. mezûzôṯ were the wooden planks which framed a doorway and which supported the lintel, mašqôp̱, and on which an *amulet was later fixed. Blood was sprinkled on them at the first Passover (Ex. 12:7, 22–23), a slave’s ear was pierced against one when he chose to
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
DOORPOST. Moses exhorted the Israelites to write the divine commands “on the doorposts of your house and on your gates” (Deut. 6:9; Heb. mzūzâ). These words were figurative and are expected to be understood spiritually. Placing inscriptions about the door of the house was an ancient Egyptian custom
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Door-postsThe Jews were commanded to write the divine name on the posts (mezuzoth’) of their doors (Deut. 6:9). The Jews, misunderstanding this injunction, adopted the custom of writing on a slip of parchment these verses (Deut. 6:4–9, and 11:13–21), which they enclosed in a reed or cylinder and fixed
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DOORPOSTS — the two sides of a doorway, similar to a doorframe. The Hebrews were ordered by the Lord to spread the blood of a sacrificial lamb on the doorposts of their houses during the Passover while in captivity in Egypt. This was a sign of their loyalty to the Lord; it also was a sign for the destroying
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
POST, DOORPOST [מְזוּזָהmezuzah]. Doorposts are the vertical structural elements for a doorway, with the LINTEL as the upper horizontal member and the THRESHOLD as the lower horizontal member. Doorposts were usually of wood or stone. Mention is made of doorposts of individual houses (Exod 12:7; Deut
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