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Also “capital.” The beam that forms the upper part of the framework of a door (Exod 12:22–23; Amos 9:1; Zeph 2:14).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lintel. Horizontal beam placed above a doorway, made of either wood or stone. The two upright posts on either side of the door which supported the lintel were called “jambs” or simply “doorposts.”In Exodus 12:11–13, the Israelites are instructed to prepare for the tenth plague, the plague of death,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lintel[Heb mašqôp̱ (Ex. 12:7, 22f), ʾayil (1 K. 6:31)]; AV also UPPER DOOR POST (Ex. 12:7); NEB also PILASTER (1 K. 6:31). Mašqôp̱ is the wooden beam across the tops of the doorposts that ties the walls together and holds up the structure above it. At the time of the Exodus the Israelites splattered
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LINTEL* Horizontal beam placed above a doorway, supported by structures called “jambs” or simply “doorposts.”In Exodus 12, the Israelites are instructed to prepare for the tenth plague, the plague of death, and for the first Passover. After killing a lamb, the people were to take the blood and “put
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
lintel, any solid beam, whether wood or stone, set horizontally over a doorway. Anchored on both ends, the lintel supports the construction above the doorway and prevents its collapse into the doorway’s open space. Biblical usage prescribed that blood be placed on both doorposts and the lintel as part
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LINTEL. The horizontal beam forming the top of a door frame. Before the Passover the wooden lintel (Heb. mashqôp) and doorposts were smeared with blood (Ex 12:22–23). In 1 Kgs 6:31 the word for “lintel” (Heb. ˒ayil) may mean the projecting framework with sideposts of the entrance to the innermost sanctuary
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
LintelA horizontal wooden or stone beam above a door, supported by two doorposts. The lintels (Heb. māšqôp̱) and doorposts were sprinkled with lambs’ blood in preparation for the tenth plague and in commemoration of the Passover (Exod. 12:22–23). In the description of the construction of the temple’s
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Lintel—(1.) Heb. mashkoph, a projecting cover (Ex. 12:22, 23; ver. 7, “upper door post,” but R.V. “lintel”); the head-piece of a door, which the Israelites were commanded to mark with the blood of the paschal lamb.(2.) Heb. kaphtar. Amos 9:1; Zeph. 2:14 (R.V. correctly “chapiters,” as in A.V. marg.).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Lintellintel, any solid beam, whether wood or stone, set horizontally over a doorway. Anchored on both ends, it supports the construction above the doorway and prevents its collapse into the doorway’s open space. Biblical usage prescribed that blood be placed on both doorposts and the lintel as part