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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Locks and Keys
Locks and KeysDevices for securing gates or doors. The earliest lock was a wooden bar or beam that fitted into sockets in the posts of the door or gate. Later clamps were added to the leaves of the gate so that the bar, clamps, and sockets formed a firm unit. Such a lock, of course, could not be opened
Bar
Bar (1) [Heb. berî (a)ḥ]. (a) A part of the framework of the tabernacle, made of acacia wood and plated with gold (Ex. 26:26–29; 35:11; 36:31–34; 39:33; Nu. 3:36; 4:31).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Locks
locks.1 Devices on doors (Song of Sol. 5:5; Neh. 3:3, 13–15; see also Judg. 3:23–24).2 Strands of hair, mentioned with regard to Nazirites (Num. 6:5), Samson (Judg. 16:13, 19), and levitical priests (Ezek. 44:20), all of whom were not to have their hair cut (see also Ezek. 8:3; Song of Sol. 5:2, 11).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lock
LOCK1. A “twist” or tuft of hair, from Heb. sı̂sit, “lock” (Ezk 8:3), denoting a loose style of hair arrangement; mahlāphôt, “braided locks” (Jdg 16:13, 19), a style of hair arrangement still practiced by some Arab peoples; pera˓, “locks,” “part of hair,” “tresses” (Num 6:5; Ezk 44:20); sammāh, “lock
Bar
BAR1. A piece of wood or metal (Heb. brı̂aḥ) used as a support, fastening or barrier (e.g., Ex 26:26–29; Neh 3:3; Jon 2:6).2. A bolt or bar (Heb. min˓āl, “to fasten”). The word is used only in Deut 33:25, RSV (“shoes” in KJV).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bar
BarA beam used to lock the gates of cities (Heb. bĕrɩ̂aḥ; e.g., Deut. 3:5; Judg. 16:3; Neh. 3:3, 13–15; Ps. 147:13), the doors of houses (2 Sam. 13:17), and prisons (Ps. 107:16 par. “doors”); according to Josephus (BJ 4.4.6 [298]) the doors of the temple were locked in the same manner. Such bars,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bar
Bar Several times the Old Testament speaks of bars being used to lock the gates of cities (Heb. berîaḥ, Deut. 3:5; Judg. 16:3; 1 Kgs. 4:13; Neh. 3:3, 13–15; Ps. 147:13; etc.), the doors of houses (2 Sam. 13:17–18), and prisons (Ps. 107:16 par. “doors”); according to Josephus (BJ iv.4.6 [298]),
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Keys And Locks
KEYS AND LOCKS There is evidence that houses were locked in some way in biblical times (cf. S. of S. 5:5; Neh. 3:3), but nowhere in Palestine have keys or locks of the period been found. On the other hand there are numerous examples from the Hellenistic period and even more from the Roman period. In
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lock
Lock. 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 bolt passes through a groove in a piece attached
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Lock
LOCK (Heb. verb nā˓al, to “fasten”; noun man˓ûl). The doors of the ancient Hebrews were secured by bars of wood or iron, the latter generally used in the entrances of fortresses, prisons, and towns (see Isa. 45:2). The locks are usually of wood and consist of a partly hollow bolt from fourteen inches
Bar
BAR. A word with various meanings. (1) A bar, crossbar passing along the sides and rear of the Tabernacle (which see), through rings attached to each board, and thus holding the boards together (Ex. 26:26–29). (2) A bar or bolt for fastening a gate or door (Judg. 16:3; Neh. 3:3, 6, 13–15). The word is
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Lock
LockThe Hebrews usually secured their doors by bars of wood or iron (Isa. 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 (Judg. 3:24). (See KEY.)Lock of hair (Judg. 16:13, 19; Ezek. 8:3; Num. 6:5, etc.).
Bar
Barused to denote the means by which a door is bolted (Neh. 3:3); a rock in the sea (Jonah 2:6); the shore of the sea (Job 38:10); strong fortifications and powerful impediments, etc. (Isa. 45:2; Amos 1:5); defences of a city (1 Kings 4:13). A bar for a door was of iron (Isa. 45:2), brass (Ps. 107:16),
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Locks
Lockslocks. 1 Devices on doors (Song of Sol. 5:5; Neh. 3:3, 13–15; see also Judg. 3:23–24). 2 Strands of hair, mentioned with regard to Nazirites (Num. 6:5), Samson (Judg. 16:13, 19), and levitical priests (Ezek. 44:20), all of whom were not to have their hair cut (see also Ezek. 8:3; Song of Sol.
Bar
Barbar (bahr), the Aramaic word for ‘son,’ equivalent to the Hebrew ben, occurring in phrases such as bar enash (‘human being’; lit., ‘son of man,’ Dan. 7:13) and bar elahin (‘divine being’; lit., ‘son of [the] god[s],’ Dan. 3:25). It occurs also in personal names, generally as part of a patronymic,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lock, Locks
LOCK, LOCKS — wooden bolts that slipped into slots in the doorpost in Bible times. These bolts were secured by wooden pins that dropped into holes in the moveable part of the bolt. Simple latch-type locks could be opened by hand through a hole in the door (Song 5:4–5; bolts, Neh. 3:3, 6, 15). More elaborate
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LOCKS
LOCKS<loks> 1. צִיצִת‎ [tsitsith],2. פֶּרַע‎ [pera’];3. מַחְלָפָה‎ [machlaphah],4. קְוֻצָּה‎ [qewutstsah]):See in general the article on HAIR.1. The first word, tsitsith, means really a tassel, such as is worn by the Jews on the four corners of the prayer-shawl or [Tallith] and on the
BAR (2)
BAR (2)<bar> (substantive):1. בִּרִיחַ‎ [beriach] = “a bolt” (Exodus 26:26-29; 35:11; 36:31-34; 39:33; 40:18; Numbers 3:36; 4:31; Deuteronomy 3:5; Judges 16:3; 1 Samuel 23:7; 1 Kings 4:13; 2 Chronicles 8:5; 14:7; Nehemiah 3:3, 6, 13-15; Job 38:10 “bars and doors”