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Door

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index
Door

Posts of, sprinkled with the blood of the paschal lamb
Exodus 12:22

The law to be written on
Deuteronomy 11:20

Hinges for
Proverbs 26:14

Made of gold
1 Kings 7:50

Doors of the temple made of two leaves, cherubim and flowers carved upon, covered with gold
1 Kings 6:31-35

Figurative:

Door of hope
Hosea 2:15

Door of opportunity
1 Corinthians 16:9; Revelation 3:8

Closed door
Matthew 25:10; Luke 13:25; Revelation 3:7


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Door

DOOR, noun [G., Gr.]

1. An opening or passage into a house, or other building, or into any room, apartment or closet, by which persons enter. Such a passage is seldom or never called a gate.

2. The frame of boards, or any piece of board or plank that shuts the opening of a house or closes the entrance into an apartment or any inclosure, and usually turning on hinges.

3. In familiar language, a house; often in the plural, doors. My house is the first door from the corner. We have also the phrases, within doors, in the house; without doors, out of the house, abroad.

4. Entrance; as the door of life.

5. Avenue; passage; means of approach or access. An unforgiving temper shuts the door against reconciliation, or the door of reconciliation.

I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved. John 10:1.

A door was opened to me of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 2:12.

To lie at the door in a figurative sense, is to be imputable or chargeable to one. If the thing is wrong, the fault lies at my door

Next door to, near to; bordering on.

A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult.

Out of door or doors, quite gone; no more to be found. [Not now used.]

In doors, within the house; at home.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Door-case

DOOR-CASE, noun The frame which incloses a door.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Dooring

DOORING, noun A door-case. [Not used.]


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Doorkeeper

This word is used in Psalms 84:10 (R.V. marg., "stand at the threshold of," etc.), but there it signifies properly "sitting at the threshold in the house of God." The psalmist means that he would rather stand at the door of God's house and merely look in, than dwell in houses where iniquity prevailed.

Persons were appointed to keep the street door leading into the interior of the house (John 18:16, 17; Acts 12:13). Sometimes females held this post.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Door-keeper

DOOR-KEEPER, noun A porter; one who guards the entrance of a house or apartment.


Naves Topical Index
Doorkeepers

Of the temple
2 Kings 25:18

Of palaces
John 18:17


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Door-nail

DOOR-NAIL, noun The nail on which the knocker formerly struck.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Door-post

DOOR-POST, noun The post of a door.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Doorposts

The Jews were commanded to write the divine name on the posts (mezuzoth') of their doors (Deuteronomy 6:9). The Jews, misunderstanding this injunction, adopted the custom of writing on a slip of parchment these verses (Deuteronomy 6:4-9, and 11:13-21), which they enclosed in a reed or cylinder and fixed on the right-hand door-post of every room in the house.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Doors

Moved on pivots of wood fastened in sockets above and below (Proverbs 26:14). They were fastened by a lock (Judges 3:23, 25; Song of Solomon 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, 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 Corinthians 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."


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Doors

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Door-stead

DOOR-STEAD, noun Entrance or place of a door.