Moved on pivots of wood fastened in sockets above and below “(Prov. 26:14). They were fastened by a lock (Judg. 3:23, 25;” Cant. 5:5) or by a bar (Judg. 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 (Ex. 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 Cor. 16:9; 2 Cor. 2:12; Col. “4:3). Our Lord says of himself, “I am the door” (John 10:9).” “John (Rev. 4:1) speaks of a “door opened in heaven.”

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