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hinj (poth): Hinges of Jewish sacred buildings in Scripture are mentioned only in connection with Solomon's temple. Here those for the doors, both of the oracle and of the outer temple, are said to have been of gold (1 Kings 7:50). By this is probably to be understood that the pivots upon which the doors swung, and which turned in the sockets of the threshold and the lintel, were cased in gold. The proverb, "As the door turneth upon its hinges, so doth the sluggard upon his bed" (Proverbs 26:14), describes the ancient mode of ingress and egress into important edifices. In the British Museum are many examples of stone sockets taken from Babylonian and Assyrian palaces and temples, engraved with the name and titles of the royal builder; while in the Hauran doors of a single slab of stone with stone pivots are still found in situ. Hinges, as we understand the word, were unknown in the ancient world.

See HOUSE, II, 1.

W. Shaw Caldecott

1582. ekkremannumi -- to hang from, hang upon (the lips of a ...
... 1582 (from 1537 , " and " and 2910 , "to hang, hinge") -- properly, out from (one's
own perspective) and to (the new focus), ie with the of being totally ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6596. poth -- perhaps a hinge
... poth. 6597 . perhaps a hinge. Transliteration: poth Phonetic Spelling: (pohth)
Short Definition: foreheads. ... hinge, secret participle. Or pothah (Ezek. ...
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6735b. tsir -- a pivot, hinge
... a pivot, hinge. Transliteration: tsir Short Definition: hinges. Word Origin from
an unused word Definition a pivot, hinge NASB Word Usage hinges (1). ...
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6735. tsiyr -- an envoy, messenger
... ambassador, hinge, messenger, pain, pang, sorrow From tsuwr; a hinge (as
pressed in turning); also a throe (as a phys. Or mental ...
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6336. Puthi -- a family in Judah
... Patronymically from an unused name meaning a hinge; a Puthite (collectively) or
descendants of an unknown Puth -- Puhites (as if from Puw'ah). ...
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Which of the Gods Can the Romans Suppose Presided Over the ...
... of his house, and because he is a man, he is quite sufficient; but these people
have set three gods, Forculus to the doors, Cardea to the hinge, Limentinus to ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 8 which of the gods.htm

The Sum and Substance of all Theology
... his own salvation; you would not have men throw up their caps in heaven, and shout,
"Unto ourselves be the glory, for we, ourselves, were the hinge and turning ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 62 1916/the sum and substance of.htm

Christ's Priestly Office
... This is the blood of atonement. Christ's cross is cardo salutis [the hinge of
our deliverance], Calvin; the hinge and fountain of our comfort. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/watson/a body of divinity/4 christs priestly office.htm

The Missing Factor in Current Theories
... Struggle for Life became accepted by the scientific world as the governing factor
in development, and the drama of Evolution was made to hinge entirely upon ...
/.../drummond/the lowell lectures on the ascent of man/ii the missing factor in.htm

The Lame Man at the Temple Gate.
... The Church owes much to the friendship of Peter and John, as well as to each
individually. On how small a contingency did this miracle hinge. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/dods/how to become like christ/the lame man at the.htm

Entire Sanctification as Taught by John.
... Then we have the hinge-text of salvation, "God so loved the world that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but ...
/.../clark/the theology of holiness/chapter ix entire sanctification as.htm

Gregory Disallows any Attainment of the virtues on his Part. Piety ...
... Gregory, after the four virtues which philosophers define as cardinal, adds two
which are properly Christian, viz., patience, and that which is the hinge of all ...
/.../argument xii gregory disallows any attainment.htm

The Joint Heirs and their Divine Portion
HINGE. We are called "joint heirs with Christ""what meaneth this? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 7 1861/the joint heirs and their.htm

Concerning Festivals in Honour of Emperors, victories, and the ...
... whose notice it escapes through ignorance of this world's literature, that there
are among the Romans even gods of entrances; Cardea (Hinge-goddess), called ...
/.../tertullian/on idolatry/chapter xv concerning festivals in honour.htm

Theological Systems Devised to Harmonize the Dogmas of Grace and ...
... Thomism and Augustinianism both hinge on the concept of gratia efficax ab intrinseco
s. per se, whereas Molinism and Congruism will not admit even the ...
/.../pohle/grace actual and habitual/section 2 theological systems devised.htm

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Both ancient Egyptian and modern Oriental doors were and are hung by means of pivots turning in sockets on both the upper and lower sides. (1 Kings 7:50) In Syria, and especially the Hauran, there are many ancient doors consisting of stone slabs with pivots carved out of the same piece, inserted in sockets above and below, and fixed during the building of the house. The allusion in (Proverbs 26:14) is thus clearly explained.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews tsir), that on which a door revolves. "Doors in the East turn rather on pivots than on what we term hinges. In Syria, and especially in the Hauran, there are many ancient doors, consisting of stone slabs with pivots carved out of the same piece inserted in sockets above and below, and fixed during the building of the house" (Proverbs 26:14).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc., turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip of leather, which serves as a joint to turn on.

2. (n.) That on which anything turns or depends; a governing principle; a cardinal point or rule; as, this argument was the hinge on which the question turned.

3. (n.) One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south.

4. (v. t.) To attach by, or furnish with, hinges.

5. (v. t.) To bend.

6. (v. i.) To stand, depend, hang, or turn, as on a hinge; to depend chiefly for a result or decision or for force and validity; -- usually with on or upon; as, the argument hinges on this point.

Hinge (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) That on which anything turns or depends; a governing principle; a cardinal
point or rule; as, this argument was the hinge on which the question turned. ...
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But (42052 Occurrences)
... 20. (n.) The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose. 21. (n.)
The joint where two planks in a strake meet. 22. (n.) A kind of hinge used in ...
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Hinds (7 Occurrences)

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Joint (12 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion; an articulation,
whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the knee joint; a node or joint of a ...
/j/joint.htm - 12k

Turn (963 Occurrences)
... heel. 12. (vi) Hence, to revolve as if upon a point of support; to hinge;
to depend; as, the decision turns on a single fact. 13. ...
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House (20110 Occurrences)
... STONE-BUILT AND MUD/bRICK-BUILT HOUSES 1. Details of Plan and Construction (1)
Corner-Stone (2) Floor (3) Gutter (4) Door (5) Hinge (6) Lock and Key (7 ...
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Pan (26 Occurrences)
... 11. (n.) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge. 12. (n.) The hard stratum
of earth that lies below the soil. See Hard pan, under Hard. 13. ...
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Beak (2 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) The upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve.
5. (n.) The prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal. ...
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Summit (7 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) The most elevated part of a bivalve shell, or the part in which the hinge
is situated. Multi-Version Concordance Summit (7 Occurrences). ...
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Hinged (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Hinge. 2. (a.) Furnished with
hinges. Multi-Version Concordance Hinged (1 Occurrence). ...
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Bible Concordance
Hinge (1 Occurrence)

Proverbs 26:14 As the door turns on its hinges, so does the sluggard on his bed.



Related Terms

But (42052 Occurrences)

Hinds (7 Occurrences)

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Pan (26 Occurrences)

Beak (2 Occurrences)

Summit (7 Occurrences)

Hinged (1 Occurrence)

Hook (10 Occurrences)


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