Definitions of doors
moved on pivots of wood fastened in sockets above and below ( Proverbs 26:14 ). They were fastened by a lock ( Judges 3:23 Judges 3:25 ; Cant 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 Exodus 26:36 ). 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 co 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."