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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The corner gate of Jerusalem ( 2 Kings 14:13; 2 Chronicles 26:9 ) was on the north-west side of the city.
Corner-stone (Job 38:6; Isaiah 28:16 ), a block of great importance in binding together the sides of a building. The "head of the corner" (Psalm 118:22,23 ) denotes the coping, the "coign of vantage", i.e., the topstone of a building. But the word "corner stone" is sometimes used to denote some person of rank and importance (Isaiah 28:16 ). It is applied to our Lord, who was set in highest honour (Matthew 21:42 ). He is also styled "the chief corner stone" (Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6-8 ). When (Zechariah 10:4 ), speaking of Judah, says, "Out of him came forth the corner," he is probably to be understood as ultimately referring to the Messiah as the "corner stone." (See TEMPLE, SOLOMON'S.)
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Corner'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/c/corner.html. 1897.