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Easton's Bible Dictionary


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  • Heb. miphtan, probably a projecting beam at a higher point than the threshold proper (1 Samuel 5:4,5; Ezekiel 9:3; 10:4,18; 46:2; 47:1 ); also rendered "door" and "door-post."

  • 'Asuppim, pl. (Nehemiah 12:25 ), rendered correctly "storehouses" in the Revised Version. In 1 Chronicles 26:15,17 the Authorized Version retains the word as a proper name, while in the Revised Version it is translated "storehouses."

    Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Threshold'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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