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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Door

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1: θύρα

(Strong's #2374 — Noun Feminine — thura — thoo'-rah )

"a door, gate" (Eng., "door" is connected), is used (a) literally, e.g., Matthew 6:6; 27:60; (b) metaphorically, of Christ, John 10:7,9; of faith, by acceptance of the Gospel, Acts 14:27; of "openings" for preaching and teaching the Word of God, 1 Corinthians 16:9; 2 Corinthians 2:12; Colossians 4:3; Revelation 3:8; of "entrance" into the Kingdom of God, Matthew 25:10; Luke 13:24,25; of Christ's "entrance" into a repentant believer's heart, Revelation 3:20; of the nearness of Christ's second advent, Matthew 24:33; Mark 13:29; cp. James 5:9; of "access" to behold visions relative to the purposes of God, Revelation 4:1 .

Note: For the phrase "that kept the door," thuroros, John 18:16,17 ("porter" in Mark 13:34; John 10:3 ), see PORTER.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Door'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/d/door.html. 1940.

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