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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Doors

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Job 3:10 (a) This is a graphic way of saying that Job was sorry that he was born, that he proceeded out of his mother's womb, and was delivered as all babies are.

Job 38:8 (a) Here is a reference to the boundaries of the sea as though they were doors through which the sea could proceed no further. (See also Job 38:10).

Job 38:17 (a) The departure out of this life into eternity is described as though the soul were passing through a door.

Job 41:14 (a) The mouth of the great monster referred to in this passage is described as a door through which the food enters the body.

Psalm 24:7 (a) This is a figure of Heaven as though it were a castle of magnificent structure into which entrance is made by doors, as was the case in ancient history. The doors of many of those castles lifted straight up into the air to permit the proper persons to enter. Then the gates were lowered straight down. The Psalmist is telling us that when the Lord JESUS returned to Heaven after the victory of Calvary. He received a royal welcome as King returning from the conflict to re-enter his own palatial grounds. (See also Psalm 24:9).

Psalm 78:23 (a) This expression is used as a figure to describe the bountiful giving of GOD from above to His people on the earth below. The same figure is used in Malachi 3:10 where "windows" are used instead of doors.

Proverbs 8:34 (a) This figure is used to describe the attitude of a Christian in prayer who kneels in the presence of GOD, feeling at home with GOD, and presenting his petitions directly to GOD.

Isaiah 26:20 (a) By this figure the Lord is calling His people to a spirit of humbleness, and an attitude of submission because of the terrible wrath which GOD will execute against His enemies, and by means of which Israel will be restored.

Isaiah 57:8 (b) The Lord is using this illustration to show the tremendous apostasy of Israel in the home, out in public, and in their relationships with other nations. They had sold out their lives to the wicked people around them.

Zechariah 11:1 (a) The Lord is telling us that the enemy will be able to enter Lebanon freely and without opposition, as one would enter a house through an open door.

Matthew 24:33 (a) This refers to the close proximity of the return of our Lord after the nation of Israel has been formed anew and established in Palestine. (See also Mark 13:29).

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Doors'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/d/doors.html. 1957.

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