A point of entry, especially to a house. The door-frame was given special significance within the law of Moses, and temple doorkeepers had a special status. Used figuratively, it relates to opportunity, and Jesus Christ used it of himself as the means of access to God.
The function of doors: gaining or barring entry
Ps 24:7 See also Ge 19:6,9-11; Ex 12:22; 2Sa 13:17-18; 2Ki 4:4-5 Elisha and the widow’s oil; Ne 13:19; Ps 24:9; Pr 5:8 warning against adultery; Mt 6:6 Jesus Christ advocates secret prayer; Mk 1:33; Lk 11:7; Jn 18:15-16; Ac 5:19; Rev 3:8
The status and role of temple doorkeepers
The door and its surroundings as a symbol of a household
Figurative use of opening a door
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