hinges mentioned in the Bible?


צִיר —transliteration: tsiyr or tsir (Proverbs 26:14)

פֹת —transliteration: poth (1 Kings 7:50)

A hinge is the pivot on which a door opens and shuts.

“In Syria, and especially in the Hauran, there are many ancient doors, consisting of stone slabs with pivots carved out of the same piece inserted in sockets above and below, and fixed during the building of the house.”

Doors of Solomon’s Temple had gold hinges.

…the hinges both for the doors of the inner house, the Most Holy Place, and for the doors of the house, that is, for the main room, of gold. —1 Kings 7:50 NASB excerpt

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Article Version: October 12, 2021