door-posts

doorpost

[dawr-pohst, dohr-]
noun

Origin:
1525–35; door + post1

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doorpost (ˈdɔːˌpəʊst)
 
n
another name for doorjamb

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Door-posts definition


The Jews were commanded to write the divine name on the posts (mezuzoth') of their doors (Deut. 6:9). The Jews, misunderstanding this injunction, adopted the custom of writing on a slip of parchment these verses (Deut. 6:4-9, and 11:13-21), which they enclosed in a reed or cylinder and fixed on the right-hand door-post of every room in the house.

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