Doors @ moved on pivots of wood fastened in sockets above and below Proverbs:26:14). They were fastened by a lock Judges:3:23-25; Cant. 5:5) or by a bar Judges:16:3; Job:38:10). In the interior of Oriental houses, curtains were frequently used instead of doors. The entrances of the tabernacle had curtains Exodus:26:31-33, 36). The "valley of Achor" is called a "door of hope," because immediately after the execution of Achan the Lord said to Joshua, "Fear not," and from that time Joshua went forward in a career of uninterrupted conquest. Paul speaks of a "door opened" for the spread of the gospel ( 1Corinthians:16:9; 2Corinthians:2:12; Colossians:4:3). Our Lord says of himself, "I am the door" John:10:9). John Revelation:4:1) speaks of a "door opened in heaven."