Hanging @ (as a punishment), a mark of infamy inflicted on the dead bodies of criminals Deuteronomy:21:23) rather than our modern mode of punishment. Criminals were first strangled and then hanged Numbers:25:4; Deuteronomy:21:22). (See 2Samuel:21:6 for the practice of the Gibeonites.) Hanging (as a curtain). (1.) Heb. masak, (a) before the entrance to the court of the tabernacle Exodus:35:17); (b) before the door of the tabernacle (26:36-37); (c) before the entrance to the most holy place, called "the veil of the covering" (35:12; 39:34), as the word properly means. (2.) Heb. kelaim, tapestry covering the walls of the tabernacle Exodus:27:9Exodus:35:17; Numbers:3:26) to the half of the height of the wall Exodus:27:18; comp. 26:16). These hangings were fastened to pillars. (3.) Heb. bottim ( 2Kings:23:7), "hangings for the grove" (R.V., "for the Asherah"); marg., instead of "hangings," has "tents" or "houses." Such curtained structures for idolatrous worship are also alluded to in Ezekiel:16:16.