lintel

lintel

Any solid beam, whether wood or stone, set horizontally over a doorway. Anchored on both ends, it supports the construction above the doorway and prevents its collapse into the doorway’s open space. Biblical usage prescribed that blood be placed on both doorposts and the lintel as part of the Passover ritual (Exod 12:7; Exod 22-23:7).

Exod 12:7

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Exod 22-23:7

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