Corner: The angle of a house
(Job 1:19) or a street
(Proverbs 7:8) "Corners" in
(Nehemiah 9:22) denotes the various districts of the promised land
allotted to the Israelites. In
(Numbers 24:17) the "corners of Moab"
denotes the whole land of Moab. The "corner of a field"
(Leviticus 23:22) is its extreme part, which was not to be reaped. The Jews
were prohibited from cutting the "corners," i.e., the extremities, of
the hair and whiskers running round the ears
(Leviticus 19:27; 21:5) The
"four corners of the earth" in
(Isaiah 11:12; Ezekiel 7:2) denotes the whole
land. The "corners of the streets" mentioned in
(Matthew 6:5) means the
angles where streets meet so as to form a square or place of public
resort. The corner gate of Jerusalem
(2 Kings 14:13; 2 Chronicles 26:9) was on the
north-west side of the city. Corner-stone
(Job 38:6; Isaiah 28:16) a
block of great importance in binding together the sides of a
building. The "head of the corner"
(Psalms 118:22,23) denotes the coping,
the "coign of vantage", i.e., the topstone of a building. But the
word "corner stone" is sometimes used to denote some person of rank
(Isaiah 28:16) It is applied to our Lord, who was set in
(Matthew 21:42) He is also styled "the chief corner stone"
(Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6-8) When Zechariah
(Zechariah 10:4) speaking of Judah,
says, "Out of him came forth the corner," he is probably to be
understood as ultimately referring to the Messiah as the "corner