Hanging: 1. (as a punishment), a mark of infamy inflicted on the dead bodies of
(Deuteronomy 21:23) rather than our modern mode of punishment.
2. (as a curtain).
a. Heb. masak,
1. before the entrance to the court of the tabernacle
2. before the door of the tabernacle
3. before the entrance to the most holy place, called "the
veil of the covering"
(Exodus 35:12; 39:34) as the word
b. Heb. kelaim, tapestry covering the walls of the tabernacle
(Exodus 27:9; 35:17; Numbers 3:26) to the half of the height of the
(Exodus 27:18) comp.
(Exodus 26:16) These hangings were
fastened to pillars.
c. Heb. bottim
(2 Kings 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