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Ass (donkey)
Key: Frequently mentioned in Scripture.

1. It is called in: a. Hebrew maphteah, i.e., the opener (Judges 3:25) b. The Greek New Testament kleis, from its use in shutting

(Matthew 16:19; Luke 11:52; Revelation 1:18) etc.

2. Figures of ancient Egyptian keys are frequently found on the monuments, also of Assyrian locks and keys of wood, and of a large size (comp.) (Isaiah 22:22)

3. The word is used figuratively of power or authority or office (Isaiah 22:22; Revelation 3:7; Revelation 1:8) comp. (Revelation 9:1; 20:1) comp. also (Matthew 16:19; 18:18)

4. The "key of knowledge" (Luke 11:52) comp. (Matthew 23:13) is the means of attaining the knowledge regarding the kingdom of God.

5. The "power of the keys" is a phrase in general use to denote the extent of ecclesiastical authority.

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