HINGE. A contrivance that enables a movable part such as a door or window to swing in its place, often used figuratively for something of prime importance. Ancient heavy doors swung on “ball and socket” joints. KJV, MLB, Mof, and NASB have “hinges” in
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
Hinges of Jewish sacred buildings in Scripture are mentioned only in connection with Solomon’s temple. Here those for the doors, both of the oracle and of the outer temple, are said to have been of gold (
See HOUSE, II, 1.
W. Shaw Caldecott