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Partition, Middle Wall of
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(μεσότοιχον τοῦ φραγμοῦ ), an expression used by Paul to designate the Mosaic law as the dividing line between Jews and Gentiles (Ephesians 2:14). Commentators are not exactly a greed as to the special point ‘ of the comparison, whether to the חֵיל, or sacred fence of stone pillars erected in the Temple to warn off all non-Jews (Josephas, ἑρκίον λιθίνου δρυφάκτου, Ant. 15:11, 5), or the inner veil of the Most Holy Place (1 Kings 6:21, עַבֵּר, "he made a partition"), which was rent at the crucifixion (Matthew 27:51; comp. Hebrews 10:20). (See TEMPLE).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Partition, Middle Wall of'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​p/partition-middle-wall-of.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.