corner graphic

Bible Dictionaries

Morrish Bible Dictionary


Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

Used symbolically for authority to open or to shut. Spoken of Eliakim, 'established by God,' as having the key of the house of David laid upon his shoulder: "he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open." Isaiah 22:22 . He is a type of the Lord Jesus, as spoken of in Revelation 3:7 , who has also the keys of hades and of death. Revelation 1:18 . To Peter were given the keys of the kingdom of heaven, Matthew 16:19 , which he opened to the Jews in Acts 2 , and to the Gentiles in Acts 10 . The Lord charged the doctors of the law with taking away the key of knowledge. Luke 11:52 . This they did by their traditions and by hindering those who would have entered in to the blessings brought by Christ.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Morrish, George. Entry for 'Key '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

Search for…
Enter query in the box:
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

Prev Entry
Next Entry
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology