833. Knocker Street Door

Acts 12:13  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
Acts 12:1313And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. (Acts 12:13). As Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.
1. The door of an Eastern house usually has an iron knocker, consisting of a thick ring.
2. “The door of the gate” is the outer or street door; the door of the porch, or entrance way to the house. This outer door or gale sometimes has a smaller door cut into it, which can be more readily opened, and is more frequently used than the large door of which it forms a part. Some writers think that a door of this description is referred to in the text.