The interior of a home is the physical manifestation of the person who lives there. The decor is often used to show off some aspect, or it can be reflective of their taste. Yet, interior decoration is also an aspect of culture. A lot about cultures can be learned from their decor, as it's often what they are most proud of. Lets look at how the makings of a home in Judaism culture correspond to their symbolic function as one enters or leaves through it.
Typical Jewish household in Biblical times
We can study how a typical Jewish household looked like in Biblical times by looking at what archaeologists found from around the Holy Land. In order to understand the biblical narratives, archaeologists must first understand the historical context in which the narratives were written.
Archaeological discoveries have been made from around the Holy Land area, from Jerusalem to Tel Dan. Excavations have been ongoing since the early 1800s and archaeologists are continuing their explorations today. The findings provide a better understanding of this region's past and its people's lives.
In this case, archaeology helps to answer what is not found in the Bible or other religious texts. For example, archaeologists have been able to track people from around the Holy Land back for over 100 years. They have also uncovered a lot of evidence that suggests that many of the major stories from Bible did not happen in a vacuum and/or are not just fiction. For example, they have found evidence that suggest Jesus' execution was both a Roman execution and an execution by Judeans.
Interior decor symbolism in aspects of a household
In the Torah, the Jews were commanded to place a mezuzah on their doorposts and tefillin (phylacteries) on their head. These objects served as a reminder of God’s presence and as a protection from evil.
“You shall keep it until morning, and then you shall offer it as a burnt offering, as an offering by fire to the Lord. The next morning you shall offer it again as a burnt offering; its law is such. You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat unleavened bread therewith, the bread of affliction--for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste--that all those who see may know that this night is your Passover.”
in the Passover story the children of Israel had to offer a sacrifice and then mark the entrance door with its blood for the plague of the firstborn to pass over the house.
A house is not just a place to live. A home is a refuge from the outside world, a place where we feel safe and comfortable. These feelings are often created by the interior decor of the home, which can reflect our personality, tastes and preferences.
In this article, we explore how interior decor has changed over time and how it currently manifests in people’s houses around the world.
A typical Jewish household door in biblical times
A typical door used in Judaism is of a rectangular shape with two vertical posts of wood, and often has a threshold and a lintel.
The doorway is the symbolic gateway between two opposing worlds: this world and the next.
A door's height and width usually depends on the size of the room to which it leads, and affects its ceremonial function as one enters or leaves.
The turn to modern style
Interior decor becomes more and more popular as people turn to lifestyles that are more modern. As a result, there are now many different styles and trends you can adopt for your home, depending on your personal preferences and needs.
The doors symbolize the nature of Judaism religion and culture. Doors in Judaism culture are always open for anyone to walk in and find refuge and peace in the religion.