PARTITION Something which divides, especially an interior dividing wall. NAS referred to the veil separating the holy place from the holy of holies as a partition (Exodus 26:33). KJV referred to the gold chains separating the same two rooms in the Temple as a partition (1 Kings 6:21); compare NIV). Christ abolished “the middle wall of partition” through His death (Ephesians 2:14). Christ abolished not only the hostility between Jews and Gentiles (Ephesians 2:15) but also made possible full fellowship of humanity with God (Ephesians 2:16).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.