Lintel (prop. מִשׁקוֹŠ, mashkoph', lit. a projecting cover; Ex 12:22,33; "upper door-post," ver. 7; also כִּפתֹּר, kaphtor', a chaplet, i.e., capital of a column, Am 9:1; Zep 2:14; elsewhere a "knop" of the candelabrum; and אִיַל, a'yil, a "ram," as often; hence a pilaster or pillar in a wall, 1Ki 6:31, elsewhere "post"), the head-piece of a door, or the horizontal beam covering the side-posts or jambs. SEE POST. This the Israelites were commanded to mark with the blood of the paschal lamb on the memorable occasion when the Passover was instituted. SEE PASSOVER.