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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Porters

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Kept the gates of private houses and of cities, 2 Samuel 18:26 2 Kings 7:10 Mark 13:34 John 10:3 . The porters of the temple were Levites, at one period four thousand in number, divided into courses, 1 Chronicles 16:42 23:5 . They stood on guard at every gate, and were on duty within the temple in their regular courses, 1 Chronicles 16:42 23:5 .

They stood on guard at every gate, and were on duty within the temple in their regular courses, 1 Chronicles 26:1,13,19 2 Chronicles 8:14 35:15 . By night also they cheered the lonely hours with songs of praise, Psalm 134:1-3 . We read, in 2 Corinthians 13:14 , of the faithful service they rendered in protecting Joash and slaying Athaliah.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Porters'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/p/porters.html. 1859.

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