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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Persons were appointed to keep the street door leading into the interior of the house ( John 18:16,17; Acts 12:13 ). Sometimes females held this post.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Door-Keeper'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/d/door-keeper.html. 1897.