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Holman Bible Dictionary
The Hebrew word underlying the translation “doorkeeper” in Psalm 84:10 (KJV, RSV, NIV) appears only once in the Old Testament. The root idea is threshold. Thus some translations (NASV, REB, TEV) render the word by “at the threshold” or some similar expression. The reference is those waiting outside the Temple either to beg alms or to seek admission. The thought of the verse is that it is better to be standing outside the Temple than to be inside the tents of the wicked.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Doorkeeper'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/d/doorkeeper.html. 1991.