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Morrish Bible Dictionary
In scripture this word is used in the sense of doorkeeper. The Levites kept the doors of the temple: it was an honourable office. 2 Samuel 18:26; 2 Kings 7:10,11; 1 Chronicles 9:17-26; Mark 13:34 .
In John 10:3 the Porter is the Spirit of Jehovah working in Israel, who recognised the Lord Jesus as entering in by the door into the sheepfold that as the Good Shepherd He might have access to the sheep.
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Porter'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/p/porter.html. 1897.