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Watchman

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One who stands guard. Ancient cities had watchmen stationed on the walls. Their responsibility was to sound a warning if an enemy approached (2 Kings 9:17 ; Ezekiel 33:2-3 ). Israel's prophets saw themselves as watchmen warning the nation of God's approaching judgment if the people did not repent. Vineyards and fields also had watchmen, especially during harvest. Their responsibility was to guard the produce from animals and thieves.


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Watchman'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/w/watchman.html. 1991.

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