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        a gate-keeper (2 Sam. 18:26; 2 Kings 7:10; 1 Chr. 9:21; 2 Chr.
        8:14). Of the Levites, 4,000 were appointed as porters by David
        (1 Chr. 23:5), who were arranged according to their families
        (26:1-19) to take charge of the doors and gates of the temple.
        They were sometimes employed as musicians (1 Chr. 15:18).
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Porter' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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