Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.
A gate-keeper (
2 Sam. 18:26; 2 Ki. 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
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