What does Porters mean in the Bible?

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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Porters
See Levi, and Levites.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Porters of the Temple
The Levites discharged the office of porters of the temple both day and night, and had the care both of the treasure and offerings. The office of porter was in some sort military; properly speaking, they were the soldiers of the Lord, and the guards of his house, to whose charge the several gates of the courts of the sanctuary were appointed by lot, 1 Chronicles 26:1 ; 1 Chronicles 26:13 ; 1 Chronicles 26:19 . "They waited at every gate; and were not permitted to depart from their service," 2 Chronicles 35:15 ; and they attended by turns in their courses, as the other Levites did, 2 Chronicles 8:14 . Their proper business was to open and shut the gates, and to attend at them by day, as a sort of peace officers, in order to prevent any tumult among the people; to keep strangers and the excommunicated and unclean persons, from entering into the holy court; and, in short, to prevent whatever might be prejudicial to the safety, peace, and purity of the holy place and service. They also kept guard by night about the temple and its courts; and they are said to have been twenty-four, including three priests, who stood sentry at so many different places. There was a superior officer over the whole guard, called by Maimonides, "the man of the mountain of the house;" he walked the round as often as he pleased; when he passed a sentinel that was standing, he said, "Peace be unto you;" but if he found one asleep, he struck him, and he had liberty to set fire to his garment. This custom may, perhaps, be alluded to in the following passage: "Behold, I come as a thief," that is, unawares; "blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments," Revelation 16:15 . Psalms 134, seems to be addressed to these watchmen of the temple, "who by night stand in the house of the Lord;" in which they are exhorted to employ their waking hours in acts of praise and devotion.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Porters
Kept the gates of private houses and of cities, 2 Samuel 18:26 2 Kings 7:10 Mark 13:34 John 10:3 . The porters of the temple were Levites, at one period four thousand in number, divided into courses, 1 Chronicles 16:42 23:5 . They stood on guard at every gate, and were on duty within the temple in their regular courses, 1 Chronicles 16:42 23:5 .
They stood on guard at every gate, and were on duty within the temple in their regular courses, 1 Chronicles 26:1,13,19 2 Chronicles 8:14 35:15 . By night also they cheered the lonely hours with songs of praise, Psalm 134:1-3 . We read, in 2 Corinthians 13:14 , of the faithful service they rendered in protecting Joash and slaying Athaliah.

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Shobai - A family of Porters ( Ezra 2:42 , Nehemiah 7:45 [1])
Hatita - Exploration, one of the temple Porters or janitors (Ezra 2:42 )
Ben - (son ), a Levite, one of the Porters appointed by David for the ark
Hatita - Eponym of a guild of Porters ( Ezra 2:42 , Nehemiah 7:45 ); called in 1Es 5:29 Ateta
Othni - A lion of Jehovah, a son of Shemaiah, and one of the temple Porters in the time of David (1 Chronicles 26:7 )
Atar - His sons were among the Porters or door-keepers who returned with Zerubbabel; called Ater , Ezra 2:42 , Nehemiah 7:45
Hat'Ita - sons of Hatita) were among the "porters" (i
Rephael - He and his brethren, on account of their "strength for service," formed one of the divisions of the temple Porters (1 Chronicles 26:7,8 )
Elipheleh - God will distinguish him, one of the Porters appointed to play "on the Sheminith" on the occasion of the bringing up of the ark to the city of David (1 Chronicles 15:18,21 )
Ben - ” A Levite who became head of a clan of Temple Porters under David (1 Chronicles 15:18 NAS, KJV)
Jehozabad -
The son of Obed-edom (1 Chronicles 26:4 ), one of the Levite Porters
Ater - The ancestor of certain Temple Porters who returned with Zerubbabel, Ezra 2:15 ; Ezra 2:42 , Nehemiah 7:21 ; Nehemiah 7:45 ; cf
Jediael - The eponym of a family of Korahite Porters ( 1 Chronicles 26:2 )
Ater - Apparently head of one of the families of Porters to the temple
Eliehoenai - One of the Temple Porters or gatekeepers under David (1 Chronicles 26:3 )
Hosah - One of David's first doorkeepers ("porters") to the ark on its reaching Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 16:38)
Jehohanan -
A Korhite, the head of one of the divisions of the temple Porters (1 Chronicles 26:3 )
Kore - He was father of Shallum and Meshelemiah, temple-porters (1 Chronicles 9:19 ; 26:1 )
Akkub - (1 Chronicles 3:24 ) ...
One of the Porters or doorkeepers at the east gate of the temple
Tal'Mon - (oppressor ), the head of a family of door-keepers in the temple, "the Porters for the camps of the sons: of Levi
Litter - A covered and curtained couch with shafts so that it can be carried by Porters (Song of Song of Solomon 3:7 NRSV, REB; Isaiah 66:20 , KJV, NAS, NRSV)
a'Ter -
The children of Ater were among the Porters or gate-keepers of the temple who returned with Zerubbabel
Porter - Of the Levites, 4,000 were appointed as Porters by David (1 Chronicles 23:5 ), who were arranged according to their families (26:1-19) to take charge of the doors and gates of the temple
ko're -
A Korahite, ancestor of Shallum and Meshelemiah, chief Porters in the reign of David
Korahites - ...
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Some of the sons of Korah also were "porters" of the temple (1 Chronicles 9:17-19 ); one of them was over "things that were made in the pans" (31), i
Akkub - A Levite, one of the Porters at the E
Jehoz'Abad -
A Korhite Levite, second son of Obed-edom, and one of the Porters of the south gate of the temple and of the storehouse there in the time of David
Shal'Lum - (1 Chronicles 7:13 ) ...
The chief of a family of Porters or gate-keepers of the east gate of the temple. (2 Chronicles 28:12 ) ...
One of the Porters of the temple who had married a foreign wife
Joah - Member of family of Levites, who were Porters or gatekeepers (1 Chronicles 26:4 )
Elihu - ...
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One of the family of Obed-edom, who were appointed Porters of the temple under David (1 Chronicles 26:7 )
Asaph - A Korhite, whose posterity were Porters in the tabernacle in the time of David
Porters - The Porters of the temple were Levites, at one period four thousand in number, divided into courses, 1 Chronicles 16:42 23:5
Porter - In OT, however, Porters are most frequently named in the Books of Chron
Courses - ...
The rest of the 38,000 Levites (23:4) were divided also into twenty-four courses, each to render some allotted service in public worship: 4,000 in twenty-four courses were set apart as singers and musicians under separate leaders (25); 4,000 as Porters or keepers of the doors and gates of the sanctuary (26:1-19); and 6,000 as officers and judges to see to the administration of the law in all civil and ecclesiastical matters (20-32)
Obed Edom - "God blessed him" with eight sons who were temple Porters (1 Chronicles 26:1-5; 1 Chronicles 26:8). Obed Edom and his colleagues could not possibly at the same time as Porters precede, and as singers come after, the priests and the ark
Shallum - One of the Porters who had married a foreign wife ( Ezra 10:24 [2])
Nethinim - In Ezra 2:48-58 ; Ezra 2:70 = Nehemiah 7:46-58 ; Nehemiah 7:73 are given the names of the Nethinim who are reported to have returned with Zerubbabel; and they are mentioned together with priests, Levites, singers, and Porters. They shared with priests, Levites, singers, and Porters, immunity from taxation ( Ezra 7:24 ). Further, only a portion of them, like the priests, Levites, singers, and Porters, dwelt in Jerusalem; the others ‘dwelt in their cities’ ( Ezra 2:70 = Nehemiah 7:73 , 1 Chronicles 9:2 )
Porters of the Temple - The Levites discharged the office of Porters of the temple both day and night, and had the care both of the treasure and offerings
Porter - ‘Porters’ were employed to guard city gates, and to keep watch at the entrance of public buildings and of private houses
Levites - In the time of David their number had increased to 38,000, of which 24,000 were set apart for the ordinary services, 6000 for the teaching of the Law and the administration of justice, 4000 as Porters, and 4000 as musicians
Taxes - The priests, Levites, singers, Porters, and Nethinim were exempted by Artaxerxes (Ezra 7:24)
Zechariah - ...
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One of the Porters of the tabernacle (1 Chronicles 9:21 )
Watch - Someone who guards something keeps “watch” over it: “Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, … were Porters keeping the ward at the thresholds of the gates” ( Levites - The different courses of Porters, singers, guards, etc
Ezra - " By the king's leave, in the seventh year of his reign, he took to Jerusalem 1,754 persons, including Israelites, priests, Levites, singers, Porters, and Nethinim (Ezra 7:7; Ezra 8)
Chronicles, the Books of - Moreover, the Levitical genealogies needed to be arranged, to settle the order of the temple courses, and who were entitled to allowances as priests, Porters, and singers. ) Akkub and Talmon, mentioned in 1 Chronicles 9:17-18, are stated in Nehemiah 12:25-26 to have been Levitical Porters "in the days of Nehemiah and of Ezra, the priest, the scribe
Zerubbabel - Zerubbabel also restored the courses of the priests and Levites, and appointed for them, the singers, and the Porters, maintenance (Ezra 6:18; Nehemiah 12:47)
Basket (2) - In his reply he says: ‘In Asia Minor and in Constantinople our Porters call κὁφινος that big and deep basket in which they carry different things
Jehoiada - The third to guard the house (the temple) "that it be not broken down" (Keil, "to ward off" intruders), "to be guards ('porters') of the thresholds" (of the ascent to the temple, 1 Chronicles 9:19 margin, 2 Chronicles 23:4 margin)
Believe - 9:22, 'ĕmûnâh appears to function as a technical term meaning “a fixed position” or “enduring office”: “All these which were chosen to be Porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve
Genealogy - the guilds of singers and Porters
Apostolic Constitutions And Canons - A still later change is seen in the suppression of all mention of Porters in this book
Isidorus, Archbaptist of Seville - ...
(11) De Ecclesiasticis Officiis treats of the services of the church, and of clerics, their rules and orders, the tonsure, the episcopal office, vicars episcopal, presbyters, deacons, sacristans and subdeacons, readers, psalmists, exorcists, acolytes, Porters, monks, penitents, virgins, widows, the married, catechumens, exorcism, salt, candidates for baptism, the creed, the rule of faith, baptism, chrism, imposition of hands, and confirmation