People who guard access to important or restricted places. Doorkeepers were appointed in the Temple as “keepers of the threshold” to collect money from the people (2Kgs 22:4
). Levites were appointed as gatekeepers for the Ark (1Chr 15:23-24
). Eunuchs were doorkeepers at the palace of the Persian king (Esth 2:21
), and a woman was doorkeeper at the house of King Ishbosheth (2Sam 4:6
; John 18:16-17
; Acts 12:13
4“Go up to the high priest Hilkiah, and have him count the entire sum of the money that has been brought into the house of the Lord, which the keepers of the th ... View more
23Berechiah and Elkanah were to be gatekeepers for the ark.24Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, were to blow ... View more
21In those days, while Mordecai was sitting at the king's gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king's eunuchs, who guarded the threshold, became angry and consp ... View more
6They came inside the house as though to take wheat, and they struck him in the stomach; then Rechab and his brother Baanah escaped.
16but Peter was standing outside at the gate. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out, spoke to the woman who guarded the gate, and br ... View more
13When he knocked at the outer gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer.