Post [N] [S] A runner, or courier, for the rapid transmission of letters, etc. ( 2 Chronicles 30:6 ; Esther 3:13 Esther 3:15 ; Esther 8:10 Esther 8:14 ; Job 9:25 ; Jeremiah 51:31 ). Such messengers were used from very early times. Those employed by the Hebrew kings had a military character ( 1 Samuel 22:17 ; 2 Kings 10:25 , "guard," marg. "runners"). The modern system of postal communication was first established by Louis XI. of France in A.D. 1464.
This word sometimes also is used for lintel or threshold ( Isaiah 6:4 ).
These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Post". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .