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Keeper; Keepers

KEEPER; KEEPERS

kep'-er, (mostly from shamar; phulax):

The word is used of keepers of sheep, vineyards, doors, prisons (in Genesis 39:21, car; compare Acts 5:23), etc. In Ecclesiastes 12:3, "The keepers of the house shall tremble," the allusion is to the decay of bodily powers, the "keepers" being specially the arms, which had become feeble through age.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'KEEPER; KEEPERS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.