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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Keeper; Keepers

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kēp´er , (mostly from שׁמר , shāmar ; φύλαξ , phúlax ): The word is used of keepers of sheep, vineyards, doors, prisons (in Genesis 39:21 ff, ṣar ; 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. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/k/keeper-keepers.html. 1915.

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