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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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in its widest sense, corresponds to the Heb. שׁוֹמֵר , shomer', Gr. τηρῶν; in a special sense to נוֹטֵר or נוֹצֵר, a watchman, as often rendered; רוֹעֵה, is a shepherd; while שִׂר, φῦλαξ, is a guard over prisoners. These words are of frequent occurrence, besides others in certain peculiar senses or combinations, the meaning being clear from the connection.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Keeper,'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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