1 A vertical beam, usually of wood, that served as part of a frame from which a door or a gate was hung. When Samson took revenge on the Gazites, he carried off not only the gate, but the posts as well (Judg 16:3), thus leaving the town defenseless until they could be replaced. One not permitted entry could stand at the gatepost and observe what occurred inside (Ezek 46:2). 2 The position occupied by persons in pursuit of their duties, whether king (1Kgs 20:24), priest (2Chr 7:6), or watchman (Isa 21:8).

Judg 16:3

3But Samson lay only until midnight. Then at midnight he rose up, took hold of the doors of the city gate and the two posts, pulled them up, bar and all, put th ... View more

Ezek 46:2

2The prince shall enter by the vestibule of the gate from outside, and shall take his stand by the post of the gate. The priests shall offer his burnt offering ... View more

1Kgs 20:24

24Also do this: remove the kings, each from his post, and put commanders in place of them;

2Chr 7:6

6The priests stood at their posts; the Levites also, with the instruments for music to the Lord that King David had made for giving thanks to the Lord—for his s ... View more

Isa 21:8

8Then the watcher called out:
“Upon a watchtower I stand, O Lord,
continually by day,
and at my post I am stationed
throughout the night.

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