At the gates.

1 Chronicles 9-10

Today I noticed one interesting thing, as I worked though, I saw that the word "gatekeeper" was repeated often. I ran a quick search and found that the word in English appears 39 times in the Bible while a full 19 of those times can be found here in Chronicles. It's used 9 times in chapter 9 of today's reading.

Is that important? Yeah, well, sometimes at least.

First, in ancient languages like Hebrew traditional punctuation marks don't exist, so rather than use an exclmation point the way a modern writter might, Hebrew authors would use repetition to provide emphasis...think: "Holy, holy, holy..."

Plus, often times we can glean insights from an author when we see their own nuanced vocabulary and word usage comapred to other authors. The Author of Esther for example never uses the word "God." Words can lead us to so much.

I don't have time to go on a deep "gatekeeper" dive today, maybe you do?

Perhaps, you could start here?

Or...expand that a bit and include scriptures with similar words:

Better is one day in your courts
 than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
 than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10

Have a great day!