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woch'-er (Aramaic 'ir, "wakeful one"): In Nebuchadnezzar's dream (Daniel 4:13, 17, 23 (MT 10, 14, 20)) a messenger who with "a holy one" descended from heaven, they having joint authority to issue decrees. In the apocryphal literature the doctrine of the "watchers" is much elaborated. In Jubilees they are regarded as angels sent to instruct mankind in righteousness. In Enoch they sometimes appear as archangels and at other times as fallen angels. In the latter condition only we find them in the Book of Adam and Eve. The place of descent was according to Enoch 6:6 the summit of Mt. Hermon.

W. M. Christie

5432. phroureo -- to guard
... From a compound of pro and horao; to be a watcher in advance, ie To mount guard
as a sentinel (post spies at gates); figuratively, to hem in, protect -- keep ...
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2685. kataskopos -- a spy
... spy. From kata (intensive) and skopos (in the sense of a watcher); a reconnoiterer --
spy. see GREEK kata. see GREEK skopos. (kataskopous) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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2780. kepouros -- a gardener
... garden-keeper. Word Origin from kepos and ouros (a watcher) Definition a
gardener NASB Word Usage gardener (1). gardener. From kepos ...
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5441. phulax -- a guard, keeper
... Word Origin from phulasso Definition a guard, keeper NASB Word Usage guards (3).
keeper. From phulasso; a watcher or sentry -- keeper. see GREEK phulasso. ...
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4649. skopos -- a watchman, a mark (on which to fix the eye)
... to fix the eye). Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: skopos Phonetic
Spelling: (skop-os') Short Definition: a goal Definition: a watcher; a goal, a ...
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2377. thuroros -- a doorkeeper
... a doorkeeper, gatekeeper. From thura and ouros (a watcher); a gate- warden -- that
kept the door, porter. see GREEK thura. (thuroros) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7796b. shorer -- (treacherous) watcher
... (treacherous) watcher. Transliteration: shorer Short Definition: foes. Word Origin
from shur Definition (treacherous) watcher NASB Word Usage foes (5). ...
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5894. ir -- waking or wakeful one
... 5893, 5894. ir. 5895 . waking or wakeful one. Transliteration: ir Phonetic
Spelling: (eer) Short Definition: watcher. Word ... 1). watcher. ...
/hebrew/5894.htm - 6k

5341. natsar -- to watch, guard, keep
... 1), man (1), observe (10), observed (1), observes (1), preserve (10), preserves
(1), reserve (1), secret places (1), tends (1), watch (4), watcher (1), watches ...
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The Unseen Watcher
... In the Lands of the Heathen Chapter 43 The Unseen Watcher. [This chapter
is based on Daniel 5..] Toward the close of Daniel's life ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 43 the unseen watcher.htm

In the Birth of the Son Light Dawned, --And Darkness Fled from the ...
... 40. "A Watcher revealed to me, when I received"conception of the Babe, that my Son
is a King;"that His diadem is from on high and is not dissolved,"he ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn xv in the birth.htm

The Dream of the Tree Cut Down
... fed of it. I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher
and an holy one came down from heaven. He cried aloud ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/vi the dream of the.htm

Chapter xxxviii
... by the father is supposed to be an idiosyncrasy of the Elohist; yet this chapter
is unhesitatingly assigned to J. "Er," from 'ûr, may mean "watcher" or in a ...
/.../leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxviii.htm

True Greatness
... As the king gazed upon the lofty tree, he beheld "a Watcher," even "an Holy
One," who approached the tree and in a loud voice cried: ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 42 true greatness.htm

... Then came another warning dream, of a tree, great and spreading, the rest and stay
of bird and beast, till a watcher and a holy one came down and bade that it ...
// chosen people/lesson xi babylon.htm

Letter cix. To Riparius.
... But let us say with David: "Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber
nor sleep." [3046] So will the Holy One and the Watcher come to us. ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter cix to riparius.htm

The Ten virgins.
... At midnight a cry arose, apparently from some more wakeful watcher in the neighbourhood,
"Behold the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him." At this alarm ...
/...// parables of our lord/xiii the ten virgins.htm

Letter Lxxv. To Theodora.
... that is, saviour and keeper"of whom it is said in the psalm, "He that keepeth Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep." [2297] May the watcher and the holy ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter lxxv to theodora.htm

The Story of Prophets and Kings
... Chapter 41 The Fiery Furnace. Chapter 42 True Greatness. Chapter 43 The Unseen
Watcher. Chapter 44 In the Lions' Den. After the Exile. ...
// story of prophets and kings/

ATS Bible Dictionary

Daniel 4:13,17,23, a figurative designation of heavenly beings, apparently angels, as seen by Nebuchadnezzar in his dream.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) One who watches; one who sits up or continues; a diligent observer; specifically, one who attends upon the sick during the night.
Watcher (2 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. WATCHER. ... Multi-Version Concordance Watcher (2
Occurrences). Job 7:20 If I have sinned, what do I do to you, you watcher of men? ...
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Angelic (6 Occurrences)
... (See NAS). Daniel 4:13 I saw in the visions of my head on my bed, and behold,
a watcher and a holy one came down from the sky. (See NAS). ...
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Watchers (16 Occurrences)

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Watched (50 Occurrences)

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Lone (1 Occurrence)
... See Loanin. 2. (a.) Being without a companion; being by one's self; also, sad from
lack of companionship; lonely; as, a lone traveler or watcher. ...
/l/lone.htm - 7k

Late (24 Occurrences)
... late intelligence. 5. (v.) Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of
the night; as, late revels; a late watcher. 6. (a.) After ...
/l/late.htm - 14k

Watchman (19 Occurrences)
... The distinction in meaning between the various words is clear, tsopheh having the
idea of "outlooker" and notser that of "careful watcher" (being applied even ...
/w/watchman.htm - 14k

Flourish (26 Occurrences)
... fading white flowers of the almond tree; by others it is taken to indicate
"sleeplessness," the name of the almond tree (shaqedh) meaning the watcher or early ...
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Target (14 Occurrences)
... (DBY YLT). Job 7:20 If I have sinned, what do I do to you, you watcher of men? Why
have you set me as a mark for you, so that I am a burden to myself? ...
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Er (8 Occurrences)
... ER. ar (`er, "watcher"; Er'): (1) The eldest son of Judah, the son of Jacob,
by Shua the Canaanite. Judah took for him a wife named Tamar. ...
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Bible Concordance
Watcher (2 Occurrences)

Job 7:20 If I have sinned, what do I do to you, you watcher of men? Why have you set me as a mark for you, so that I am a burden to myself?

Daniel 4:13 I saw in the visions of my head on my bed, and behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from the sky.



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