|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(1.) A runner, or courier, for the rapid transmission of letters, etc. (2 Chronicles 30:6; Esther 3:13, 15; 8:10, 14; Job 9:25; Jeremiah 51:31). Such messengers were used from very early times. Those employed by the Hebrew kings had a military character (1 Samuel 22:17; 2 Kings 10:25, "guard, " marg. "runners"). The modern system of postal communication was first established by Louis XI. of France in A.D. 1464.
(2.) This word sometimes also is used for lintel or threshold (Isaiah 6:4).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (a.) Hired to do what is wrong; suborned.
2. (n.) A piece of timber, metal, or other solid substance, fixed, or to be fixed, firmly in an upright position, especially when intended as a stay or support to something else; a pillar; as, a hitching post; a fence post; the posts of a house.
3. (n.) The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
4. (n.) The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed; a station.
5. (n.) A station, or one of a series of stations, established for the refreshment and accommodation of travelers on some recognized route; as, a stage or railway post.
6. (n.) A military station; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.
7. (n.) The piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is limited.
8. (n.) A messenger who goes from station; an express; especially, one who is employed by the government to carry letters and parcels regularly from one place to another; a letter carrier; a postman.
9. (n.) An established conveyance for letters from one place or station to another; especially, the governmental system in any country for carrying and distributing letters and parcels; the post office; the mail; hence, the carriage by which the mail is transported.
10. (n.) Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
11. (n.) One who has charge of a station, especially of a postal station.
12. (n.) A station, office, or position of service, trust, or emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger.
13. (n.) A size of printing and writing paper.
14. (v. t.) To attach to a post, a wall, or other usual place of affixing public notices; to placard; as, to post a notice; to post playbills.
15. (v. t.) To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice.
16. (v. t.) To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like.
17. (v. t.) To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a sentinel.
18. (v. t.) To carry, as an account, from the journal to the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as accounts, to the ledger.
19. (v. t.) To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter.
20. (v. t.) To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
21. (v. i.) To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste.
22. (v. i.) To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting.
23. (adv.) With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
post (ruts, "to run," ratsim, "runners"): The "runners" formed the royal guard (1 Samuel 22:17 1 Kings 14:27 2 Kings 11:4, 13; see GUARD). From them were chosen the couriers who carried royal letters and dispatches throughout the kingdom (2 Chronicles 30:6, 10 Esther 3:13, 15 Jeremiah 51:31). In the Persian service they were mounted on the swiftest horses (Esther 8:10, 14; compare Xenophon, Cyrop. viii.6, 17; Herodotus viii.98). They had the right to command the service of either men or animals in order to expedite their progress (compare Matthew 5:41 Mark 15:21, "compel," "impress").
Used in Job 9:25 and the King James Version The Wisdom of Solomon 5:9 (aggelia, the Revised Version (British and American) "message") of the swift passage of time.
See also HOUSE, II, 1, (4), (7).
M. O. Evans
Post (26 Occurrences)
Acts 17:9 When they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go. (See NIV)
Exodus 12:7 They shall take some of the blood, and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel, on the houses in which they shall eat it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 21:6 then his master shall bring him to God, and shall bring him to the door or to the doorpost, and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him for ever. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 10:18 Joshua said, "Roll large stones to the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to guard them; (See NIV)
1 Samuel 1:9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his seat by the doorpost of the temple of Yahweh. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 20:24 This is what you have to do: take away the kings from their positions, and put captains in their places; (See RSV)
Nehemiah 7:3 And I said to them, Do not let the doors of Jerusalem be open till the sun is high; and while the watchmen are in their places, let the doors be shut and locked: and let the people of Jerusalem be put on watch, every one in his watch, opposite his house. (See NAS NIV)
Esther 8:10 And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus' name, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries: (Root in KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Job 9:25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. (KJV ASV BBE WBS)
Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the wrath of the ruler is against you, keep in your place; in him who keeps quiet even great sins may be overlooked. (See NIV)
Isaiah 21:6 For so has the Lord said to me, Go, let a watchman be placed; let him give word of what he sees: (See NIV)
Isaiah 21:8 He cried like a lion: "Lord, I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime, and every night I stay at my post. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 22:19 And I will thrust thee from thine office; and from thy station shalt thou be pulled down. (See JPS)
Isaiah 57:8 Behind the doors and the posts you have set up your memorial: for you have uncovered to someone besides me, and have gone up; you have enlarged your bed, and made you a covenant with them: you loved their bed where you saw it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 51:12 Let the flag be lifted up against the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, put the watchmen in their places, make ready a surprise attack: for it is the Lord's purpose, and he has done what he said about the people of Babylon. (See NAS)
Jeremiah 51:31 One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end, (KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Ezekiel 40:14 He made also posts, sixty cubits; and the court reached to the posts, around the gate. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Ezekiel 40:16 There were closed windows to the lodges, and to their posts within the gate all around, and likewise to the arches; and windows were around inward; and on each post were palm trees. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Ezekiel 40:48 Then he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured each post of the porch, five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that side: and the breadth of the gate was three cubits on this side, and three cubits on that side. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Ezekiel 41:3 Then went he inward, and measured each post of the entrance, two cubits; and the entrance, six cubits; and the breadth of the entrance, seven cubits. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Ezekiel 41:21 As for the temple, the door posts were squared; and as for the face of the sanctuary, the appearance of it was as the appearance of the temple. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 43:8 in their setting of their threshold by my threshold, and their doorpost beside my doorpost, and there was but the wall between me and them; and they have defiled my holy name by their abominations which they have committed: therefore I have consumed them in my anger. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 45:19 The priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it on the door posts of the house, and on the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and on the posts of the gate of the inner court. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 46:2 The prince shall enter by the way of the porch of the gate outside, and shall stand by the post of the gate; and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Micah 7:4 The best of them is like a brier. The most upright is worse than a thorn hedge. The day of your watchmen, even your visitation, has come; now is the time of their confusion. (See NAS)
Habakkuk 2:1 I will take my position and be on watch, placing myself on my tower, looking out to see what he will say to me, and what answer he will give to my protest. (See NAS)