What does a watchman do in the Bible?

“Watchman” (Hebrew: צָפָה tsō-p̄eh or tsa-phah) or “sentinel”: the noun is derived from the Hebrew verb meaning to “look out or about, spy, keep watch”; properly “to lean forward”, i.e. “to peer into the distance”; by implication, “to observe, await:—behold, espy, look up (well), wait for, (keep the) watch(-man)”.

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