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Encampment
Encamp
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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Encampment
encampment (Heb. makhaneh, “bend” or “curve”), a military enclosure. The word itself suggests an encampment’s circular form. Thus, Saul can be said to be sleeping “within the encampment,” with the army camped around him (1 Sam. 26:5; cf. 25:7). The book of Numbers refers to the “regimental encampment”
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Encampment
Encampment primarily denoted the resting-place of an army or company of travellers at night, Gen. 32:21; Ex. 16:13, and was hence applied to the army or caravan when on its march. Gen. 32:7, 8; Ex. 14:19; Josh. 10:5; 11:4. The description of the camp of the Israelites, on their march from Egypt, Num.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Camp, Encampment
CAMP, ENCAMPMENT (Heb. maḥăneh, “place of pitching a tent,” from ḥānâ, “to pitch a tent”). A term applied to any band or company presenting a regular and settled appearance; a nomad party at rest (Gen. 32:21); an army or caravan when on its march (Gen. 32:7–8; Ex. 14:9; Josh. 10:5), and the resting
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Encamp
EncampAn encampment was the resting-place for a longer or shorter period of an army or company of travellers (Ex. 13:20; 14:19; Josh. 10:5; 11:5).The manner in which the Israelites encamped during their march through the wilderness is described in Num. 2 and 3. The order of the encampment (see CAMP)
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Encampment
Encampmentencampment, or camp, apart from references in the Pentateuch, a military enclosure (Josh. 8:13; 1 Sam. 13:1; 17:20, kjv: ‘trench’; 26:5). The Hebrew term translated camp (maḥaneh) derives from a verb meaning ‘to bend, to curve’ (ḥnh), suggesting an encampment’s circular form, a meaning
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Camp, Encampment
CAMP, ENCAMPMENT — a temporary dwelling place. The sites where the Hebrew people stopped during their escape from Egypt and the period of the wilderness wandering are called camps.As the 12 tribes journeyed toward the land of Canaan, their temporary camps were to be set up in a specific manner. The
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Camp, Encampment
CAMP, ENCAMPMENT Temporary settlement for nomadic and military people. In the OT, English translators usually use “camp” or “encampment” to translate Hebrew machaneh. A machaneh is a temporary settlement of travelers or warriors. Before the settlement in the promised land, Israel was a group of tribes