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Fortress
Fort • Fortification • Fortifications • Fortresses • Mauzzim • Misgab
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Fortification
Fort, Fortification. Walls, citadels, and sometimes moats protecting most cities in the ancient world. Fortifications followed the natural contour of the area encircling a city. Early city defenses consisted of simple banks of earth tossed against the walls and outer structures to make it difficult for
Misgab
Misgab. kjv translation for a place in Moab (Jer 48:1), rendered “the fortress” in the rsv.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Misgab
Misgab mis̀gab. The AV and NEB translation of Heb hammiśgāḇ (lit “the high spot,” “the refuge”; Gk A tó krataíōma, B Amath) in Jer. 48:1. No such place name has been found in Moab, and the RSV may be correct in rendering it “the fortress.” See Fortification I.B; IV.A.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Fort, Fortification
FORT, FORTIFICATION Walls, citadels, and sometimes moats protecting most cities in the ancient world. Fortifications followed the natural contour of the area encircling a city. Early city defenses consisted of simple banks of earth tossed against the walls and outer structures to make it difficult for
Misgab
MISGAB* kjv translation for a place in Moab (Jer 48:1), rendered “the fortress” in the nlt.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Fort, Fortification, Fortress
FORT, FORTIFICATION, FORTRESS. The most ancient fortified site thus far discovered is the Palestinian city of Jericho, which c. 7000b.c. was surrounded by a massive stone fortification strengthened in at least one place by a large stone tower. Other cities of Palestine are known to have been strongly
Misgab
MISGAB. A lofty place affording shelter and safety. The KJV transliterates it as a town. The RSV translates it “the fortress” (Jer 48:1).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Fortification
Fortress, FortificationFortresses generally consisted of walls, towers, and gates. Fortifications were built around major cities and at strategic positions near borders and trade routes. A few cities also had an inner fortress for additional protection.Walls built around a city provided primary defense.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Misgab
Misgab [mĭsˊgăb] (Heb. hammiśgāḇ). According to the KJV (cf. NIV mg.), a place in Moab (Jer. 48:1). The RSV and JB translate “the fortress” (cf. NIV, NJV).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mauzzim
Mauzzim (fortresses). The marginal note to the DAV of Dan. 11:38, “the god of forces,” gives as the equivalent of the last word “Mauzzim, or gods protectors, or munitions.” There can be little doubt that mauzzim is to be taken in its literal sense of “fortresses,” just as in Dan. 11:19, 39; “the god
Misgab
Mis´gab (height), a place in Moab. Jer. 48:1. It appears to be mentioned also in Isa. 25:12, though there rendered in the DAV “high fort.”
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Fort, Fortification, Fortress
FORT, FORTIFICATION, FORTRESS. The Hebrew people, never well equipped with arms or possessing military knowledge and surrounded by powerful neighbors, learned early that it was “better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes” (Ps. 118:9). In the theocracy the divine ideal was that protection
Misgab
MIS´GAB (miśgāb, “high place,” “refuge”). The Heb. expression is transliterated in the KJV of Jer. 48:1; it is frequently translated “stronghold” in the NASB and NIV.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Misgab
Misgabheight, a town of Moab, or simply, the height=the citadel, some fortress so called; or perhaps a general name for the highlands of Moab, as some think (Jer. 48:1). In Isa. 25:12, the word is rendered “high fort.”
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Fort, Fortification
FORT, FORTIFICATION - the practice of erecting defensive walls around a city to protect it from enemy attacks. Such fortifications were not used widely by Israel until the period of the United Kingdom under David and Solomon. Before that time, the Israelites hid from roving enemy bands in caves and mountain
Misgab
MISGAB [MISS gab] (the height) — KJV word for an unknown site in Moab (Jer. 48:1). The word may not be a proper noun. It means “fortress” (NRSV), “high stronghold,” (NKJV), “stronghold” (NIV), or “lofty stronghold” (NASB).
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Fortress, Stronghold
Fortress, StrongholdOT battle stories have as one of their staples fortresses-thick-walled cities, often on high mountains, meant to be impenetrable and intimidating to enemies. Yet of the approximately thirty-five references to fortresses in English Bibles, most are metaphoric pictures of God and his
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FORTIFICATION; FORT, FORTIFIED (FENCED) CITIES; FORTRESS
FORTIFICATION; FORT, FORTIFIED (FENCED) CITIES; FORTRESS<for-ti-fi-ka’-shun> (including):Has a number of words representing its various elements and aspects:1. [מִבְצָר‎, mibhtsar], is the term generally rendered “fenced” or “defenced city.” In both the King James Version and the Revised Version
MAUZZIM
MAUZZIM<moz’-em>, <mots’-em> (מָעֻזּים‎ [màuzzim], “places of strength,” “fortress”): Many conjectures as to the meaning of this word and its context (Dan 11:38; compare 11:19, 39) have been made. The Septuagint (uncertainly), Theodotion, and the Geneva Version render it as a proper name.
MISGAB
MISGAB<mis’-gab> (הַמִּשְׂגָּב‎ [ha-misgabh]; Codex Vaticanus [̈́Αμάθ, Amath]; Codex Alexandrinus [τὸ κραταίωμα, to krataioma]): Named with Nebo and Kiriathaim in the denunciation of doom against Moab (Jer 48:1). No trace of any name resembling this has been found. Possibly we should take it, not
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