a parapet wall or balustrade surrounding the flat roofs of the houses, required to be built by a special law ( Deuteronomy 22:8 ). In Jeremiah 5:10 , it denotes the parapet of a city wall.
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Battlement". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .