The Hebrew word degel denotes the standard given to each of the four divisions of the host of the Israelites at the Exodus ( Numbers 1:52 ; 2:2 ; 10:14 ). In Cant 2:4 it is rendered "banner." We have no definite information as to the nature of these military standards. (See BANNER .)
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Ensign". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .