(Heb. gader), Numbers 22:24 (RSV). Fences were constructions of unmortared stones, to protect gardens, vineyards, sheepfolds, etc. From various causes they were apt to bulge out and fall ( Psalms 62:3 ). In Psalms 80:12 , RSV (see Isaiah 5:5 ), the psalmist says, "Why hast thou broken down her fences?" Serpents delight to lurk in the crevices of such fences (Eccl 10:8 ; Compare Amos 5:19 ).