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a rent or opening in a wall ( Ezekiel 13:5 ; Compare Amos 4:3 ). The false prophets did not stand in the gap ( Ezekiel 22: : 30 ), i.e., they did nothing to stop the outbreak of wickedness.

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.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Gap". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .