a pole (Heb. to'ren) used as a standard or ensign set on the tops of mountains as a call to the people to assemble themselves for some great national purpose ( Isaiah 30:17 ). In Isaiah 33:23 and Ezekiel 27:5 , the same word is rendered "mast." (See Banner .)
A signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence for direction. ( Isaiah 30:17 )
be'-k'-n. The translation of the Hebrew toren, which usually means "mast" (compare Isaiah 33:23; Ezekiel 27:5), but in Isaiah 30:17 being used in parallelism with "ensign" the meaning may be "signal-staff" (Isaiah 30:17 the American Revised Version, margin "pole").
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