M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Gap". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
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The translation of perets, "a breach" (Ezekiel 13:5, "Ye have not gone up into the gaps," the Revised Version, margin "breaches"; Ezekiel 22:30, "I sought for a man among them, that should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land"). Said of prophets who failed to stand up for the right and to strengthen and preserve the people.
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