Cities were surrounded by walls, as distinguished from "unwalled villages" ( Ezekiel 38:11 ; Leviticus 25:29-34 ). They were made thick and strong ( Numbers 13:28 ; Deuteronomy 3:5 ). Among the Jews walls were built of stone, some of those in the temple being of great size ( 1 Kings 6:7 ; 7:9-12 ; 20:30 ; Mark 13:1 Mark 13:2 ). The term is used metaphorically of security and safety ( Isaiah 26:1 ; 60:18 ; Revelation 21:12-20 ). (See FENCE .)
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 Wall". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".