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Ambush

AMBUSH

am'-boosh ('arabh, "to set an ambush"; ma'arabh, "an ambush"):

A military stratagem in which a body of men are placed in concealment to surprise an enemy unawares, or to attack a point when temporarily undefended. This stratagem was employed successfully by Joshua at Ai (Joshua 8). Jeremiah calls upon the Medes to "set up a standard against the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set the watchmen, prepare the ambushes" (Jeremiah 51:12).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'AMBUSH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.