Garrison [N] [S]

  • Heb. matstsab, a station; a place where one stands ( 1 Samuel 14:12 ); a military or fortified post ( 1 Samuel 13:23 ; 1 Samuel 14:1 1 Samuel 14:4 1 Samuel 14:6 , etc.).

  • Heb. netsib, a prefect, superintendent; hence a military post ( 1 Samuel 10:5 ; 1 Samuel 13:3 1 Samuel 13:4 ; 2 Sam 8:6 ). This word has also been explained to denote a pillar set up to mark the Philistine conquest, or an officer appointed to collect taxes; but the idea of a military post seems to be the correct one.

  • Heb. matstsebah, properly a monumental column; improperly rendered pl. "garrisons" in Ezekiel 26:11 ; correctly in Revised Version "pillars," marg. "obelisks," probably an idolatrous image.

    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.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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