a rent or opening in a wall ( Ezekiel 13:5 ; Compare Amos 4:3 ). The false prophets did not stand in the gap ( Ezekiel 22: : 30 ), i.e., they did nothing to stop the outbreak of wickedness.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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


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