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.

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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 Garrison". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Garrison

    A guard, watch or patrol.

    In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a GARRISON, desirous to apprehend me: and through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands. ( 2 Corinthians 1:1 Matthew 11:32 )

    Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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    "Entry for 'Garrison'". A King James Dictionary.

    Garrison. [N] [E]

    The Hebrew words so rendered in the Authorized Version are derivatives from the root natsab , to "place, erect," which may be applied to a variety of objects.

    1. Mattsab and mattsabah undoubtedly mean a "garrison" or fortified post. ( 1 Samuel 13:23 ; 14:14 ; 1 Samuel 15 ; 2 Samuel 23:14 )
    2. Netsib is also used for a "garrison" in ( 1 Chronicles 11:16 ) but elsewhere for a "column" erected in an enemys country as a token of conquest. ( 1 Samuel 13:3 )
    3. The same word elsewhere means "officers" placed over a vanquished people. ( 2 Samuel 8:6 2 Samuel 8:14 ; 1 Chronicles 18:13 ; 2 Chronicles 17:2 )
    4. Mattsebah in ( Ezekiel 26:11 ) means a "pillar."

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Garrison'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.



    See WAR.

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