a fortress, the name given to David's lurking-places ( 1 Samuel 22:4 1 Samuel 22:5 ; 24:22 ).

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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 Hold". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .



In the American Standard Revised Version frequently "stronghold" (Judges 9:49; 1 Samuel 22:4; 24:22; 2 Samuel 5:17; 23:14; 1 Chronicles 11:16; 12:16). See FORTIFICATION. In Revelation 18:2 for the King James Version "cage" (phulake) the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes, as in first clause, "hold," and in the margin "prison."

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