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Rampart

Holman Bible Dictionary

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Outer ring of fortifications, usually earthworks. The underlying Hebrew term is literally, “encirclement,” and can be applied to moats and walls as well as earthworks (2 Samuel 20:15; Psalm 122:7; Lamentations 2:8 ). Because Jerusalem was ringed by steep valleys, only its north side had extensive ramparts.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Rampart'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​r/rampart.html. 1991.
 
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