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KJV term for a (fortified) place of refuge. Modern translations generally render the underlying Hebrew as stronghold (for example, Judges 9:46 ,Judges 9:46,9:49 ; 1 Samuel 22:4 ; 2 Samuel 5:7 ). Occasionally other terms are used in place of hold: fortress (2 Samuel 24:7 NIV, NRSV); hill ( Micah 4:8 NRSV, perhaps in the sense of citadel); fortified cities ( Habakkuk 1:10 NIV); refuge ( Nahum 1:7 NIV). In Acts 4:3 to be put in the hold means to be put in custody (NRSV) or in jail (NIV). See Fort, Fortification .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Hold'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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