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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(פֶּרֶוֹ , pe'rets, a breach, as elsewhere rendered), a rent or opening in a wail (Ezekiel 13:5; comp. Amos 4:3). The Jewish false prophets did not stand in the gap (Ezekiel 22:30); they did nothing to stop the course of wickedness which opened a door for the vengeance of God to break in upon their nation. (See PEREZ)
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Gap'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/g/gap.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.