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Garrison


Garrison. The Hebrew words so rendered in the Authorized Version are derivatives from the root na╠étsab, to “place, erect,” which may be applied to a variety of objects.

1. Mattsab and mattsabah undoubtedly mean a “garrison” or fortified post. 1 Sam. 13:23; 14:1, 4, 12, 15; 2 Sam. 23:14. 2. Netsib is also used for a “garrison” in 1 Chron. 11:16, but elsewhere for a “column” erected in an enemy’s country as a token of conquest. 1 Sam. 13:3. 3. The same word elsewhere means “officers” placed over a vanquished people. 2 Sam. 8:6, 14; 1 Chron. 18:13; 2 Chron. 17:2. 4. Mattsebah in Ezek. 26:11 means a “pillar.”