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A fortress: the name derives from the Hebrew ‘to fill’. It consisted of an earthen construction held together by walls and on which a building might be erected, such as the house at Shechem (Judg. 9: 6) and at Jerusalem (2 Sam. 5: 9), which was kept in good repair (1 Kgs. 9: 15; 2 Chron. 32: 5).

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

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