Fort the rendering in the A.V. of the following Heb. words: מצָר, metsad' (so called as a place of lying in wait), a castle, esp. on a hill, Eze 33:27 (elsewhere usually "stronghold"); or fem. מצוּדָה, metsudah', a similar kind of fastness, e.g. the citadel of Zion. 2Sa 5:9 (elsewhere "fortress," etc.). מָעוֹז, maoz' (so called from its strength), a stronghold, fortified by nature and art, Da 11:19 (elsewhere usually "strength," etc.)., דָּיֵק dayek' (so called from looking out), a watch-tower, especially a scaling-tower in a siege, 2Ki 25:1; Jer 52:4; Eze 4:2; Eze 17:17; Eze 21:22; Eze 26:8. מצוּרָה, metsurah' (so called as being compact), a fortification, e.g. in the siege of a city; generally for defense ("fenced city," q.v.), but also for assault, Isa 29:3. ֶָפל, o'phel (q.v.), a mount (so called from its tumulus form), Isa 32:14 (elsewhere "tower," "stronghold"). מַשׂגָּב, misgab' (so called from its height), a refuge (as often rendered; also "tower," "defense"), Isa 25:12. SEE FORTIFICATION.

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