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Garrison

A garrison is generally defined as "a fortified place where troops are stationed." Garrison is used to translate two Hebrew words of the Old Testament (see Old Testament Fact File), pronounced nets-eeb, meaning something stationary, and mats-ts-awb, meaning a fixed location - both words were used to designate a military post during early Bible History.

Israelite and Philistine Garrisons

Garrison King David established Israelite garrisons from Syria in the north to Edom in the south:

"David also defeated Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the river Euphrates. And David took from him a thousand and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand foot soldiers; and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but left enough for a hundred chariots."

"And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew twenty-two thousand men of the Syrians. Then David put garrisons in Aram of Damascus; and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And The Lord gave victory to David wherever he went." (2 Samuel 8:3-6 RSV)

"And David won a name for himself. When he returned, he slew eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became David's servants. And The Lord gave victory to David wherever he went. So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and equity to all his people." (2 Samuel 8:13-15 RSV)

The Philistines (and others) established garrisons in Israel:

"Three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David at the cave of Adullam, when the army of Philistines was encamped in the valley of Rephaim. David was then in the stronghold; and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem." (1 Chronicles 11:15-16 RSV)

Fact Finder: How does the national territorial extent of Israel today compare to that in the time of King David and King Solomon?
See Solomon's Kingdom


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This Week's Bible Quiz

Identify these Bible Places:

1. What sea is located between Greece and Turkey?

2. What great river flows through Egypt?

3. What sea is located east of Jerusalem?

4. What sea is located in northern Israel near Capernaum?

5. What gulf is located along the east side of The Sinai Peninsula?

6. What sea is located on the west coast of Israel?

7. What river did the Israelites cross into the Promised Land?

8. What pool of water in Jerusalem was believed to have healing effects?

9. What delta is located in northern Egypt?

10. What river flows into the Jordan River from the east? A hint: the river's name begins with a "Y"

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