5315 fortifications

5315 fortifications

Structures erected as part of a defence policy. Fortifications protected the inhabitants and their possessions, and also guarded the trade routes. Scripture sees God as the secure fortification of his people in times of danger.

City fortifications

Fortified cities Nu 13:28 See also Nu 32:17; Dt 3:4-5; Dt 28:52; Jos 14:12; Jos 19:35-38; 2Ki 18:13; 2Ch 8:5; 2Ch 11:5-12,23; Ne 9:25; Isa 36:1; Jer 4:5; Jer 34:7; Eze 21:20; Zep 1:16

Walled cities Jos 6:5 See also Dt 1:28; Dt 9:1; Jos 6:20; 1Sa 31:10,12; 1Ki 3:1; 2Ch 36:19; Ne 1:3; Ne 2:8,17; Jer 49:27; Jer 51:44; Eze 26:4

Fortification systems

Garrisons 2Sa 8:6 See also 2Sa 8:14; 2Sa 23:14; 1Ch 11:16; 1Ch 18:6,13; 2Ch 1:14; 2Ch 8:6; 2Ch 9:25; 2Ch 17:2

Towers 2Ch 26:10 See also Jdg 9:46,50-52; 2Ki 9:17; 2Ch 27:4

Regional outposts 1Ki 9:17-19 pp 2Ch 8:3-6 See also 1Sa 22:4; 1Sa 23:14; 2Sa 5:17; 2Sa 23:14; 2Ch 1:14; 2Ch 9:25; 2Ch 17:2; 2Ch 27:3-4

Peoples at risk without fortifications

Eze 38:11 See also Jer 49:31

God and fortresses

God as a fortress for his people Ps 18:2 pp 2Sa 22:2-3 See also Ps 9:9; Ps 37:39; Ps 46:1; Ps 61:3; Ps 71:3; Ps 73:28; Ps 91:2,9-10; Pr 14:26

God warns against trusting in human fortifications Dt 28:52 See also Isa 2:12-18; Jer 5:17; Hos 8:14; Joel 2:7-9; Zep 1:14-16

God’s judgment against fortresses Am 5:9-10 See also Isa 17:3; Isa 25:2,12; La 2:2; Hos 10:14; Am 1:3-2:5; Mic 5:11

See also

5254citadel
5256city
5291defence
5316fortress
5323gate
5437palaces
5454power, God’s saving
5480protection
5490refuge
5529sieges
5585towers
5604walls

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