What does Battlement mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
טִ֣ירַת encampment 1

Definitions Related to Battlement


   1 encampment, Battlement.
      1a encampment, tent camp.
      1b walled dwelling places, Battlement (metaph.
      1c row (of stones).

Frequency of Battlement (original languages)

Frequency of Battlement (English)


Easton's Bible Dictionary - Battlement
A parapet wall or balustrade surrounding the flat roofs of the houses, required to be built by a special law (Deuteronomy 22:8 ). In Jeremiah 5:10 , it denotes the parapet of a city wall.
Webster's Dictionary - Battlement
(n.) One of the solid upright parts of a parapet in ancient fortifications.
(n.) pl. The whole parapet, consisting of alternate solids and open spaces. At first purely a military feature, afterwards copied on a smaller scale with decorative features, as for churches.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Battlement
BATTLEMENT . See Fortification, House.
King James Dictionary - Battlement
BAT'TLEMENT, n. This is said to have been bastillement, from bastille, a fortification.
A wall raised on a building with openings or embrasures, or the
embrasure itself.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Battlement
Deuteronomy 22:8 (c) The thought of the passage is that we are to seek to establish preventive measures or ample protection around the church, the people of GOD, and the testimony of our Lord. In this way there will not be a mingling of Christians with the unsaved and no mixture of the Christian program with the world's plans and schemes.
Jeremiah 5:10 (b) We understand from this that the world puts up barriers to prevent the Word of GOD from being preached to them, and to prevent the people of GOD from teaching the Word to them.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Battlement
Battlement. Deuteronomy 22:8. See Dwelling.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Battlement
A balustrade around the roofs of ancient houses, which were flat, and were much, resorted to for fresh air, amusement, or retirement by day and for sleep at night. The Mosaic law required a battlement for each house, Deuteronomy 22:8 .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Battlement
Among the Jews a battlement was required by law to be built upon every house. It consisted of a low wall built around the roofs of the houses to prevent persons from falling off, and sometimes serving as a partition from another building. (22:8; Jeremiah 5:10 )

Sentence search

Merlon - ) One of the solid parts of a Battlemented parapet; a Battlement. of Battlement
Crenel - ) An embrasure or indentation in a Battlement; a loophole in a fortress; an indentation; a notch. of Battlement
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Murdress - ) A Battlement in ancient fortifications with interstices for firing through
Brattishing - ) Carved openwork, as of a shrine, Battlement, or parapet
Embattlement - ) An intended parapet; a Battlement. ) The fortifying of a building or a wall by means of Battlements
Battlement - The Mosaic law required a Battlement for each house, Deuteronomy 22:8
Embattled - ) Having the edge broken like Battlements; - said of a bearing such as a fess, bend, or the like. ) Having indentations like a Battlement
Battlement - Among the Jews a Battlement was required by law to be built upon every house
Machicolation - of Battlement and Castle
Pinnacle - Perhaps the word means the Battlement ordered by law to be added to every roof
Pinnacle - 1: πτερύγιον (Strong's #4419 — Noun Neuter — pterugion — pter-oog'-ee-on ) denotes (a) "a little wing" (diminutive of pterux, "a wing"); (b) "anything like a wing, a turret, Battlement," of the temple in Jerusalem, Matthew 4:5 ; Luke 4:9 (of the hieron, "the entire precincts," or parts of the main building, as distinct from the naos, "the sanctuary")
Ziph - (battlement ), the name of two towns in Judah
Remembrance: How to be Had in - Should our names perish, may the truths we taught, the virtues we cultivated, the good works we initiated, live on and blossom with undying energy, ...
'When time his withering hand hath laid On Battlement and tower
Pinnacle - But if ‘the pinnacle’ was not the summit of the Temple proper, the most likely position for it is the Battlement of the Royal Portico, which ran from east to west across the south end of the enclosure, on the precipitous edge of a deep valley. 5) says of this portico: ‘While the valley was very deep, and its bottom could not be seen if you looked from above into the depth, this further vastly high elevation of the cloister stood upon that height, insomuch that if any one looked down from the top of the Battlements, or down both these altitudes, he would be giddy, while his sight could not reach to such an immense depth. On the other hand, the Battlement of the Royal Portico would afford the deepest and sheerest fall, and, on the whole, it is most probable that ‘the pinnacle’ was situated here
Sun - Shemesh (שֶׁמֶשׁ, Strong's #8121), “sun; Shamshu (?); sunshield; Battlement. …”...
Shemesh may be a structural term: “And I will make thy windows [1] of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles …” ( Palace - Terms designating a strongly fortified section of the king's residence often replaced palace: citadel (1 Kings 16:18 ; 2 Kings 15:25 ); tower (Psalm 122:7 NRSV; Song of Song of Solomon 8:9 NIV); stronghold ( 1 Kings 10:16-18 ; Amos 1:4 NRSV); fortress ( Amos 1:4 NIV); Battlement (Song of Song of Solomon 8:9 NRSV; parapet, REB)
House (2) - Sometimes space for walking was left around the dome, but often all the space between the dome and the Battlement (Deuteronomy 22:8) would be filled in, so as to give the much-desired flat roof—the favourite resort of the Oriental in the cool of the evening (2 Samuel 11:2), and an inviting sleeping-place in summer (1 Samuel 9:25)
Dwelling - These roofs were to be carefully protected by a Battlement or parapet, lest accidents should occur
Houses - This answers to the Battlements which Moses commanded the people of Israel to make for the roof of their houses, for the same reason. "When thou buildest a new house, then thou shall make a Battlement, מעקה , for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence," Deuteronomy 22:8
House - ...
The roof was required by law to be surrounded by a Battlement , or rather a parapet, as a protection against accident ( Deuteronomy 22:8 )