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primarily denoted the resting-place of an army or company of travellers at night, (Genesis 32:21; Exodus 16:13) and was hence applied to the army or caravan when on its march. (Genesis 32:7,8; Exodus 14:19; Joshua 10:5; 11:4) The description of the camp of the Israelites, on their march from Egypt, Numb 2,3, supplies the greatest amount of information on the subject. The tabernacle, corresponding to the chieftains tent of an ordinary encampment, was placed in the centre, and around and facing it, (Numbers 2:1) arranged in four grand divisions, corresponding to the four points of the compass, lay the host of Israel, according to their standards. (Numbers 1:52; 2:2) In the centre, round the tabernacle, and with no standard but the cloudy or fiery pillar which rested over it, were the tents of the priests and Levites. The former, with Moses and Aaron at their head, were encamped on the eastern side. The order of encampment was preserved on the march. (Numbers 2:17)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of pitching tents or forming huts, as by an army or traveling company, for temporary lodging or rest.

2. (n.) The place where an army or a company is encamped; a camp; tents pitched or huts erected for temporary lodgings.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

According to the version of the wanderings of Israel given in Numbers 33, they "encamped by the Red Sea" (Numbers 33:10) after leaving Elim and before entering the Wilderness of Sin.




See WAR.

4638. skenoma -- a tent
... tabernacle. From skenoo; an encampment, ie (figuratively) the Temple (as God's
residence), the body (as a tenement for the soul) -- tabernacle. ...
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3925. parembole -- to put in beside or between, interpose
... From a compound of para and emballo; a throwing in beside (juxtaposition), ie
(specially), battle-array, encampment or barracks (tower Antonia) -- army, camp ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8466. tachanah -- an encamping, encampment
... 8465, 8466. tachanah. 8467 . an encamping, encampment. Transliteration: tachanah
Phonetic Spelling: (takh-an-aw') Short Definition: camp. ...
/hebrew/8466.htm - 6k

4264. machaneh -- an encampment, camp
... 4263b, 4264. machaneh. 4265 . an encampment, camp. Transliteration: machaneh
Phonetic Spelling: (makh-an-eh') Short Definition: camp. ...
/hebrew/4264.htm - 6k

2918. tirah -- encampment, battlement
... 2917, 2918. tirah. 2919 . encampment, battlement. Transliteration: tirah
Phonetic Spelling: (tee-raw') Short Definition: camps. ...
/hebrew/2918.htm - 6k

2333. chavvah -- a tent village
... small town. Properly, the same as Chavvah (life-giving, ie Living-place); by
implication, an encampment or village -- (small) town. see HEBREW Chavvah. ...
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4411. malon -- a lodging place, inn, khan
... inn, place where. From luwn; a lodgment, ie Caravanserai or encampment -- inn, place
where...lodge, lodging (place). see HEBREW luwn. 4410, 4411. malon. 4412 ...
/hebrew/4411.htm - 6k

5892. iyr -- excitement
... par {awr}; or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; from uwr a city (a place guarded by
waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post ...
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The Encamping Angel
... If this psalm were indeed the work of the fugitive in his rocky hold at Adullam,
how appropriate the thought becomes that his little encampment has such a guard ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/the encamping angel.htm

The Hallowing of Work and of Rest
... The picture suggested by this text is a very striking and vivid one. We see the
bustle of the morning's breaking up of the encampment of Israel. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the hallowing of work and.htm

The First Part
... theatre to that august session of God and the Church, described in the fourth chapter,
and exactly conformable to the type of the ancient encampment of Israel ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mede/a key to the apocalypse/the first part .htm

The Second Awakening.
... came together and continued a number of days and nights encamped on the ground,
during which time worship was carried on in some part of the encampment. ...
/.../bacon/a history of american christianity/chapter xiv the second awakening.htm

Ephesians vi. 14
... So have we too our encampment (Revelation 20:9.), and we dwell in the desert even
now; for a desert indeed without virtue, is the earth even now, even more ...
/.../homily xxiii ephesians vi 14.htm

Faithlessness and Defeat
... If they had kept the conditions, these four thousand corpses would not have
been lying stiff and stark outside the rude encampment. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/faithlessness and defeat.htm

The Story of Panthea.
... Things continued in this state for some time. The army advanced from post to post,
and from encampment to encampment, taking the captives in their train. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/abbott/cyrus the great/chapter x the story of.htm

The Promised Land
... his marriage, word came to the tent of Kenkenes that an Amalekite chieftain on his
way to Egypt had paused for the night just without the encampment of Israel. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter xlvii the promised land.htm

The Retreat from Scythia.
... They advanced to the encampment of the Amazons, and hovered about for some time
in their vicinity, without, however, making any warlike demonstrations. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/abbott/darius the great/chapter ix the retreat from.htm

From the Close of the General Conference of 1800, to the End of ...
... sins, and their hearts filled with joy and gladness while thus engaged in their
solitary devotions; and then they would come into the encampment and declare ...
/.../chapter 5 from the close.htm

Encampment (8 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ENCAMPMENT BY THE RED SEA. ... See WANDERINGS OF ISRAEL.
ENCAMPMENT. en-kamp'-ment. See WAR. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Sinai (38 Occurrences)
... whole year. Their journey from the Red Sea to this encampment, including
all the windings of the route, was about 150 miles. The ...
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Hazeroth (5 Occurrences)
... bundles of thorny acacia are inserted, the tangled branches and long needle-like
spikes forming a perfectly impenetrable hedge around the encampment" of tents ...
/h/hazeroth.htm - 9k

Quarter (33 Occurrences)
... shorter. 9. (n.) The encampment on one of the principal passages round a
place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys. 10. ...
/q/quarter.htm - 21k

Kibroth-hattaavah (5 Occurrences)
... It was probably in the Wady Murrah, and has been identified with the Erweis el-Ebeirig,
where the remains of an ancient encampment have been found, about 30 ...
/k/kibroth-hattaavah.htm - 10k

Kibrothhattaavah (5 Occurrences)
... It was probably in the Wady Murrah, and has been identified with the Erweis el-Ebeirig,
where the remains of an ancient encampment have been found, about 30 ...
/k/kibrothhattaavah.htm - 10k

Encamp (108 Occurrences)
... An encampment was the resting-place for a longer or shorter period of an army or
company of travellers (Exodus 13:20; 14:19; Joshua 10:5; 11:5). ...
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Encamping (24 Occurrences)

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Kohathites (18 Occurrences)
... had the charge of the most holy portion of the vessels of the tabernacle, including
the ark (Numbers 4). Their place in the marching and encampment was south ...
/k/kohathites.htm - 15k

Nicopolis (1 Occurrence)
... On the south side was Actium, where the battle was fought. Directly across, only
half mile distant, on the northern promontory, was the encampment of Augustus. ...
/n/nicopolis.htm - 10k

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Encampment (8 Occurrences)

Acts 1:20
"For it is written in the Book of Psalms, "'Let his encampment be desolate: let there be no one to dwell there'; and "'His work let another take up.'

Revelation 20:9
And they went up over the whole breadth of the earth and surrounded the encampment of God's people and the beloved city. But fire came down from Heaven and consumed them;

Joshua 8:13
So they set the people, even all the army who was on the north of the city, and their ambush on the west of the city; and Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
(See RSV)

1 Samuel 17:20
David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the place of the wagons, as the army which was going forth to the fight shouted for the battle.
(See RSV)

1 Samuel 26:5
and David riseth, and cometh in unto the place where Saul hath encamped, and David seeth the place where Saul hath lain, and Abner son of Ner, head of his host, and Saul is lying in the path, and the people are encamping round about him.
(See RSV)

1 Samuel 26:7
So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the place of the wagons, with his spear stuck in the ground at his head; and Abner and the people lay around him.
(See RSV)

Psalms 69:25
Let their habitation be desolate; Let none dwell in their tents.
(See JPS)

Isaiah 29:1
Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city of David's encampment! Add ye year to year; let the feasts come round.



Encampment At Sinai

Encampment By the Red Sea

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