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fence

(Hebrew: gader), Numbers 22:24 (Revised Version)

Fences were constructions of unmortared stones, to protect gardens, vineyards, sheepfolds, etc. From various causes they were apt to bulge out and fall (Psalms 62:3). In Psalms 80:12, Revised Version (see Isaiah 5:5), the psalmist says, “Why hast thou broken down her fences?” Serpents delight to lurk in the crevices of such fences (Eccl. 10:8; compare Amos 5:19).

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