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Cities were surrounded by walls, as distinguished from “unwalled villages” (Ezek. 38:11; Leviticus 25:29-34). They were made thick and strong (Numbers 13:28; Deuteronomy 3:5).

Among the Jews, walls were built of stone, some of those in the temple being of great size (1 Kings 6:7; 7:9-12; 20:30; Mark 13:1, 2).

The term “wall” is used metaphorically of security and safety (Isaiah 26:1; 60:18; Rev. 21:12-20).