Garrison: 1. Heb. matstsab, a station; a place where one stands
(1 Samuel 14:12) a
military or fortified post
(1 Samuel 13:23; 14:1,4,6) etc.
2. Heb. netsib, a prefect, superintendent; hence a military post
(1 Samuel 10:5; 13:3,4; 2 Samuel 8:6) This word has also been explained to
denote a pillar set up to mark the Philistine conquest, or an
officer appointed to collect taxes; but the idea of a military
post seems to be the correct one.
3. Heb. matstsebah, properly a monumental column; improperly
rendered pl. "garrisons" in
(Ezekiel 26:11) correctly in Revised
Version "pillars," marg. "obelisks," probably an idolatrous