|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A rampart; an earthen wall for fortification and protection; a bastion or outwork.
2. (n.) That which secures against an enemy, or defends from attack; any means of defense or protection.
3. (n.) The sides of a ship above the upper deck.
4. (v. t.) To fortify with, or as with, a rampart or wall; to secure by fortification; to protect.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
bool'-wark: The word represents several Hebrew terms (chel, Isaiah 26:1; chelah, Psalm 48:13; matsodh, Ecclesiastes 9:14; matsor, Deuteronomy 20:20). In 2 Chronicles 26:15 the word is translated in the Revised Version (British and American) "battlements."
Bulwark (29 Occurrences)
1 Timothy 3:15 but if I wait long, that you may know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the assembly of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. Paul's Letter to Titus (See RSV)
Deuteronomy 20:20 Only the trees of which you know that they are not trees for food, you shall destroy and cut them down; and you shall build bulwarks against the city that makes war with you, until it fall. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Samuel 22:2 and he saith: 'Jehovah 'is' my rock, And my bulwark, and a deliverer to me, (YLT)
2 Samuel 22:33 God -- my bulwark, 'my' strength, And He maketh perfect my way; (YLT)
1 Kings 21:23 And also of Jezebel hath Jehovah spoken, saying, The dogs do eat Jezebel in the bulwark of Jezreel; (YLT)
2 Kings 19:24 I have digged, and drunk strange waters, And I dry up with the sole of my steps All floods of a bulwark. (YLT)
2 Chronicles 11:5 And Rehoboam dwelleth in Jerusalem, and buildeth cities for a bulwark in Judah, (YLT)
2 Chronicles 32:10 Thus said Sennacherib king of Asshur, On what are ye trusting and abiding in the bulwark, in Jerusalem? (YLT)
Job 20:18 He is giving back 'what' he laboured for, And doth not consume 'it'; As a bulwark 'is' his exchange, and he exults not. (YLT)
Psalms 8:2 From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength, because of your adversaries, that you might silence the enemy and the avenger. (See RSV)
Psalms 18:2 Jehovah 'is' my rock, and my bulwark, And my deliverer, My God 'is' my rock, I trust in Him: My shield, and a horn of my salvation, My high tower. (YLT)
Psalms 31:3 For my rock and my bulwark 'art' Thou, For Thy name's sake lead me and tend me. (YLT)
Psalms 48:13 Mark well her bulwarks. Consider her palaces, that you may tell it to the next generation. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 71:3 Be to me for a rock -- a habitation, To go in continually, Thou hast given command to save me, For my rock and my bulwark 'art' Thou. (YLT)
Psalms 91:2 He is saying of Jehovah, 'My refuge, and my bulwark, my God, I trust in Him,' (YLT)
Psalms 91:4 He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is your shield and rampart. (See NAS)
Psalms 122:7 Peace be within thy bulwarks, prosperity within thy palaces. (Root in DBY YLT)
Psalms 144:2 My kind one, and my bulwark, My tower, and my deliverer, My shield, and in whom I have trusted, Who is subduing my people under me! (YLT)
Isaiah 19:6 And they have turned away the flowings, Weak and dried up have been brooks of the bulwark, Reed and flag have withered. (YLT)
Isaiah 26:1 In that day, this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city. God appoints salvation for walls and bulwarks. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Isaiah 29:7 And the multitude of all the nations that war against Ariel, even all that war against her, and the bulwarks about her, and they that distress her, shall be as a dream, a vision of the night. (Root in JPS YLT)
Isaiah 37:25 I -- I have dug and drunk waters, And I dry up with the sole of my steps All floods of a bulwark. (YLT)
Jeremiah 10:17 Gather from the land thy merchandise, O dweller in the bulwark, (YLT)
Lamentations 2:8 Devised hath Jehovah to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion, He hath stretched out a line, He hath not turned His hand from destroying, And He causeth bulwark and wall to mourn, Together -- they have been weak. (YLT)
Daniel 11:7 And 'one' hath stood up from a branch of her roots, 'in' his station, and he cometh in unto the bulwark, yea, he cometh into a stronghold of the king of the south, and hath wrought against them, and hath done mightily; (YLT)
Nahum 2:1 Come up hath a scatterer to thy face, Keep the bulwark, watch the way, Strengthen the loins, strengthen power mightily. (YLT)
Nahum 3:8 Art thou better than No-Ammon, That is dwelling among brooks? Waters she hath round about her, Whose bulwark 'is' the sea, waters her wall. (YLT)
Habakkuk 2:1 On my charge I stand, and I station myself on a bulwark, and I watch to see what He doth speak against me, and what I do reply to my reproof. (YLT)
Zechariah 9:3 And Tyre doth build a bulwark to herself, And doth heap silver as dust, And gold as mire of out-places. (YLT)