|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(Hebrews gader), Numbers 22:24 (R.V.). Fences were constructions of unmortared stones, to protect gardens, vineyards, sheepfolds, etc. From various causes they were apt to bulge out and fall (Psalm 62:3). In Psalm 80:12, R.V. (see Isaiah 5:5), the psalmist says, "Why hast thou broken down her fences?" Serpents delight to lurk in the crevices of such fences (Ecclesiastes 10:8; Comp. Amos 5:19).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.
2. (n.) An enclosure about a field or other space, or about any object; especially, an inclosing structure of wood, iron, or other material, intended to prevent intrusion from without or straying from within.
3. (n.) A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.
4. (n.) Self-defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See Fencing.
5. (n.) A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.
6. (v. t.) To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.
7. (v. t.) To enclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an enclosure.
8. (v. i.) To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.
9. (v. i.) To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the small sword, using the point only.
10. (v. i.) Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
fens (batsar, mibhtsar):
Commonly used in the King James Version in the description of fortified places, as the translation of batsar, "to cut off," "to separate," "to fortify" (and forms) (Deuteronomy 3:5; Deuteronomy 9:1; Deuteronomy 28:52, etc.); mibhtsar, "fenced city," is a fortified place (Numbers 32:17, 36 Joshua 10:20; Joshua 19:35, etc.); matsor, "fenced cities," means "bulwark," "citadel" (2 Chronicles 8:5); metsurah, "fortification" (2 Chronicles 11:23; 2 Chronicles 12:4; 2 Chronicles 14:6; 21:3); for "fenced" the American Standard Revised Version substitutes "fortified" in all these instances; in Daniel 11:15, mibhtsar is "a well-fortified city," margin "the fortified cities," the English Revised Version "well-fenced"; "fence" is also the translation of gadher, "a wall" or "fence" (Job 19:8 the American Standard Revised Version, "walled up" (gadhar); Psalm 62:3); `azaq, "to loosen" (the ground) as with a mattock (Isaiah 5:2, where the King James Version has "fenced" it (the vineyard), the American Standard Revised Version "digged it," the English Revised Version "made a trench about it," it" margin "digged it" sukh, "to interweave" or "interlace" (Job 10:11, the Revised Version (British and American) "clothed"); male', "to be or become full" (2 Samuel 23:7, the Revised Version (British and American) "armed," margin "Hebrew filled").
ERV has "fence" for "wall" (Numbers 22:24 Isaiah 5:5 Hosea 2:6; the American Standard Revised Version retains "wall"), for "hedge" (Ecclesiastes 10:8 Ezekiel 13:5; Ezekiel 22:30; the American Standard Revised Version "wall"); "fenced" for "walled" (Numbers 13:28 Deuteronomy 1:28; the American Standard Revised Version "fortified"); compare for "strong" Joshua 19:29 Nehemiah 9:25 Psalm 108:10 (margin Joshua 19:29, "the city of Mibzar-zor, that is, the fortress of Tyre," the English Revised Version, "fenced"), for "hedged" (Lamentations 3:7, American Revised Version, "walled"); compare for "defenced," the English Revised Version "fenced," the American Standard Revised Version "fortified" (Isaiah 36:1; Isaiah 37:26, etc.); "fences" for "hedges" (Psalm 80:12, the American Standard Revised Version "walls"); in Jeremiah 49:3, the English Revised Version and the American Standard Revised Version have "fences."
See also HEDGE.
W. L. Walker
Fence (12 Occurrences)
Mark 12:1 Then He began to speak to them in figurative language. "There was once a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, fenced it round, dug a pit for the wine-tank, and built a strong lodge. Then he let the place to vine-dressers and went abroad. (Root in WEY DBY)
Numbers 22:24 Then the angel of Jehovah stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. (See JPS)
Ezra 9:9 For we are bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended lovingkindness unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the ruins thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem. (See JPS)
Job 10:11 Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews. (Root in KJV WBS YLT)
Psalms 62:3 How long will you assault a man, would all of you throw him down, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh through a wall, a serpent shall bite him. (See JPS)
Isaiah 5:5 And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; I will break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down: (See JPS)
Isaiah 17:11 In the day of your planting you were watching its growth, and in the morning your seed was flowering: but its fruit is wasted away in the day of grief and bitter sorrow. (See NAS)
Isaiah 22:10 And the houses of Jerusalem ye did number, And ye break down the houses to fence the wall. (YLT)
Ezekiel 13:5 Ye have not gone up into the breaches, nor made up the fence for the house of Israel, to stand in the battle in the day of Jehovah. (DBY YLT)
Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the fence, and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none. (DBY YLT)
Hosea 2:6 Therefore behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns; and I will fence her in with a wall, that she shall not find her paths. (DBY)