|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross; -- called also globe.
2. (n.) An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also, a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
3. (v. t.) To fortify or enclose with a mound.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
See SIEGE, 4, (c).
Mound (17 Occurrences)
Luke 19:43 for days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall make a palisaded mound about thee, and shall close thee around, and keep thee in on every side, (DBY)
Exodus 15:8 And by the breath of thy nostrils the waters were heaped up; The streams stood as a mound; The depths were congealed in the heart of the sea. (DBY)
2 Samuel 20:15 They came and besieged him in Abel of Beth Maacah, and they cast up a mound against the city, and it stood against the rampart; and all the people who were with Joab battered the wall, to throw it down. (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
2 Kings 19:32 "Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the king of Assyria,'He shall not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither shall he come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it. (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
Song of Songs 7:2 Your stomach is a store of grain with lilies round it, and in the middle a round cup full of wine. (See NIV)
Isaiah 29:3 And I will encamp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with posted troops, and I will raise siege works against thee. (See JPS)
Isaiah 32:14 For the palace shall be forsaken; the populous city shall be deserted; the hill and the watch-tower shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks; (See JPS)
Isaiah 37:33 Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the king of Assyria,'He will not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither will he come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it. (WEB JPS ASV WBS RSV)
Jeremiah 6:6 For thus has Yahweh of Armies said, Cut down trees, and cast up a mound against Jerusalem: this is the city to be visited; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her. (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)
Jeremiah 26:18 Micah the Morashtite hath been prophesying in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and he saith unto all the people of Judah, saying: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Zion is a plowed field, and Jerusalem is heaps, And the mountain of the house is for high places of a forest. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 30:18 Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will turn again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have compassion on his dwelling-places; and the city shall be builded upon its own hill, and the palace shall be inhabited after its own manner. (See JPS RSV)
Jeremiah 49:2 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard against Rabbah of the children of Ammon; and it shall become a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel possess them that did possess him, saith Jehovah. (See JPS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 4:2 and lay siege against it, and build forts against it, and cast up a mound against it; set camps also against it, and plant battering rams against it all around. (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)
Ezekiel 16:24 that you have built for yourselves a vaulted place, and have made yourselves a lofty place in every street. (See NIV)
Ezekiel 26:8 He shall kill your daughters in the field with the sword; and he shall make forts against you, and cast up a mound against you, and raise up the buckler against you. (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)
Daniel 11:15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mound, and take a well-fortified city: and the forces of the south shall not stand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to stand. (WEB JPS ASV DBY)
Micah 3:12 Therefore, for your sake, Zion is ploughed a field, and Jerusalem is heaps, And the mount of the house 'is' for high places of a forest! (See NIV)