forts

forts

Fortified locations, often towns. A fortress system did not appear in Israel until the monarchy (eleventh–tenth century BC), although individual forts were known in the period of the judges. According to the OT, David garrisoned troops in outlying areas to ensure his political control (2Sam 8:6).

2Sam 8:6

6Then David put garrisons among the Arameans of Damascus; and the Arameans became servants to David and brought tribute. The Lord gave victory to David wherever ... View more

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