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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaAMBUSH
am'-boosh ('arabh, "to set an ambush"; ma'arabh, "an ambush"): A military stratagem in which a body of men are placed in concealment to surprise an enemy unawares, or to attack a point when temporarily undefended. This stratagem was employed successfully by Joshua at Ai (Joshua 8). Jeremiah calls upon the Medes to "set up a standard against the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set the watchmen, prepare the ambushes" (Jeremiah 51:12).
Greek1747. enedra -- a lying in wait, an ambush
... a lying in wait, an ambush. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: enedra
Phonetic Spelling: (en-ed'-rah) Short Definition: an ambush, plot, treachery ...
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1749. enedron -- lying in wait.
1748. enedreuo -- to lie in wait for, to plot
Strong's Hebrew3993. maarab -- an ambush
... 3992, 3993. maarab. 3994 . an ambush. Transliteration: maarab Phonetic
Spelling: (mah-ar-awb') Short Definition: ambush. Word Origin ...
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1009. Beth Arebel -- "house of God's ambush," a place in Palestine
693. arab -- to lie in wait
696. oreb -- an ambuscade
4204. mazor -- perhaps a net
3427. yashab -- to sit, remain, dwell
4679. metsad -- fastness, a stronghold
6845. tsaphan -- to hide, treasure up
694. Arab -- a city in Palestine
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Easton's Bible DictionaryJoshua at the capture of Ai lay in ambush, and so deceived the inhabitants that he gained an easy victory (Joshua 8:4-26). Shechem was taken in this manner (Judges 9:30-45. Comp. Jeremiah 51:12).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) The act of lying in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise.
2. (n.) A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise.
3. (n.) The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in wait.
4. (v. t.) To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
ThesaurusAmbush (39 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Joshua at the capture of Ai lay in ambush, and so deceived
the inhabitants that he gained an easy victory (Joshua 8:4-26). ...AMBUSH. ...
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Bible ConcordanceAmbush (39 Occurrences)
Acts 23:16 But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the barracks and told Paul.
Acts 23:21 Therefore don't yield to them, for more than forty men lie in wait for him, who have bound themselves under a curse neither to eat nor to drink until they have killed him. Now they are ready, looking for the promise from you."
Acts 25:3 asking it as a favour, to Paul's prejudice--to have him brought to Jerusalem. They were planning an ambush to kill him on the way.
Romans 7:21 I find therefore the law of my nature to be that when I desire to do what is right, evil is lying in ambush for me.
Joshua 8:2 You shall do to Ai and her king as you did to Jericho and her king, except its spoil and its livestock, you shall take for a plunder for yourselves. Set an ambush for the city behind it."
Joshua 8:4 He commanded them, saying, "Behold, you shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city. Don't go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.
Joshua 8:7 and you shall rise up from the ambush, and take possession of the city; for Yahweh your God will deliver it into your hand.
Joshua 8:9 Joshua sent them out; and they went to set up the ambush, and stayed between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai; but Joshua stayed among the people that night.
Joshua 8:12 He took about five thousand men, and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of the city.
Joshua 8:13 So they set the people, even all the army who was on the north of the city, and their ambush on the west of the city; and Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
Joshua 8:14 It happened, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hurried and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, at the time appointed, before the Arabah; but he didn't know that there was an ambush against him behind the city.
Joshua 8:19 The ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand, and entered into the city, and took it. They hurried and set the city on fire.
Joshua 8:21 When Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city, and that the smoke of the city ascended, then they turned again, and killed the men of Ai.
Judges 9:25 The men of Shechem set an ambush for him on the tops of the mountains, and they robbed all who came along that way by them: and it was told Abimelech.
Judges 9:35 Gaal the son of Ebed went out, and stood in the entrance of the gate of the city: and Abimelech rose up, and the people who were with him, from the ambush.
Judges 9:43 He took the people, and divided them into three companies, and laid wait in the field; and he looked, and behold, the people came forth out of the city; He rose up against them, and struck them.
Judges 16:9 Now she had an ambush waiting in the inner chamber. She said to him, "The Philistines are on you, Samson!" He broke the cords, as a string of tow is broken when it touches the fire. So his strength was not known.
Judges 16:12 So Delilah took new ropes, and bound him therewith, and said to him, "The Philistines are on you, Samson!" The ambush was waiting in the inner chamber. He broke them off his arms like a thread.
Judges 20:29 Israel set ambushes all around Gibeah.
Judges 20:33 All the men of Israel rose up out of their place, and set themselves in array at Baal Tamar: and the ambushers of Israel broke forth out of their place, even out of Maareh Geba.
Judges 20:36 So the children of Benjamin saw that they were struck; for the men of Israel gave place to Benjamin, because they trusted the ambushers whom they had set against Gibeah.
Judges 20:37 The ambushers hurried, and rushed on Gibeah; and the ambushers drew themselves along, and struck all the city with the edge of the sword.
Judges 20:38 Now the appointed sign between the men of Israel and the ambushers was that they should make a great cloud of smoke rise up out of the city.
1 Samuel 15:5 And Saul came to the city of the Amalekites, and set an ambush in the valley.
1 Samuel 22:13 Saul said to him, "Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread, and a sword, and have inquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?"
2 Chronicles 13:13 But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambush was behind them.
2 Chronicles 20:22 When they began to sing and to praise, Yahweh set ambushers against the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were struck.
Psalms 10:8 He lies in wait near the villages. From ambushes, he murders the innocent. His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.
Psalms 10:9 He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lies in wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless, when he draws him in his net.
Psalms 17:12 He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
Psalms 59:3 For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, Yahweh.
Psalms 64:4 to shoot innocent men from ambushes. They shoot at him suddenly and fearlessly.
Proverbs 1:11 If they say, Come with us; let us make designs against the good, waiting secretly for the upright, without cause;
Proverbs 1:18 And they are secretly waiting for their blood and making ready destruction for themselves.
Jeremiah 9:8 Their tongue is a murderous arrow; it speaketh deceit. A man speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth his ambush.
Jeremiah 51:12 Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set the watchmen, prepare the ambushes; for Yahweh has both purposed and done that which he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
Lamentations 4:19 Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the sky: They chased us on the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.
Hosea 6:9 As gangs of robbers wait to ambush a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem, committing shameful crimes.
Obadiah 1:7 All the men of your alliance have brought you on your way, even to the border. The men who were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you. Friends who eat your bread lay a snare under you. There is no understanding in him."
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