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Easton's Bible Dictionary
A rent or opening in a wall (Ezek. 13:5; Comp. Amos 4:3). The false prophets did not stand in the gap (Ezek. 22: 30), i.e., they did nothing to stop the outbreak of wickedness.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An opening in anything made by breaking or parting; as, a gap in a fence; an opening for a passage or entrance; an opening which implies a breach or defect; a vacant space or time; a hiatus; a mountain pass.

2. (v. t.) To notch, as a sword or knife.

3. (v. t.) To make an opening in; to breach.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

The translation of perets, "a breach" (Ezekiel 13:5, "Ye have not gone up into the gaps," the Revised Version, margin "breaches"; Ezekiel 22:30, "I sought for a man among them, that should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land"). Said of prophets who failed to stand up for the right and to strengthen and preserve the people.

5490. chasma -- a chasm, wide space
... a chasm, wide space. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: chasma Phonetic
Spelling: (khas'-mah) Short Definition: a gap, gulf, chasm Definition: a gap ...
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89. adialeiptos -- incessantly
... 89 (an adverb, derived from 1 "not," 1223 , "across" and 3007 , "to leave") --
properly, nothing left between, ie without any (time-gap). ...
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4978. schisma -- a split, fig. division
... division, schism. From schizo; a split or gap ("schism"), literally or figuratively --
division, rent, schism. see GREEK schizo. (schisma) -- 6 Occurrences. ...
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5327. pharagx -- a chasm, ravine
... valley. Properly, strengthened from the base of peran or rather of rhegnumi; a gap
or chasm, ie Ravine (winter-torrent) -- valley. see GREEK rhegnumi. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6556. perets -- a bursting forth, breach
... Word Origin from parats Definition a bursting forth, breach NASB Word Usage breach
(10), breaches (3), breakthrough (2), gap (1), mishap (1), outburst* (2). ...
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6465. Peor -- a mountain in Moab, also a god worshiped there
... Peor. From pa'ar; a gap; Peor, a mountain East of Jordan; also (for Ba'al p'owr)
a deity worshipped there -- Peor. See also Beyth p'owr. see HEBREW pa'ar. ...
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918. badaq -- to mend, repair
... repair. A primitive root; to gap open; used only as a denominative from bedeq; to
mend a breach -- repair. see HEBREW bedeq. 917, 918. badaq. 919 . ...
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919. bedeq -- a fissure, rent, breach
... breach, caulker. From badaq; a gap or leak (in a building or a ship) -- breach, +
calker. see HEBREW badaq. 918, 919. bedeq. 920 . Strong's Numbers.
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The Manich??ans are Reduced to the Choice of a Tortuous, or Curved ...
... Then there might have been such a gap of bottomless depth, that, on the rise of
any mischief in that race, although the chiefs of darkness might have the ...
/.../chapter 26 name manichaeans are.htm

Missed Ends
... And being tired and needing a change, she had to go and rest for awhile; but no
one was sent to guard her gap, and over and over the people fell, like a ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter vi missed ends.htm

How we Don't Get In, and How we Do.
... We were powerless either to purify the stock, or to get over that gap, even if
we admitted the need. There had to be a bridging of that gap. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/how we dont get in.htm

The Surprised Jew.
... This is the gap gospel. It bridges the gap between the prophetic books and
the book of Acts, between the kingdom which has slipped ...
// talks about jesus/the surprised jew.htm

The Old Store an the New
... unbroken continuity. And have they not so come to us all, for all these long
years? Has there ever been a gap left yawning? has there ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the old store an the.htm

Why they Leave Us
... The grief is to us who are left behind. What a gap is left where stood Hugh Stowell
Brown! Who is to fill it? What a gap is left where stood Charles Stanford! ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 32 1886/why they leave us.htm

A Pair of Friends
... Their communion is like those time-worn inscriptions that archaeologists dig up,
with a word clearly cut and then a great gap, and then a letter or two, and ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/a pair of friends.htm

How Does it Come?
... that which should be the normal experience of every Christian, viz., "full" (which
is a "Present" blessing), it is evident that there is a great gap; but God ...
/.../macneil/the spirit-filled life/chapter xiv how does it.htm

Life of Bunyan
... About this wall I thought myself to go again and again, still prying as I went,
to see if I could find some gap or passage to enter therein. ...
// of bunyan/life of bunyan.htm

The Broken Fence
... Do not let wealth break down your wall, for I have known some make a great gap to
let their carriage go through, and to let in wealthy worldlings for the sake ...
// on proverbs/the broken fence.htm

Gap (4 Occurrences)
... A rent or opening in a wall (Ezek. 13:5; Comp. Amos 4:3). The false prophets did
not stand in the gap (Ezek. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GAP. ...
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Gape (2 Occurrences)
... gape. 3. (vi) Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn. 4. (vi) To
pen or part widely; to exhibit a gap, fissure, or hiatus. 5 ...
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Breach (55 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A gap or opening made by breaking or battering, as in a wall or fortification;
the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a ...
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Hazar (12 Occurrences)
... to Israel (Numbers 34:9; compare Ezekiel 47:17; Ezekiel 48:1). To identify it with
the sources of the Orontes seems to leave too great a gap between this and ...
/h/hazar.htm - 13k

Gezer (14 Occurrences)
... previous ones; they show signs of destruction and repairs, and Mr. Macalister is
of the opinion that some of the extensive repairs-in one place a gap of 150 ft ...
/g/gezer.htm - 27k

Vacancy (3 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) An open or unoccupied space between bodies or things; an interruption of
continuity; chasm; gap; as, a vacancy between buildings; a vacancy between ...
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Zaphon (4 Occurrences)
... Buhl (GAP, 259) objects to the identification that Tell 'Amateh corresponds to the
Asophon of Josephus (Ant., XIII, xii, 5). But this objection does not seem ...
/z/zaphon.htm - 8k

Kerioth (4 Occurrences)
... Some (eg Driver on Amos 2:2) think it may be only another name for Ar-Moab.
Buhl (GAP, 270) would identify it with Kir of Moab (Kerak). ...
/k/kerioth.htm - 9k

Nebo (13 Occurrences)
... indicated is on the ridge of Jebel Neba to the Southwest of Hesban, where ruins
of an ancient town bearing the name of en-Neba are found (Buhl, GAP, 266). ...
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Nimrim (2 Occurrences)
... Nimrim may be sought either in Moiyet Numeirah or in the spring higher up, where
lie the ruins of a town in a well-watered and fruitful district (Buhl, GAP, 272 ...
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What does it mean to stand in the gap (Ezekiel 22:30)? |

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Gap: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Gap (4 Occurrences)

Judges 21:15
The people grieved for Benjamin, because that Yahweh had made a breach in the tribes of Israel.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 11:27
This was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father.
(See NIV)

Nehemiah 6:1
Now it happened, when it was reported to Sanballat and Tobiah, and to Geshem the Arabian, and to the rest of our enemies, that I had built the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though even to that time I had not set up the doors in the gates;)
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 22:30
I sought for a man among them, who should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.



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