2426. chel
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chel: rampart, fortress
Original Word: חֵיל
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: chel
Phonetic Spelling: (khale)
Short Definition: rampart

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from chul
rampart, fortress
NASB Translation
district (1), host (1), rampart (3), ramparts (2), walls (1).

חֵל, חֵיל noun masculineObadiah 20 rampart, fortress (perhaps originally surrounding wall, compare SabDenkm91n. 2) — absolute חֵיל Nahum 3:8, חֵל Lamentations 2:8 3t.;(+ Psalm 10:10 Qr see חלכה); construct חֵל 1 Kings 21:23; suffix חֵילֵךְ Psalm 122:7, חֵילָהּ Zechariah 9:4; חֵילָה = חֵילָהּ Psalm 48:14, Ol§ 40 approximately 75g. 96 e Sta§ 347 c; —

1 rampart (defined by Jews as בֶּן חוֺמָה, i.e. a little wall, compare Ki under the word), of an outer fortification 2 Samuel 20:15 (others, by metonymy, of space between outer and inner fortification, including moat, see Dr Kit); Isaiah 26:1; Lamentations 2:8 (both "" חוֺמוֺת); in General of defences, or sea-power of Tyre וְהִכָּה בַיָּם חֵילָהּ Zechariah 9:4 (see StaZAW i.1881, 15), of No-Amon (Thebes) אֲשֶׁר חֵיל יָם מִיָּם חוֺמָתָהּ Nahum 3:8; of Zion Psalm 122:7, also Psalm 48:14 (חילה = חֵילָהּ, compare above; both "" ארמנותיך). — For חֵל 1 Kings 21:23 read probably חֵלֶק, q. v.

2 fortress גָּלֻת הַחֵל הַזֶּה Obadiah 20 the exiles of this fortress (Hi-St; Or, AV RV this army, חֵל = חַיִל).

army, bulwark, host, poor, rampart, trench, wall

Or (shortened) chel {khale}; a collateral form of chayil; an army; also (by analogy,) an intrenchment -- army, bulwark, host, + poor, rampart, trench, wall.

see HEBREW chayil

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