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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encamp  \En*camp"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Encamped}  (?;  215);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Encamping}.] 
  To  form  and  occupy  a  camp;  to  prepare  and  settle  in  temporary 
  habitations,  as  tents  or  huts;  to  halt  on  a  march,  pitch 
  tents,  or  form  huts,  and  remain  for  the  night  or  for  a  longer 
  time,  as  an  army  or  a  company  traveling. 
 
  The  host  of  the  Philistines  encamped  in  the  valley  of 
  Rephaim.  --1  Chron.  xi 
  15. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encamp  \En*camp"\,  v.  t. 
  To  form  into  a  camp;  to  place  in  a  temporary  habitation,  or 
  quarters. 
 
  Bid  him  encamp  his  soldiers.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  encamp 
  v  :  live  in  a  tent  [syn:  {camp},  {camp  out},  {bivouac}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Encamp 
  An  encampment  was  the  resting-place  for  a  longer  or  shorter 
  period  of  an  army  or  company  of  travellers  (Ex.  13:20;  14:19; 
  Josh.  10:5;  11:5). 
 
  The  manner  in  which  the  Israelites  encamped  during  their  march 
  through  the  wilderness  is  described  in  Num.  2  and  3.  The  order 
  of  the  encampment  (see  {CAMP})  was  preserved  in  the 
  march  (Num.  2:17),  the  signal  for  which  was  the  blast  of  two 
  silver  trumpets.  Detailed  regulations  affecting  the  camp  for 
  sanitary  purposes  are  given  (Lev.  4:11,  12;  6:11;  8:17;  10:4,  5; 
  13:46;  14:3;  Num.  12:14,  15;  31:19;  Deut.  23:10,  12). 
 
  Criminals  were  executed  without  the  camp  (Lev.  4:12;  comp. 
  John  19:17,  20),  and  there  also  the  young  bullock  for  a 
  sin-offering  was  burnt  (Lev.  24:14;  comp.  Heb.  13:12). 
 
  In  the  subsequent  history  of  Israel  frequent  mention  is  made 
  of  their  encampments  in  the  time  of  war  (Judg.  7:18;  1  Sam. 
  13:2,  3,  16,  23;  17:3;  29:1;  30:9,  24).  The  temple  was  sometimes 
  called  "the  camp  of  the  Lord"  (2  Chr.  31:2,  R.V.;  comp.  Ps 
  78:28).  The  multitudes  who  flocked  to  David  are  styled  "a  great 
  host  (i.e.,  "camp;"  Heb.  mahaneh),  like  the  host  of  God"  (1  Chr. 
  12:22). 
 




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