'Citadels' in the Bible
by placing troops in all of the fortified citadels through Judah and by establishing garrisons throughout the land of Judah and in the cities that his father Asa had captured.
And they burned the house of God. And they shattered the walls of Jerusalem and burned its citadels with fire and destroyed all the vessels of its treasuries.
God is known as a stronghold in its citadels.
note its ramparts; tour its citadels so that you can tell a future generation:
Hyenas will howl in its strongholds, and jackals will make their dens in its citadels. Its time is close at hand, and its days will not be extended any further.
Wherefore my heart sounds like a harp [in mournful compassion] for Moab, and my inner being [goes out] for Kir-hareseth [for those brick-walled citadels of his].
If you do not listen to Me to consecrate the Sabbath day by not carrying a load while entering the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, I will set fire to its gates, and it will consume the citadels of Jerusalem and not be extinguished."
I will set fire to the wall of Damascus; it will devour Ben-hadad's citadels.
Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces; Judah has also multiplied fortified cities. I will send fire on their cities, and it will consume their citadels.
Therefore, I will send fire against Hazael's palace, and it will consume Ben-hadad's citadels.
Therefore, I will send fire against the walls of Gaza, and it will consume its citadels.
Therefore, I will send fire against the walls of Tyre, and it will consume its citadels.
Therefore, I will send fire against Teman, and it will consume the citadels of Bozrah.
Therefore, I will set fire to the walls of Rabbah, and it will consume its citadels. There will be shouting on the day of battle and a violent wind on the day of the storm.
Therefore, I will send fire against Moab, and it will consume the citadels of Kerioth. Moab will die with a tumult, with shouting and the sound of the ram's horn.
Therefore, I will send fire against Judah, and it will consume the citadels of Jerusalem.
Proclaim on the citadels in Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt: Assemble on the mountains of Samaria and see the great turmoil in the city and the acts of oppression within it.
The people are incapable of doing right- the Lord's declaration- those who store up violence and destruction in their citadels.
Therefore, the Lord God says: An enemy will surround the land; he will destroy your strongholds and plunder your citadels.
The Lord God has sworn by Himself-the declaration of Yahweh, the God of Hosts: I loathe Jacob's pride and hate his citadels, so I will hand over the city and everything in it.