And David was then in a stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
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George Leo Haydock
Garrison. Literally, "station "(Haydock) or advanced guard.
In. The b is omitted in Hebrew, as on many other occasions; (4 Kings xiv. 14.; Kennicott) owing perhaps to the following words beginning with the same letter. (Haydock)