Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.

Pillar

Used to support a building (Judg. 16:26, 29); as a trophy or memorial (Gen. 28:18, 35:20; Ex. 24:4; 1 Sam. 15:12, A.V., "place," more correctly "monument," or "trophy of victory," as in 2 Sam. 18:18); of fire, by which the Divine Presence was manifested (Ex. 13:2). The "plain of the pillar" in Judg. 9:6 ought to be, as in the Revised Version, the "oak of the pillar", i.e., of the monument or stone set up by Joshua (Josh. 24:26).


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