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[reer-werd] /ˈrɪər wərd/
rearward (defs 2, 3). Unabridged
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rereward in the Bible

(Josh. 6:9), the troops in the rear of an army on the march, the rear-guard. This word is a corruption of the French arriere-garde. During the wilderness march the tribe of Dan formed the rear-guard (Num. 10:25; comp. 1 Sam. 29:2; Isa. 52:12; 58:8).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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