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Smith's Bible DictionaryTower
Watch-towers or fortified posts in frontier or exposed situations are mentioned in Scripture, as the tower of Edar, etc., (Genesis 35:21; Isaiah 21:5,8,11; Micah 4:8) etc.; the tower of Lebanon. (2 Samuel 8:6) Besides these military structures, we read in Scripture of towers built in vineyards as an almost necessary appendage to them. (1 Samuel 5:2; Matthew 22:33; Mark 12:1) Such towers are still in use in Palestine in vineyards, especially near Hebron, and are used as lodges for the keepers of the vineyards.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBABEL, TOWER OF
This expression does not occur in the Old Testament, but is used popularly for the tower mighdol built by the inhabitants of the world who, traveling in the East, built a city on the Plain of Shinar, with a tower "whose top may reach unto heaven"-an expression which is regarded as meaning "a very high tower."
FURNACES, TOWER OF THE
HAMMEAH, THE TOWER OF
ha-me'-a, ham'-e-a (ha-me'ah (Nehemiah 3:1); the King James Version Meah): The origin of the name is obscure; in the margin the meaning is given "Tower of the hundred"; it has been suggested that it may have been 100 cubits high or had 100 steps. It was the most important point on the walls of Jerusalem in going West from the Sheep Gate, and is mentioned along with the T. of HANANEL (which see) (Nehemiah 3:1), and was therefore near the Northeast corner, and probably stood where the Baris and Antonia afterward were, near the Northwest corner of the charam where are today the Turkish barracks.
HANANEL, THE TOWER OF
ban'-an-el (chanan'el, "El (God) is gracious"; the King James Version Hananeel, ha-nan'e-el): A tower in the walls of Jerusalem adjoining (Nehemiah 3:1; Nehemiah 12:39) the tower of HAMMEAH (which see). The company of Levites coming from the West passed "by the fish gate, and the tower of Hananel, and the tower of Hammeah, even unto the sheep gate" (Nehemiah 12:39). In Jeremiah 31:38 it is foretold "that the city shall be built to Yahweh from the tower of Hananel unto the gate of the corner"-apparently the whole stretch of North wall. In Zechariah 14:10 it says Jerusalem "shall dwell in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananel unto the king's winepresses." These last were probably near Siloam, and the distance "from the tower of Hananel unto the king's winepresses" describes the greatest length of the city from North to South. All the indications point to a tower, close to the tower of Hammeah, near the Northeast corner, a point of the city always requiring special fortification and later the sites successively of the Baris and of the Antonia.
IVORY, TOWER OF
(mighdal hashen): In Songs 7:4 the neck of the Shulammite is compared in whiteness and stateliness to a (or the) tower of ivory. The definite article may suggest that the comparison is with some actual tower in or near Jerusalem; but more probably the language is simply a figure.
TOWER OF BABEL
TOWER OF DAVID
TOWER OF IVORY
(mighdal hashen): Occurs only in Songs 7:4. Cheyne would, not unreasonably, emend the text and read the "tower of Shenir" as a parallel to the "tower of Lebanon" in the same verse. If the reading "tower of ivory" is correct, the reference must be to some piece of furniture in the adornment of which ivory was much used, and when we compare the word mighdal here with its use for a "pulpit" in Nehemiah 8:4, we can think only of a reminiscence of something of the nature of the throne of ivory made by Solomon (1 Kings 10:18).
TOWER OF LEBANON
(mighdal ha-lebhanon): (Songs 7:4)): The designation "which looketh toward Damascus" compels us to identify it with some portion of, or something in, the eastern range of "Lebanon, toward the sun-rising" (Joshua 13:5). It would then of necessity correspond to the chief summit of Hermon, on which there has been from ancient times also a tower-like temple, and from which the view is almost of boundless extent, Damascus with its gardens and groves being surprisingly near and appearing like a beautiful island in a wide extended sea.
TOWER OF SHECHEM
(mighdal shekhem): Mentioned only in Judges 9:46-49. It seems along with the Beth-millo and the Beth-el-berith to have comprised the three strongest parts of the fortification when Abimelech besieged the town. It was, however, abandoned by its defenders, who took refuge in the Beth-millo, in which they were slain.
Easton's Bible DictionaryTower of the furnaces
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A mass of building standing alone and insulated, usually higher than its diameter, but when of great size not always of that proportion.
2. (n.) A projection from a line of wall, as a fortification, for purposes of defense, as a flanker, either or the same height as the curtain wall or higher.
3. (n.) A structure appended to a larger edifice for a special purpose, as for a belfry, and then usually high in proportion to its width and to the height of the rest of the edifice; as, a church tower.
4. (n.) A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense.
5. (n.) A headdress of a high or tower like form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress.
6. (n.) High flight; elevation.
7. (v. i.) To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar.
Greek4444. purgos -- a tower
... a tower. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: purgos Phonetic Spelling:
(poor'-gos) Short Definition: a tower, fortified structure Definition: a ...
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4011. Perge -- Perga, a city of Pamphylia
304. anabathmos -- a going up, an ascent
3093. Magadan -- Magadan, an unidentified place near the Sea of ...
4241. prepo -- to be fitting, proper, suitable
2701. katatrecho -- to run down
3925. parembole -- to put in beside or between, interpose
Strong's Hebrew4029. Migdal-eder -- "flock tower," a tower near Bethlehem
... Migdal-eder. 4030 >>. "flock tower," a tower near Bethlehem. Transliteration:
Migdal-eder Phonetic Spelling: (mig-dal'-ay'-der) Short Definition: Eder. ...
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4026. migdal -- a tower
971. bachin -- tower
969. bachown' -- a tower
4023a. migdol -- a tower
3968. Meah -- a tower on the N. wall of Jer.
2606. Chananel -- "God is gracious," a tower in Jer.
4028. Migdal-gad -- "tower of Gad," a city in Judah
4027. Migdal-el -- "tower of God," a stronghold in Naphtali
969a. bachun -- a tower
The Tower of Babel.
Thy Neck is as a Tower of ivory; Thine Eyes Like the Fish-Pools in ...
Concerning the Tower of Babylon, and the Confusion of Tongues.
My High Tower
Habakkuk-On his Watch-Tower
Thy Neck is Like the Tower of David, Builded with Bulwarks; a ...
The Building of Another Tower than Babel.
Caesarea. Strato's Tower.
Tower of Babel.
Wesley visits Lord George in the Tower
ThesaurusTower (74 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Tower of the furnaces. (Nehemiah 3:11; 12:38), a tower
at the north-western angle of the second wall of Jerusalem. ...
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Tower-house (6 Occurrences)
Watch-tower (6 Occurrences)
Hananel (4 Occurrences)
Eder (6 Occurrences)
Watchtower (9 Occurrences)
Ophel (6 Occurrences)
Ivory (13 Occurrences)
Threshing (57 Occurrences)
Edar (1 Occurrence)
Bible ConcordanceTower (74 Occurrences)
Matthew 21:33 "Hear another parable. There was a man who was a master of a household, who planted a vineyard, set a hedge about it, dug a winepress in it, built a tower, leased it out to farmers, and went into another country. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 12:1 He began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a pit for the winepress, built a tower, rented it out to a farmer, and went into another country. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 13:4 Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them; do you think that they were worse offenders than all the men who dwell in Jerusalem? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 14:28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 11:4 They said, "Come, let's build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top reaches to the sky, and let's make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered abroad on the surface of the whole earth." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 11:5 Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 35:21 Israel traveled, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder. (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 8:9 He spoke also to the men of Penuel, saying, "When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 8:17 He broke down the tower of Penuel, and killed the men of the city. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 9:46 When all the men of the tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered into the stronghold of the house of Elberith. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 9:47 It was told Abimelech that all the men of the tower of Shechem were gathered together. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 9:49 All the people likewise each cut down his bough, and followed Abimelech, and put them at the base of the stronghold, and set the stronghold on fire on them; so that all the people of the tower of Shechem died also, about a thousand men and women. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 9:51 But there was a strong tower within the city, and there fled all the men and women, and all they of the city, and shut themselves in, and got them up to the roof of the tower. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 9:52 Abimelech came to the tower, and fought against it, and drew near to the door of the tower to burn it with fire. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 5:9 So David took the strong tower for his living-place, naming it the town of David. And David took in hand the building of the town all round, starting from the Millo. (BBE)
2 Samuel 22:3 God, my rock, in him I will take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge. My savior, you save me from violence. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
2 Samuel 22:51 He is the tower of salvation for his king: and sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore. (KJV JPS WBS NAS)
2 Kings 5:24 And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed. (KJV WBS)
2 Kings 9:17 Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, "I see a company." Joram said, "Take a horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say,'Is it peace?'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 17:9 The children of Israel did secretly things that were not right against Yahweh their God: and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 18:8 He struck the Philistines to Gaza and its borders, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 11:7 And David took the strong tower for his living-place, so it was named the town of David. (BBE)
2 Chronicles 20:24 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped. (KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT RSV)
2 Chronicles 33:14 And after this he hath built an outer wall to the city of David, on the west of Gihon, in the valley, and at the entering in at the fish-gate, and it hath gone round to the tower, and he maketh it exceeding high, and he putteth heads of the force in all the cities of the bulwarks in Judah. (YLT)
Nehemiah 2:8 And a letter to Asaph, the keeper of the king's park, so that he may give me wood to make boards for the doors of the tower of the house, and for the wall of the town, and for the house which is to be mine. And the king gave me this, for the hand of my God was on me. (BBE)
Nehemiah 3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up its doors; even to the tower of Hammeah they sanctified it, to the tower of Hananel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 3:11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hasshub the son of Pahathmoab, repaired another portion, and the tower of the furnaces. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 3:25 Palal the son of Uzai repaired over against the turning of the wall, and the tower that stands out from the upper house of the king, which is by the court of the guard. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh repaired (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 3:26 (Now the Nethinim lived in Ophel, to the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that stands out.) (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 3:27 After him the Tekoites repaired another portion, over against the great tower that stands out, and to the wall of Ophel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 7:2 I made my brother Hanani, and Hananiah, the ruler of the tower, responsible for the government of Jerusalem: for he was a man of good faith, fearing God more than most. (BBE)
Nehemiah 8:4 And Ezra the scribe took his place on a tower of wood which they had made for the purpose; and by his side were placed Mattithiah and Shema and Anaiah and Uriah and Hilkiah and Maaseiah on the right; and on the left, Pedaiah and Mishael and Malchijah and Hashum and Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam. (BBE YLT)
Nehemiah 12:38 The other company of those who gave thanks went to meet them, and I after them, with the half of the people, on the wall, above the tower of the furnaces, even to the broad wall, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 12:39 and above the gate of Ephraim, and by the old gate, and by the fish gate, and the tower of Hananel, and the tower of Hammeah, even to the sheep gate: and they stood still in the gate of the guard. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 9:9 Yahweh will also be a high tower for the oppressed; a high tower in times of trouble. (WEB JPS ASV BBE YLT)
Psalms 18:2 Yahweh is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 31:3 For you are my Rock and my strong tower; go in front of me and be my guide, because of your name. (BBE)
Psalms 46:7 Jehovah of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah (See JPS BBE YLT)
Psalms 46:11 Jehovah of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah (See JPS BBE YLT)
Psalms 48:3 In its buildings God is seen to be a high tower. (BBE YLT)
Psalms 59:9 Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, for God is my high tower. (WEB JPS ASV BBE YLT)
Psalms 59:16 But I will sing of your strength. Yes, I will sing aloud of your loving kindness in the morning. For you have been my high tower, a refuge in the day of my distress. (WEB JPS ASV BBE YLT)
Psalms 59:17 To you, my strength, I will sing praises. For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy. (WEB JPS ASV BBE YLT)
Psalms 61:3 For you have been a refuge for me, a strong tower from the enemy. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my high tower; I shall not be greatly moved. (See JPS ASV BBE YLT)
Psalms 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my high tower; I shall not be moved. (See JPS ASV BBE YLT)
Psalms 69:25 Their tower is desolated, In their tents there is no dweller. (YLT)
Psalms 71:7 I am a wonder to all; but you are my strong tower. (BBE)
Psalms 91:2 Who says of the Lord, He is my safe place and my tower of strength: he is my God, in whom is my hope. (BBE)
Psalms 94:22 But Yahweh has been my high tower, my God, the rock of my refuge. (WEB JPS ASV DBY)
Psalms 144:2 my loving kindness, my fortress, my high tower, my deliverer, my shield, and he in whom I take refuge; who subdues my people under me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Proverbs 10:29 The way of the Lord is a strong tower for the upright man, but destruction to the workers of evil. (BBE)
Proverbs 12:12 The resting-place of the sinner will come to destruction, but the root of upright men is for ever. (See RSV)
Proverbs 18:10 The name of Yahweh is a strong tower: the righteous run to him, and are safe. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 18:19 A brother wounded is like a strong town, and violent acts are like a locked tower. (BBE)
Song of Songs 4:4 Your neck is like David's tower built for an armory, whereon a thousand shields hang, all the shields of the mighty men. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Song of Songs 7:4 Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are like the pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bathrabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon which looks toward Damascus. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 2:15 For every lofty tower, for every fortified wall, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 5:2 He dug it up, gathered out its stones, planted it with the choicest vine, built a tower in its midst, and also cut out a winepress therein. He looked for it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 17:3 The strong tower has gone from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus: the rest of Aram will come to destruction, and be made like the glory of the children of Israel, says the Lord of armies. (BBE)
Isaiah 25:2 For you have made a town a waste place: a strong town a mass of broken walls; the tower of the men of pride has come to an end; it will never be put up again. (BBE)
Isaiah 25:12 And the strong tower of your walls has been broken by him, made low, and crushed even to the dust. (BBE)
Isaiah 32:14 For the palace will be forsaken. The populous city will be deserted. The hill and the watchtower will be for dens forever, a delight for wild donkeys, a pasture of flocks; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 33:16 He high places doth inhabit, Strongholds of rock 'are' his high tower, His bread hath been given, his waters stedfast. (YLT)
Jeremiah 6:27 I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way. (KJV JPS WBS YLT)
Jeremiah 16:19 O Lord, my strength and my strong tower, my safe place in the day of trouble, the nations will come to you from the ends of the earth, and say, The heritage of our fathers is nothing but deceit, even false things in which there is no profit. (BBE)
Jeremiah 31:38 Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that the city shall be built to Yahweh from the tower of Hananel to the gate of the corner. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 48:1 Concerning Moab: 'Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: Wo unto Nebo, for it is spoiled, Put to shame, captured hath been Kiriathaim, Put to shame hath been the high tower, Yea, it hath been broken down. (YLT)
Lamentations 2:8 It is the Lord's purpose to make waste the wall of the daughter of Zion; his line has been stretched out, he has not kept back his hand from destruction: he has sent sorrow on tower and wall, they have become feeble together. (BBE)
Ezekiel 29:10 therefore, behold, I am against you, and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from the tower of Seveneh even to the border of Ethiopia. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
Ezekiel 30:6 Thus says Yahweh: They also who uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Seveneh shall they fall in it by the sword, says the Lord Yahweh. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
Micah 4:8 You, tower of the flock, the hill of the daughter of Zion, to you it will come, yes, the former dominion will come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. (KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV)
Zechariah 14:10 All the land will be made like the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she will be lifted up, and will dwell in her place, from Benjamin's gate to the place of the first gate, to the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)