Millo
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Millo

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Millo

(a rampart, mound) a place in ancient Jerusalem. Both name and place seem to have been already in existence when the city was taken from the Jebusites by David. (2 Samuel 5:9; 1 Chronicles 11:8) Its repair or restoration was one of the great works for which Solomon raised his "levy," (1 Kings 9:15,24; 11:27) and it formed a prominent part of the fortifications by which Hezekiah prepared for the approach of the Assyrians. (2 Chronicles 32:5) The last passage seems to show that "the Milo" was part of the "city of David," that is, of Zion. Comp. (2 Kings 12:20)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Millo

1. Probably a bastion of the citadel of Zion, at Jerusalem, mentioned in the history of David and Solomon, 2 Samuel 5:9 2 Kings 12:20 1 Chronicles 11:8 2 Chronicles 32:5.

2. The name of a family or of a fortress at Shechem; in the latter case, the "house of Millo" would mean the garrison of that fortress, Jud 9:6.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews always with the article, "the" Millo).

(1.) Probably the Canaanite name of some fortification, consisting of walls filled in with earth and stones, which protected Jerusalem on the north as its outermost defence. It is always rendered Akra i.e., "the citadel", in the LXX. It was already existing when David conquered Jerusalem (2 Samuel 5:9). He extended it to the right and left, thus completing the defence of the city. It was rebuilt by Solomon (1 Kings 9:15, 24; 11:27) and repaired by Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 32:5).

(2.) In Judges 9:6, 20 it is the name of a rampart in Shechem, probably the "tower of Shechem" (9:46, 49).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MILLO

mil'-o. (millo generally interpreted to mean a "filling," e.g. a solid tower or an earth embankment; in Judges 9:6, 20 2 Kings 12:20, we get beth millo', translated in English Versions of the Bible "House of Millo," which Winckler thinks may have been the original Jebusite temple-shrine of Jerusalem (see BETH-MILLO); Septuagint reads Bethmaalon, also Maalon and oikos Maallon):

1. Old Testament References

It is generally supposed that "The Millo" was some kind of fortress or other defense, but many speculations have been made regarding its position. In 2 Samuel 5:9, we read that David built round about from the Millo and inward, or (in the Septuagint, Septuagint) "he fortified it, the city, round about from the Millo and his house" (compare 1 Chronicles 11:8). In connection with Solomon's strengthening of the fortifications, there are several references to Millo. In 1 Kings 9:15, Solomon raised a levy "to build the house of Yahweh, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem," etc.; in 9:24, "Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David unto her house which Solomon had built for her: then did he build Millo"; in 1 Kings 11:27, Solomon "built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father." At a later time Hezekiah "took courage, and built up all the wall that was broken down, and raised it up to the towers, and the other wall without, and strengthened Millo in the city of David" (2 Chronicles 32:5 2 Kings 12:20); Joash was slain by his servants "at the house of Millo, on the way that goeth down to Silla," but possibly this may have been in Shechem (compare Judges 9:6).

2. Identical with the Akra Site:

The mention of the site in the days of David and the reference to it in connection with the city of David (1 Kings 11:27) point to some part of the southeastern hill South of the temple. It is suggestive that Millo is in Septuagint always translated by "Akra." It seems to the present writer very probable that it was a fortress crowning the hill on which at a later time stood the Syrian Akra, which hill, if we are to believe Josephus (BJ, V, iv, 1, etc.), was cut down because its commanding situation dominated the temple. This hill cannot have been the site of Zion afterward known as "David's Burg" (City of David), because the tombs of the Judean kings were within its walls, and that alone would have made the complete leveling of the site impossible, but whereas the Jebusite fortress was probably not far from Gihon, this fortified summit may have been, as Watson suggests for the Akra, as far north as where the present Al Aqsa mosque is situated. In David's time it may have been an isolated and detached fort guarding the north approach, but if it was originally a Jebusite high place (Winckler) partly of sun-dried brick like similar constructions in Babylonia, the account of its being leveled would be much more credible. The importance of this site in the days of Solomon is fully explicable if this was the citadel guarding the newly built temple and royal palaces.

Dr. G.A. Smith is inclined to think that Millo may have been a fortress "off the south end of Ophel, to retain and protect the old pool," and Vincent suggests that the site of Millo is that now occupied by the great causeway connecting the Western and Eastern hills along which runs the Tariq bab es silsileh.

E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
4407. Millo -- a place near Shechem, also a citadel in Jer.
Millo or Millo. 4406, 4407. Millo or Millo. 4408 . a place near Shechem,
also a citadel in Jer. Transliteration: Millo or Millo ...
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1037. Beth Millo -- "house of earthwork," a place near Shechem ...
Beth Millo. 1036, 1037. Beth Millo. 1038 . "house of earthwork," a
place near Shechem, also a citadel in Jer. Transliteration ...
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Library

Some Buildings in Acra. Bezeiha. Millo.
... Bezeiha. Millo. ... Interpreters differ about Millo. There is one, who supposes it to
be a large place, appointed for public meetings and assemblies. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 24 some buildings in.htm

The Crowning of Abimelech
... And all the men of Shechem assembled themselves together, and all the house of Millo,
and went and made Abimelech king, by the oak of the pillar that was in ...
/.../select masterpieces of biblical literature/iii the crowning of abimelech.htm

Jeroboam
... Book of Kings, this remarkable man first appears as an ordinary workman, or possibly
as a foreman of the masons who were engaged in building Fort Millo, one of ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/milligan/men of the bible some lesser-known/jeroboam.htm

From the Talmud and Hebraica
... Chapter 24 Some buildings in Acra. Bezeiha. Millo. Chapter 25 Gihon, the same with
the Fountain of Siloam. Chapter 26 The Girdle of the City. Nehemiah 3. ...
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Deliverance from Assyria
... "Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised
it up to the towers, and another wall without, and repaired Millo in the ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 30 deliverance from assyria.htm

One Fold and one Shepherd
... And David built round about from Millo and inward.10. And David went on,
and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.11. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/one fold and one shepherd.htm

The New Garment Bent
... And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built
Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.28. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the new garment bent.htm

Judas and his Band.
... men were to be stationed at the gates and in the streets of Ophel, a part of the
town situated to the south of the Temple, and along the valley of Millo as far ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter ii judas and his.htm

Jesus is Arrested.
... After passing this, they followed a westerly direction down a steep street called
Millo, at the end of which a turn to the south brought them to the house of ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter iii jesus is arrested.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... ten persons, upon one stone." The massacre having been effected, "all the men of
Shechem assembled themselves together, and all the house of Millo,* and made ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

Thesaurus
Millo (9 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Hebrews always with the article, "the" Millo).
(1.) Probably ... 49). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MILLO. mil ...
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Beth-millo (3 Occurrences)
Beth-millo. Bethmillo, Beth-millo. Bethnimrah . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BETH-MILLO. beth-mil'-o. See JERUSALEM. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/b/beth-millo.htm - 7k

Terraces (9 Occurrences)
... Terraces (9 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 5:9 David lived in the stronghold, and called
it the city of David. David built around from Millo and inward. (See NIV). ...
/t/terraces.htm - 8k

Supporting (31 Occurrences)
... (BBE). 2 Samuel 5:9 David lived in the stronghold, and called it the city of
David. David built around from Millo and inward. (See NIV). ...
/s/supporting.htm - 16k

Townsmen (18 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Judges 9:6 And all the townsmen of Shechem and all Beth-millo came together
and went and made Abimelech their king, by the oak of the pillar in Shechem. ...
/t/townsmen.htm - 12k

Repaired (46 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 11:27 This was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon
built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father. ...
/r/repaired.htm - 21k

Citizens (28 Occurrences)
... Judges 9:6 And all the citizens of Shechem came together, and all Beth-millo, and
they went and made Abim'elech king, by the oak of the pillar at Shechem. ...
/c/citizens.htm - 15k

Silla (1 Occurrence)
... sil'-a (cilla'; Codex Vaticanus Galla; Codex Alexandrinus Gaallad): Joash was
assassinated by his servants "at the house of Millo, on the way that goeth down ...
/s/silla.htm - 7k

Abim'elech (58 Occurrences)
... Judges 9:6 And all the citizens of Shechem came together, and all Beth-millo, and
they went and made Abim'elech king, by the oak of the pillar at Shechem. ...
/a/abim'elech.htm - 22k

Masters (59 Occurrences)
... Judges 9:6 And all the masters of Shechem are gathered together, and all the house
of Millo, and come and cause Abimelech to reign for king at the oak of the ...
/m/masters.htm - 26k

Concordance
Millo (9 Occurrences)

Judges 9:6
All the men of Shechem assembled themselves together, and all the house of Millo, and went and made Abimelech king, by the oak of the pillar that was in Shechem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 9:20
but if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 5:9
David lived in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. David built around from Millo and inward.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Kings 9:15
This is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised, to build the house of Yahweh, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Kings 9:24
But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David to her house which Solomon had built for her: then did he build Millo.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Kings 11:27
This was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Kings 12:20
His servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and struck Joash at the house of Millo, on the way that goes down to Silla.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 11:8
He built the city all around, from Millo even around; and Joab repaired the rest of the city.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Chronicles 32:5
He took courage, and built up all the wall that was broken down, and raised it up to the towers, and the other wall outside, and strengthened Millo in the city of David, and made weapons and shields in abundance.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Subtopics

Millo

Millo: A Name Given to Part of the Citadel of Jerusalem

Millo: A Name Given to Part of the Citadel of Jerusalem: King Joash Murdered At

Millo: A Name Given to Part of the Citadel of Jerusalem: King Solomon Raises a Levy to Repair

Millo: A Name Given to Part of the Citadel of Jerusalem: Repaired by Hezekiah

Millo: The House of Millo, Possibly a Clan at Shechem

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Conspired (32 Occurrences)

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