Towers were Used As Citadels in Time of War
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Judges 9:51
But there was a strong tower within the city, and thither fled all the men and women, and all they of the city, and shut it to them, and got them up to the top of the tower.
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Ezekiel 27:11
The men of Arvad with your army were on your walls round about, and the Gammadims were in your towers: they hanged their shields on your walls round about; they have made your beauty perfect.
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Egypt and Greece.
... it were, under their hands into towers, battlements, and ... Such pillars continue to
be used to mark the ... was not mere curiosity, for there were certain important ...
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The First Theban Empire
... of the Nile already bristled with citadels, where the ... The exterior is unbroken by
towers or projections of any ... skill with which the shields were used made the ...
/.../chapter iiithe first theban empire.htm

Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire ...
... the Assyrians, and that Tiglath-pileser used it as ... The walls were surmounted by
battlements, and flanked at short intervals by round or square towers, the tops ...
/.../chapter iitiglath-pileser iii and the.htm

The Close of the Theban Empire
... some of the chariots which had been used for the ... The majority of the citadels shut
their gates in ... Watch-towers were erected for the supervision of this region ...
/.../chapter iiithe close of the.htm

Sargon of Assyria (722-705 BC )
... set fire to Dur-Yakin, levelled its towers and walls ... of penal settlement, to which
the Kalda rulers used to consign ... Seven of their kings were so far alarmed by ...
/.../chapter iiisargon of assyria 722-705.htm

The Iranian Conquest
... form and squat appearance, looking like towers flanked at ... These first efforts were
without inscriptions; it was not ... before there came to be used, in addition ...
/.../chapter ithe iranian conquest.htm

The Last Days of the Old Eastern World
... built on a special model were used as transports ... places, several of those rectangular
citadels with massive ... before their arms, but they were purely military ...
/.../chapter iithe last days of 2.htm

The Assyrian Revival and the Struggle for Syria
... inhabitants of Nairi; Assur-nazir-pal now used it as ... The results of this measure
were not long in making ... He began by inspecting the citadels flanking the line ...
/.../chapter ithe assyrian revival and.htm

Sennacherib (705-681 BC )
... with those which the Mediterranean natives used for their ... of Tiglath-pileser I.,
and these were brought back ... gateways, sacred chapels, and the towers of earth ...
/.../chapter isennacherib 705-681 b c.htm

The Reaction against Egypt
... and the cornice of the two towers rises sixty ... The sanctuary and its surrounding
buildings were used for purposes ... Either money or time was lacking to carry out ...
/.../chapter iithe reaction against egypt.htm



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