Easton's Bible Dictionary
Tower of God, a fortified city of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38 ), supposed by some to be identical with Magdala (q.v.).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
- Migdal el
("the tower of God".) A fortified town of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38). Possibly now Mujeidel, left of wady Kerkerah, eight miles W. of Yarun (Iron) and six of Hurah (Horem).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(mihg' dal-ehl) Place name meaning, “fortress of God.” Fortified town in Naphtali (Joshua 19:38 ). Migdal-el was located in northern Galilee in the vicinity of Iron (Yiron).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
MIGDAL-EL. A town of Naphtali’ ( Joshua 19:33 ) between Iron and Horem. The site is uncertain.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
We meet with mention of this place, Joshua 19:38. The meaning of the name is very plain, from Migdol, towerâand El, God, the tower of God.
was located in northern Galilee in the vicinity of Iron (Yiron)
- The Magdala from which Mary Magdalene was named is perhaps identical with Migdal-el
, Joshua 19:38, and may be the modern el-Mejdel
- The ancient Migdal-el
in the border of Naphtali, Joshua 19:38 ; now a small Turkish village called Medjel
- It has been identified in the ruins of a village about a mile from Magdala, in the little open valley of 'Ain-el-Barideh, "the cold fountain," called el-Mejdel, possibly the "Migdal-el
" of Joshua 19:38
- It is possible also that Migdal-el
(Joshua 19:38) stands for the same place
- Other names evidently imply the existence of local sanctuaries, some of which must have been pre-Israelite: Beth-anath, Anathoth, Bethel, Gilgal, Kedesh-naphtali, Migdal-el
, Migdal-gad, Neiel, Penuel, Beth-shemesh