Places Study on Millo

Places Study on Millo

Judges 9: And all the men of Shechem gathered together, and all the house of Millo, and went, and made Abimelech king, by the plain of the pillar that was in Shechem.
Judges 9: 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.
2 Samuel 5: So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.
1 Kings 9: And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.
1 Kings 9: But 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.
1 Kings 11: 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.
2 Kings 12: And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.
1 Chronicles 11: And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.
2 Chronicles 32: 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 city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.

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Millo
the millo

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



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


Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Millo
Hebrew "THE Millo." On taking the Jehusites' citadel David "built the city (Jerusalem) from the Millo round about" (2 Samuel 5:9; 1 Chronicles 11:8). Solomon raised his levy to repair Millo (1 Kings 9:15; 1 Kings 9:24; 1 Kings 11:27). So Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 32:5). It was part of "the city of David". (See JERUSALEM.) Septuagint translated Millo "the citadel." Probably an aboriginal term adopted by Israel. Near the Tyropoeon valley, dividing Jerusalem (2 Kings 12:20). Probably a tower; for in Judges 9:6; Judges 9:46; Judges 9:49 Millo is interchanged with Migdal, "a tower." The name may mean filling; it filled up (completed) the fortification of the city of David. On the N.W. corner of the wall, on the slope of the Tyropoeon valley, where Zion had least height and needed strengthening.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Beth-Millo
(behth-mee' loh) Place name meaning, “house of fulness.” 1. A part of Shechem or a fortress guarding Shechem, where the citizens of Shechem proclaimed Abimelech king. Jotham, Jerubaal's (or Gideon's) son asked citizens to overthrow Abimelech at Beth Millo (Judges 9:6 ,Judges 9:6,9:20 ). See 1 Kings 12:19 ). It is also called, “Millo.” See Jerusalem ; Millo .



Holman Bible Dictionary - Millo
(mih loh) Hebrew word meaning, “filling” which describes a stone terrace system employed in ancient construction. 1. The story of Abimelech in the Book of Judges mentions Beth Millo—”The House of the Filling.” Probably a suburb of Shechem, the Beth Millo most likely was a Canaanite sanctuary. The shrine was built upon an artificial platform or fill and thus received the name “House of the Filling.”

2. The extension of Jerusalem beyond the original Jebusite city David captured stretched northward to include the Hill of Moriah, the site of the future Temple. A large open space between the hill and the main city below left ample room for added construction. To provide a level platform upon which to build, a series of retaining walls were raised along the slope of the hill. Loads of earth and rock were dumped behind the walls to form large terraces to support the royal halls and residences planned by Solomon. The area came to be called the Ophel, meaning “high” or “lofty.” It is probable that additional supporting terraces were built on the southern slopes in the city proper to extend the area available for general construction. Joash's murder by his own men near the Beth Millo “on the road to Silla” may refer to terraces in this portion of the city.



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beth-Millo
BETH-MILLO ( Judges 9:6 RVm [Note: Revised Version margin.] ; 2 Kings 12:20 AVm [Note: Authorized Version margin.] , text ‘house of Millo’). See Millo.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Millo
MILLO. A place near Shechem (the name of which would be better rendered Beth-millo , without translating the first element [‘house of Millo,’ AV [Note: Authorized Version.] and RV [Note: Revised Version.] ]), quite unknown, the inhabitants of which were associated in the coronation of Abimelech ( Judges 9:6 ; Judges 9:20 ). Joash was slain at a ‘Beth-millo, on the way that goeth down to Silla’ ( 2 Kings 12:20 ). Whether this be the same place, or whether (perhaps more likely) it was somewhere near Jerusalem, and (if so) where or what it may have been, are questions to which no answer can be given. On the ‘Millo’ of 2 Samuel 5:8 , 1 Kings 11:27 etc., see Jerusalem, II, § 2.

R. A. S. Macalister.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Millo
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Morrish Bible Dictionary - Millo
1. 'House of Millo,' in connection with Shechem, apparently a family or clan. Judges 9:6,20 .

2. A part of ancient Jerusalem, though afterwards said to be 'built' by Solomon; it was repaired by Hezekiah. The name always has the article, ' the Millo.' Various sites have been suggested for it, but its locality and its form are unknown. 2 Samuel 5:9 ; 1 Kings 9:15,24 ; 1 Kings 11:27 ; 1 Chronicles 11:8 ; 2 Chronicles 32:5 . In 2 Kings 12:20 Joash was slain in the 'house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla:' this may be another place, though apparently it was in Jerusalem.

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Millo
a part or suburb of Jerusalem. "David built round about from Millo and inward," 2 Samuel 5:9 ; that is, he built round about from the place where Millo was afterward erected by Solomon, or where more probably the senate house, or Millo of the Jebusites, had stood, which was pulled down to make room for the more sumptuous edifice of Solomon, to his own house; so that David built from Mount Zion, quite round to the opposite point. Hence, the residence of David, even in the reign of that renowned monarch, began to assume the size and splendour of a city.

American Tract Society 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, Judges 9:6 .

Sentence search

Beth-Millo - BETH-Millo ( Judges 9:6 RVm [Note: Revised Version margin. ] , text ‘house of Millo’). See Millo
Millo - Millo. A place near Shechem (the name of which would be better rendered Beth-Millo , without translating the first element [‘house of Millo,’ AV [Note: Authorized Version. Joash was slain at a ‘Beth-Millo, on the way that goeth down to Silla’ ( 2 Kings 12:20 ). On the ‘Millo’ of 2 Samuel 5:8 , 1 Kings 11:27 etc
Silla - " Evidently in the valley below Millo, but "the Mille" is the phrase elsewhere. (See Millo
Beth-Millo - Jotham, Jerubaal's (or Gideon's) son asked citizens to overthrow Abimelech at Beth Millo (Judges 9:6 ,Judges 9:6,9:20 ). It is also called, “Millo. ” See Jerusalem ; Millo
Millo - Hebrew "THE Millo. " On taking the Jehusites' citadel David "built the city (Jerusalem) from the Millo round about" (2 Samuel 5:9; 1 Chronicles 11:8). Solomon raised his levy to repair Millo (1 Kings 9:15; 1 Kings 9:24; 1 Kings 11:27). ) Septuagint translated Millo "the citadel. Probably a tower; for in Judges 9:6; Judges 9:46; Judges 9:49 Millo is interchanged with Migdal, "a tower
Silla - (ssihl' law) The house of Millo in which King Joash was murdered by his servants was said to be “on the way that goes down to Silla” (2 Kings 12:20 NRSV). See Millo
Millo - "David built round about from Millo and inward," 2 Samuel 5:9 ; that is, he built round about from the place where Millo was afterward erected by Solomon, or where more probably the senate house, or Millo of the Jebusites, had stood, which was pulled down to make room for the more sumptuous edifice of Solomon, to his own house; so that David built from Mount Zion, quite round to the opposite point
Silla - The servants of king Joash smote him ‘at the house of Millo [read rather ‘at Beth-Millo’] on the way that goeth down to Silla’ ( 2 Kings 12:20 )
Millo - 'House of Millo,' in connection with Shechem, apparently a family or clan. The name always has the article, ' the Millo. In 2 Kings 12:20 Joash was slain in the 'house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla:' this may be another place, though apparently it was in Jerusalem
Jozachar - Jehovah-remembered, one of the two servants who assassinated Jehoash, the king of Judah, in Millo (2 Kings 12:21 )
Sil'la - "The house of Millo which goeth down to Silla" was the scene of the murder of King Joash
Jehozabad - ... ... The son of Shomer, one of the two conspirators who put king Jehoash to death in Millo in Jerusalem (2 Kings 12:21 )
Pillar, Plain of the, - or rather "oak of the pillar" (that being the real signification of the Hebrew word elon ), a tree which stood near Shechem and at which the men of Shechem and the house of Millo assembled to crown Abimelech the son of Gideon
Millo - The story of Abimelech in the Book of Judges mentions Beth Millo—”The House of the Filling. ” Probably a suburb of Shechem, the Beth Millo most likely was a Canaanite sanctuary. Joash's murder by his own men near the Beth Millo “on the road to Silla” may refer to terraces in this portion of the city
Millo - 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, Judges 9:6
Millo - always with the article, "the" Millo)
Jotham - When "the citizens of Shechem and the whole house of Millo" were gathered together "by the plain of the pillar" (i
jo'Ash - Two of his servants conspired against him and slew him in his bed and in the fortress of Millo
Tree - 9:6 speaks of the “tree of the pillar” (KJV, “plain of the piilar”) in Shechem where the men of Shechem and Beth-Millo made Abimelech king
Solomon - He then built Millo (LXX
Jerusalem - But when we read further that David ‘built round about from Millo and inward’ we are perplexed by our total ignorance as to what Millo may have been, and where it may have been situated. ’ Besides these works, whereby Jerusalem received a glory it had never possessed before, Solomon built Millo, whatever that may have been ( 1 Kings 9:24 ), and the wall of Jerusalem ( 1 Kings 9:15 ), and ‘closed up the breach of the city of David’ ( 1 Kings 11:27 ), the latter probably referring to an extension of the area of the city which involved the pulling down and rebuilding elsewhere of a section of the city walls
Solomon - Solomon also built the walls of Jerusalem, and the place called Millo in this city; he repaired and fortified Hazor, Megiddo, Gezer, the two Bethhorons, Upper and Lower, Baal-ath, and Palmyra, in the desert of Syria
Jerusalem - ... The city of David included both the upper city and Millo, and was surrounded by a wall built by David and Solomon, who appear to have restored the original Jebusite fortifications
Jeroboam - " When Solomon was building Millo, and was closing the gap (not "the breaches," for no hostile attack had been made since David had fortified the city, 2 Samuel 5:9), long afterwards called Tyropreon, separating Zion from Moriah and Ophel, so as to bring the temple mount within the city wall, and so complete the fortification of the city of David, he found Jeroboam able and energetic in "doing the work" (margin, 1 Kings 11:28), so he made him overseer over all "the hoary work" of the house of Joseph
Solomon - The position of Jerusalem as the capital was secured by the building of the Temple and palaces and by the fortification of Millo ( 1 Kings 9:24 , 1 Kings 11:27 )
Hezekiah - of it should be inside not outside the city); also building up the broken wall (using the materials of the houses which they broke down for the purpose), and raising it up to the towers, and another wall without, and repairing Millo in the city of David, and making darts and shields in abundance
Jeru'Salem - (The second wall enclosed a portion of the city called Acra or Millo, on the north of the city, from the tower of Mariamne to the tower of Antonia
Jerusalem - And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about, and Joab repaired the rest of the city
Jerusalem - ) (See Millo