What does Tower mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
מִגְדַּל־ tower. 3
מִֽגְדַּל־ tower. 3
πύργον a tower. / a fortified structure rising to a considerable height 3
כְּמִגְדַּ֣ל tower. 2
מִגְדַּ֥ל tower. 2
πύργος a tower. / a fortified structure rising to a considerable height 1
מִשְׂגַּבִּ֪י high place 1
מָצ֖וֹר siege-enclosure 1
עֵֽדֶר a shepherd’s watchtower near Bethlehem. 1
וּמִגְדַּ֣ל tower. 1
כְּמִגְדַּ֤ל tower. 1
הַמִּגְדָּ֤ל tower. 1
וְהַמִּגְדָּ֖ל tower. 1
וְהַמִּגְדָּ֗ל tower. 1
מִגְדַּ֤ל tower. 1
וּמִגְדַּ֤ל tower. 1
הַמִּגְדָּ֖ל tower. 1
לְמִגְדַּ֣ל tower. 1
הַמִּגְדָּ֔ל tower. 1
הַמִּגְדָּֽל tower. 1
וּמִגְדַּל־ tower. 1
הַמִּגְדָּ֥ל tower. 1
מִמִּגְדַּ֥ל tower. 1
מִגְדָּל֙ tower. 1
מִגְדָּ֣ל tower. 1
הַמִּגְדָּ֑ל tower. 1
וּמִגְדָּל֙ tower. 1
הַמִּגְדָּ֜ל tower. 1
(מִגְדּ֖וֹל) to grow 1
הַצָּפִ֖ית to lay out 1

Definitions Related to Tower

H4026


   1 Tower.
      1a Tower.
      1b elevated stage, pulpit.
      1c raised bed.
      

G4444


   1 a Tower.
   2 a fortified structure rising to a considerable height, to repel a hostile attack or to enable a watchman to see in every direction.
   

H4692


   1 siege-enclosure, siege, entrenchment, siege works.
      1a siege.
      1b enclosure, siege-works, rampart.
      

H4869


   1 high place, refuge, secure height, retreat.
      1a stronghold.
      1b refuge (of God).
   2 a place in Moab.
   Additional Information: Misgab = “height”.
   

H4029


   1 a shepherd’s watchtower near Bethlehem.
   Additional Information: Migdal-eder = “Tower of the flock”.
   

Frequency of Tower (original languages)

Frequency of Tower (English)

Dictionary

Webster's Dictionary - Conning Tower
(n.) The shot-proof pilot house of a war vessel.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Hundred, Tower of
(KJV “Tower of Meah”) A tower located on the north wall of Jerusalem which was restored by Nehemiah (Nehemiah 3:1 ; Nehemiah 12:39 ). The name perhaps refers to the height of the tower (100 cubits?), the number of its steps, or the number of troops in its garrison. It may have been part of the Temple fortress (Nehemiah 2:8 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Tower
TOWER . See Fortification and Siegecraft, §§ 2, 4. For ‘Tower of Babel’ see Tongues [1].
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Watch Tower
WATCH TOWER . See Vine.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Siloam, Tower, in
(Luke 13:4 ) Of this we know nothing definitely beyond these words of the Lord. In connection with Ophel, there is mention made of "a tower that lieth out ," ( Nehemiah 3:26 ) and there is no unlikelihood in connecting this projecting tower with the tower in Siloam, while one may be almost excused for the conjecture that its projection was the cause of its ultimate fall.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jezreel, Tower of
One of the turrets which guarded the entrance to the city (2 Kings 9:17 ).
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. It was probably so named from its contiguity to the "bakers' street" (Jeremiah 37:21 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Babel, Tower of
(See BABEL; BABYLON.) Bochart (Phaleg, 1:9) records the Jews' tradition that fire from heaven split it through to its foundation. It is curious that the Birs is so rent; hence perhaps arose the Jews' tradition. Alexander Polyhistor said that the four winds blew it down. The Birs Nimrud was probably its site, and gives an idea of its construction, being the best specimen of a Babylonian temple tower. It is an oblong pyramid, in seven receding and successively lessening stages. Lowest is a platform of crude brick, three feet high. The angles face the cardinal points, N.S.E.W. This implies that the temple towers were used as astronomical observatories; which Diodorus expressly states of the temple of Belus. In the third were found two terra cotta cylinders, now in the British Museum, stating that having fallen into decay since it was erected it was repaired by Nebuchadnezzar.
The great pyramid was much higher, being 480 ft. The temple at Warka is of ruder style than the tower of Babel (Genesis 11). The bricks are sun-dried, and of different sizes and shapes. The cement is mud; whereas in the tower of Babel they" burnt them thoroughly," and had bitumen ("slime") "for mortar." The Mugheir temple is exactly such in materials. The writing found in it is assigned to 2300 B.C. The tower of Babel was probably synchronous with Peleg (Genesis 10:25) when the earth was divided, somewhat earlier than 2300 B.C. The phrase "whose top (may reach) unto heaven" is a figure for great height (compare Deuteronomy 1:28). Abydenus in Eusebius' Praep. Evan. 9:14-15, preserves the Babylonian tradition. "Not long after the flood men were so puffed up with their strength and stature that they began to despise the gods, and labored to erect the tower now called Babylon, intending thereby to settle heaven. But when the winds approached the sky, lo, the gods called in the aid of the winds and overturned the tower.
The ruin is still called Babel, because until this time all men had used the same speech, but now there was sent on them a confusion of diverse tongues." The Greek myth of the giants' war with the gods, and attempt to scale heaven by piling one mountain upon another, is another corrupted form of the same truth. The character of the language in the earliest Babylonian monuments, as far back as 2800 B.C., is remarkably mixed: Turanian in structure, Ethiopian (Cushite) mainly in vocabulary, with Semitic and Aryan elements, conformably with the Bible account that Babel was the scene of the confusion of tongues. Turano Cushite themselves, they adopted several terms from the Aryan and Semitic races, of whom some must have remained at Babel after the migration of the majority. This mixed character is not so observable in other early languages.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Siloam, Tower of
Mentioned only Luke 13:4 . The place here spoken of is the village now called Silwan, or Kefr Silwan, on the east of the valley of Kidron, and to the north-east of the pool. It stands on the west slope of the Mount of Olives. As illustrative of the movement of small bands of Canaanites from place to place, and the intermingling of Canaanites and Israelites even in small towns in earlier times, M.C. Ganneau records the following curious fact: "Among the inhabitants of the village (of Siloam) there are a hundred or so domiciled for the most part in the lower quarter, and forming a group apart from the rest, called Dhiabrye, i.e., men of Dhiban. It appears that at some remote period a colony from the capital of king Mesha (Dibon-Moab) crossed the Jordan and fixed itself at the gates of Jerusalem at Silwan. The memory of this migration is still preserved; and I am assured by the people themselves that many of their number are installed in other villages round Jerusalem" (quoted by Henderson, Palestine).
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Babel, Tower of
The name given to the tower which the primitive fathers of our race built in the land of Shinar after the Deluge (Genesis 11:1-9 ). Their object in building this tower was probably that it might be seen as a rallying-point in the extensive plain of Shinar, to which they had emigrated from the uplands of Armenia, and so prevent their being scattered abroad. But God interposed and defeated their design by condounding their language, and hence the name Babel, meaning "confusion." In the Babylonian tablets there is an account of this event, and also of the creation and the deluge. (See CHALDEA .) The Temple of Belus, which is supposed to occupy its site, is described by the Greek historian Herodotus as a temple of great extent and magnificence, erected by the Babylonians for their god Belus. The treasures Nebuchadnezzar brought from Jerusalem were laid up in this temple ( 2 Chronicles 36:7 ).
The Birs Nimrud, at ancient Borsippa, about 7 miles south-west of Hillah, the modern town which occupies a part of the site of ancient Babylon, and 6 miles from the Euphrates, is an immense mass of broken and fire-blasted fragments, of about 2,300 feet in circumference, rising suddenly to the height of 235 feet above the desert-plain, and is with probability regarded as the ruins of the tower of Babel. This is "one of the most imposing ruins in the country." Others think it to be the ruins of the Temple of Belus.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Meah, Tower of
Tower of Meah or "tower of the hundred". Nehemiah 3:1. (See JERUSALEM.) N.E. of the city, between the tower of Hananeel and the sheep gate.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Furnaces, Tower of
KJV and NAS designation (Nehemiah 3:11 ) for a tower designated “Tower of the Ovens” in other modern translations. The tower was adjacent to the “corner gate” located at the northwest angle in the second or middle wall of Jerusalem. The “Baker's Street” (Jeremiah 37:21 ) may have passed by this tower.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Tower
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.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Edar, Tower of
Genesis 35:21. Jacob's first halting place between Bethlehem and Hebron was "beyond" this. The name means "a flock" or "drove." The tower was to watch the flock against wild beasts or robbers. Jewish tradition made it the destined birthplace of Messiah. Jerome saw in it the foreshadowing of the announcement of His birth to the "shepherds." Probably the Tower of Edar answers to the present Khirbet Sir el Ghanem, "the ruin of the sheepfold," which however contains Christian remains, arches, cisterns, tombs, etc.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Hananeel, Tower of
Nehemiah 3:1-24; Nehemiah 3:32; Nehemiah 12:39. Either the same as "the tower of Meeah," i.e. the hundred, or next it, between the sheep gate and fish gate S. of Jerusalem. A breach reaching from it to the "gate of the corner" (2 Kings 14:13; 2 Chronicles 26:9) Jeremiah foretells (Jeremiah 31:38) shall be "rebuilt to Jehovah," and "not thrown down any more for ever." Connected with "the corner gate" (which was on the other side of the sheep gate), also in Zechariah 14:10, where Ewald translated "on to the corner gate and tower of Hananeel on to the king's wine presses."
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Tower
TOWER.—‘Tower’ (πύργος) is mentioned three times in the Lord’s teaching: in the parable of the Wicked Husbandmen (Matthew 21:33, Mark 12:1), in the allusion to an accident in Siloam which led to the loss of eighteen lives (Luke 13:4), and in the illustration of the builder who was unable to complete his undertaking (Luke 14:28). Two, if not three, kinds of tower may be referred to in these passages:—(1) The builder who exposed himself to ridicule by beginning what he could not finish (Luke 14:28) may be thought of as building a house. The larger houses in the Holy Land are sometimes provided at one end with a tower-like annex. A good representation of one in the neighbourhood of Sidon is given in the Polychrome Bible (‘Judges,’ p. 59). The ‘alîyyâh or upper storey, seen from a little distance, must suggest a tower rather than a dwelling-house (see also Land and Book, ed. 1874, p. 160). (2) The tower in Siloam (ἐν τῷ Σιλωάμ, Luke 13:4) may have been connected with some fortifications. The walls of ancient Oriental cities were generally provided with towers at frequent intervals. Many illustrations could be given from Assyrian sculptures, and the old wall in the Jerusalem of the 1st cent. a.d. had sixty towers (Josephus BJ v. iv. 3), two of which, Hippicus and Phasaelus, are probably represented to some extent by two of the towers of the modern citadel, the latter being partly preserved in the so-called David’s Tower (Picturesque Palestine, i. pp. 1, 5, 7–11). Edersheim (Life of Jesus the Messiah, ii. 222) suggests that the tower may have been connected with the building of the aqueduct constructed by Pilate with money taken from the temple treasury (Josephus Ant. xviii. iii. 2; BJ ii. ix. 4); but that is unsupported conjecture. If the Tower was situated literally in Siloam, the nature of the ground may help to explain the accident. The village of Silwân, which represents the ancient Siloam, ‘is built on a steep escarpment of rock, on which a building with good foundations would stand for ever; ill-laid foundations would drop their superstructure to the very bottom of the valley’ (Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible , art. ‘Tower’). For the Tower of Antonia see art. Jerusalem. (3) The vineyard tower referred to in the two other passages (Matthew 21:33, Mark 12:1; cf. Is 5:2) can be illustrated from ancient ruins and modern practice. Tristram remarks (Eastern Customs in Bible Lands, p. 139 f.) that ‘in many cases we still find the remains of the solidly-built tower which commanded a view of the whole enclosure, and was probably the permanent residence of the keeper through the summer and autumn.’ Dr. W. Wright observes that every vineyard and garden in Syria has its tower (Palmyra and Zenobia, p. 332 f.). A representation is given in that work (p. 279) of a stone tower in the Hauran constructed of black basalt, with a stone loft at the height of 14 feet, reached by a spiral staircase (see also Porter, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Bethany, p. 18; Stanley, Sinai and Palestine, 421).
Literature.—Besides the authorities cited above, see Heber-Percy, Bashan and Argob, p. 123 ff.; Swete on Mark 12.
W. Taylor Smith.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Meah, Tower of
(mee' uh) KJV transliteration of a Hebrew phrase meaning “Tower of the Hundred” (Nehemiah 3:1 ; Nehemiah 12:39 ). See Hundred, Tower of the.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Tower
A tall edifice erected so watchmen could guard pastures, vineyards, and cities. Towers ranged from small one-room structures to entire fortresses. Archaeological remains confirm the wide usage of towers from the earliest times. Most were made of stones, although some wooden towers have been unearthed. The word is used figuratively of God's salvation in 2 Samuel 22:51 , indicating the strength of the Lord's action. For references in Jeremiah 6:27 , See Assayer .
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Tower
We meet with an account of many towers in the word of God. The tower of Babel. (Genesis 11:9) The tower of Edar. (Genesis 35:21) The Migdol at Pihahiroth. (Exodus 14:2) The tower of Shechem, (Judges 9:46) and the like. And we meet with the word tower sometimes made use of by way of figure, such as the tower of the flock, and God is my high tower, etc. The Hebrews called every tower by the general name of Migdol. The church is beautifully compared by Christ to a tower in one of the Songs, Song of Song of Solomon 4:4 "Thy neck (said Jesus) is like the tower of David, builded for an armoury; whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men." What a gracious act in the Lord Jesus was it thus to speak of his church under such a comparison! The tower of David, it is well known, was the strong hold of Zion which he took from the Jebusites, which anciently possessed what was not their right, Jerusalem. Now then as David here typified Christ driving out the strong man armed, who possessed the Lord's Zion not by right, but by deceit; so when the church was put in possession by her conquering Lord, her neck, by which may be considered all her members united to the head, even the Lord Jesus, becomes like a tower, impregnable, and which Christ, the true David, builded for an armoury (for it is Christ that builds all, and supports and gives life and strength, to all). Here then on him and his building they hang all their bucklers and shields, even to a thousand and ten thousand; for all is founded in him, and to him, and by him; on him himself they hang all the glory of his Father's house? And what endears the whole is, that the humblest and east, as well as the highest and the best, are like this neck, like the tower of David, united to the head. For in this gospel day to which the whole refers; he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David, and the house of David shall be as God, as the Angel of the Lord before them, (Isaiah 22:22-25; Zechariah 12:8) It is very blessed to behold Jesus using such strong and beautiful figures to shew his people's union and oneness with him, and their everlasting safety and security in him.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Siloam, Tower of
Luke 13:4. Probably connected with "the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden" (Nehemiah 3:15); "at the wall's bend to the S. above the fountain of Siloam" (Josephus B. J. 5:4, section 2) was probably a tower. Jotham "built much on the wall of Ophel" (2 Chronicles 27:3); "Manasseh compassed about Ophel" (2 Chronicles 33:14); a "tower lay (projecting) out" in Ophel (Nehemiah 3:26); such a projection might easily fall.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Siloam, Tower in
Nothing is known of the falling of this tower except what the scripture states in Luke 13:4 . The village of Siloam is on the east slope of the Kidron valley, curiously formed as if ancient tombs had been appropriated, so that the houses appear to be clinging to the sides of the hill; it is not, however, known whether the tower was in any way connected with this village.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Flock, Tower of the
See EDAR.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Hammeah, the Tower of
HAMMEAH, THE TOWER OF ( Nehemiah 3:1 ; Nehemiah 12:39 ). A tower on the walls of Jerus., near the tower of Hananel (wh. see), between the Sheep-gate on the east and the Fish-gate on the west. These two towers were probably situated near the N.E. corner of the city (cf. Jeremiah 31:38 , Zechariah 14:10 ). The origin of the name ‘tower of Hammeah,’ or ‘tower of the hundred’ (RVm [1] ), is obscure. It has been suggested that the tower was 100 cubits high, or that it was approached by 100 steps, or that it required a garrison of 100 men.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Tower
2 Samuel 22:51 (b) The tower is a type of the high and safe place occupied by the children of GOD who hide in CHRIST and dwell in the secret place of the Most High. (See also Psalm 18:2; Psalm 61:3; Psalm 144:2; Proverbs 18:10).
Song of Solomon 7:4 (a) Ivory is very valuable and beautiful. A tower is firm and substantial. These qualities are evidently referred to as characteristic of the bride. The tower of Lebanon was evidently a lookout tower, facing Syria where the watchman could discern quickly the coming of the enemy. It probably means that the bride had a great sense of discernment and could easily and quickly discern that which was evil or wrong, or was from the enemy.
Jeremiah 6:27 (a) Jeremiah was the center of GOD's work and power among the people of Israel. From him came the words of warning and entreaty. Through him GOD sent His messages, His commands, and made known His desires.
Micah 4:8 (a) Mount Zion is a high, rocky fortress, quite difficult to ascend, very steep. It was recognized as the very center of the defense of Jerusalem and of Judah.
Matthew 21:33 (b) This tower probably represents Mount Zion in the midst of Israel, and of Jerusalem, and was a watch-tower from which the enemy could be seen for many miles away. CHRIST is referring partly to the history of Israel, and partly to the present time when He is away in the far country.
Luke 14:28 (b) This is a type of any great work of GOD which a man of GOD builds for the honor of the Lord JESUS CHRIST. This is illustrated in the great school built by Moody in Chicago, the great work in China built by Hudson Taylor, and the wonderful work in the Sudan built by R. V. Bingham. GOD would have all His children building something for His glory.
CARM Theological Dictionary - Babel, Tower of
The tower built the builders at Babel constructed which became a symbol of their defiance against God (Genesis 11:1-6). It was probably modeled after a ziggurat which is a mound of sun-dried bricks and was probably constructed before 4,000 BC.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Tower
Often referred to in scripture as a place of security, and also as a place of defence, on which watchmen were stationed. There were such on the walls of Jerusalem. Psalm 48:12 ; Psalm 61:3 ; 2 Kings 9:17 . The term is also used symbolically: "the name of Jehovah is a strong tower." Proverbs 18:10 .
Webster's Dictionary - Water Tower
(1):
A large metal pipe made to be extended vertically by sections, and used for discharging water upon burning buildings.
(2):
A tower or standpipe used as a reservoir to deliver water at a required head, as to a fountain.
Webster's Dictionary - Tower
(1):
(n.) High flight; elevation.
(2):
(n.) A headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress.
(3):
(v. t.) To soar into.
(4):
(n.) A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense.
(5):
(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.
(6):
(v. i.) To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar.
(7):
(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.
(8):
(n.) A mass of building standing alone and insulated, usually higher than its diameter, but when of great size not always of that proportion.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Antonia, Tower of
names a fortress near the Temple built around A.D. 6 that served as a palace residence for King Herod, barracks for the Roman troops, a safe deposit for the robe of the high priest, and a central courtyard for public speaking. The tower of Antonia is not mentioned directly in the Bible. It served various functions between A.D. 6 and A.D. 66, the time of its destruction by Titus. Herod the Great built the tower at the northwest corner of the Temple court to replace the Maccabean fort. The tower was 75 feet high and was named for Herod's friend, Mark Anthony. Although the name “Antonia” is not used in the Bible, several references from the first century Jewish historian, Josephus, describe the appearance and function of the tower of Antonia.
Josephus describes the splendor of the tower with spacious apartments, elaborate baths, and beautiful courtyards. The tower served as an official residence for the Roman procurators. Capable of accommodating at least a Roman cohort (500-600 men), the tower housed portions of the Roman army used to guard the Jews inside the Temple court. Herod required that the vestments of the high priest be kept in the tower to maintain control over the worship festivals of the Jews.
The pavement beneath the modern convent of Notre Dame de Sion has been thought to be the place of the tower's courtyard, traditionally considered the site of Jesus' trial before Pilate (John 19:13 ). Recent archeological evidence, however, has shown that the pavement dates from the second century and not the time of Jesus.
Linda McKinnish Bridges
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Tower
Migdâl (מִגְדָּלָה, Strong's #4026), “tower; small fortress; watchtower; podium.” Cognates of this word appear in Ugaritic, Aramaic, Syriac, and Akkadian. The word occurs about 50 times in biblical Hebrew.
Migdâl means “tower.” This is its use in Gen. 11:4 (the first occurrence of the word): “And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven.…”
The word often refers to a “small fortress”: “And he went up thence to Penuel, and spake unto them likewise: and the men of Penuel answered him as the men of Succoth had answered him. And he spake also unto the men of Penuel, saying, When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower” (Judg. 8:8-9).
Migdâl sometimes means “watchtower,” one of the specially fortified towers safeguarding the gates of a city and spaced along city walls: “Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at he corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the [1], and fortified them” (2 Chron. 26:9). In Neh. 8:4 the word is used of a wooden “podium”: “And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose.…”
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Lebanon, Tower of
Only mentioned symbolically in Song of Solomon 7:4 : it is supposed to refer to mount Hermon.
Webster's Dictionary - Martello Tower
A building of masonry, generally circular, usually erected on the seacoast, with a gun on the summit mounted on a traversing platform, so as to be fired in any direction.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - David, Tower of
Doubtless part of the castle in Zion, wherein armour was stored: it is mentioned only symbolically in Song of Solomon 4:4 .
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Tower
"The tower of the flock," or the tower of Ader, Micah 4:8 . It is said this tower was in the neighbourhood of Bethlehem, Genesis 35:21 , and that the shepherds to whom the angels revealed the birth of our Saviour were near to this tower, Luke 2:8 ; Luke 2:15 . Many interpreters assert, that the passage of Micah: in which mention is made of the tower of the flock: "And thou tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion," is to be understood of the city of Bethlehem, out of which our Saviour was to come. Others maintain, that the prophet speaks of the city of Jerusalem, in which there was a tower of this name, through which the flocks of sheep were driven to the sheep-market. "From the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city," 2 Kings 17:9 . This form of speaking expresses in general all the places of the country, from the least to the greatest. The towers of the watchmen, or of the shepherds, stood alone in the midst of the plain, in which the shepherds and herdsmen who looked after the flocks, or watchmen, might lodge. King Uzziah caused several towers to be built for the shepherds in the desert, and made many cisterns there, because he had a great number of flocks, 2 Chronicles 26:10 .
The tower of the flock, and that which Isaiah 5:2 , notices, which was built in the midst of a vineyard, were of the same kind.
TOWER OF BABEL. See BABEL .
TOWER OF SHECHEM was a citadel, or fortress, standing upon a higher ground than the rest of the city, and capacious enough to contain above a thousand persons. This tower, filled with the inhabitants of Shechem, was burned by Abimelech down to the very ground, together with those who had taken refuge in it.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Babel, Tower of
BABEL, TOWER OF . See Tower of Babel.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Ovens, Tower of the
See Furnaces, Tower of the.
King James Dictionary - Tower
TOW'ER, n. L. turris.
1. A building, either round or square, raised to a considerable elevation and consisting of several stories. When towers are erected with other buildings, as they usually are, they rise above the main edifice. They are generally flat on the top, and thus differ from steeples or spires. Before the invention of guns, places were fortified with towers and attacked with movable towers mounted on wheels, which placed the besiegers on a level with the walls. 2. A citadel a fortress. Psalms 61 3. A high head dress. 4. High flight elevation. Tower bastion, in fortification, a small tower in the form of a bastion, with rooms or cells underneath for men and guns.
Tower of London, a citadel containing an arsenal. It is also a palace where the kings of England have sometimes lodged.
TOW'ER, To rise and fly high to soar to be lofty.
Sublime thoughts, which tower above the clouds.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - e'Dar, Tower of
(accur. EDER , a flock ), a place named only in ( Genesis 35:21 ) According to Jerome it was one thousand paces from Bethlehem.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Edar, Tower of
This occurs only in Genesis 35:21 , and signifies 'Tower of the flock.' Probably a tower built by the shepherds for the protection of their flocks. It was apparently a little south of Bethlehem. Jacob halted there with his flocks. The expression 'tower of the flock' occurs in Micah 4:8 (Edar in the margin ) as the stronghold of the daughter of Zion.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Tower
1: πύργος (Strong's #4444 — Noun Masculine — purgos — poor'-gos ) is used of "a watchtower in a vineyard," Matthew 21:33 ; Mark 12:1 ; probably, too, in Luke 14:28 (cp. Isaiah 5:2 ); in Luke 13:4 , of the "tower in Siloam," the modern Silwan, which is built on a steep escarpment of rock.

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Meah, Tower of - Tower of Meah or "tower of the hundred". of the city, between the Tower of Hananeel and the sheep gate
Babel, Tower of - BABEL, Tower OF . See Tower of Babel
Furnaces, Tower of - KJV and NAS designation (Nehemiah 3:11 ) for a Tower designated “Tower of the Ovens” in other modern translations. The Tower was adjacent to the “corner gate” located at the northwest angle in the second or middle wall of Jerusalem. The “Baker's Street” (Jeremiah 37:21 ) may have passed by this Tower
Mig'Dal-el - (tower of God ), one of the fortified towns of the possession of Naphtali, ( Joshua 19:38 ) only, possibly deriving its name from some ancient Tower --the "tower of El," or God
Hammeah, the Tower of - HAMMEAH, THE Tower OF ( Nehemiah 3:1 ; Nehemiah 12:39 ). A Tower on the walls of Jerus. , near the Tower of Hananel (wh. These two Towers were probably situated near the N. The origin of the name ‘tower of Hammeah,’ or ‘tower of the hundred’ (RVm Turrical - ) Of or pertaining to a turret, or Tower; resembling a Tower
Tower - Tower . For ‘Tower of Babel’ see Tongues [1]
Hanan'e-el - (whom God graciously gave ) , The Tower of, a Tower which formed part of the wall of Jerusalem ( Nehemiah 3:1 ; 12:39 ) From these two passages, particularly from the former, it might almost be inferred that Hananeel was but another name for the Tower of Meah; at any rate they were close together, and stood between the sheep-gate and the fish-gate. This Tower is further mentioned in (Jeremiah 31:38 ) The remaining passage in which it is named, (Zechariah 14:10 ) also connects this Tower with the "corner-gate," which lay on the other side of the sheep-gate
Watchtower - WATCHTOWER, n. watch and Tower. A Tower on which a sentinel is placed to watch for enemies or the approach of danger
Tower - "The Tower of the flock," or the Tower of Ader, Micah 4:8 . It is said this Tower was in the neighbourhood of Bethlehem, Genesis 35:21 , and that the shepherds to whom the angels revealed the birth of our Saviour were near to this Tower, Luke 2:8 ; Luke 2:15 . Many interpreters assert, that the passage of Micah: in which mention is made of the Tower of the flock: "And thou Tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion," is to be understood of the city of Bethlehem, out of which our Saviour was to come. Others maintain, that the prophet speaks of the city of Jerusalem, in which there was a Tower of this name, through which the flocks of sheep were driven to the sheep-market. "From the Tower of the watchmen to the fenced city," 2 Kings 17:9 . The Towers of the watchmen, or of the shepherds, stood alone in the midst of the plain, in which the shepherds and herdsmen who looked after the flocks, or watchmen, might lodge. King Uzziah caused several Towers to be built for the shepherds in the desert, and made many cisterns there, because he had a great number of flocks, 2 Chronicles 26:10 . ...
The Tower of the flock, and that which Isaiah 5:2 , notices, which was built in the midst of a vineyard, were of the same kind. ...
Tower OF BABEL. ...
Tower OF SHECHEM was a citadel, or fortress, standing upon a higher ground than the rest of the city, and capacious enough to contain above a thousand persons. This Tower, filled with the inhabitants of Shechem, was burned by Abimelech down to the very ground, together with those who had taken refuge in it
Meah, Tower of - (mee' uh) KJV transliteration of a Hebrew phrase meaning “Tower of the Hundred” (Nehemiah 3:1 ; Nehemiah 12:39 ). See Hundred, Tower of the
Edar - Tower of the flock, a Tower between Bethlehem and Hebron, near which Jacob first halted after leaving Bethlehem (Genesis 35:21 ). In Micah 4:8 the word is rendered "tower of the flock" (marg
Donjon - ) The chief Tower, also called the keep; a massive Tower in ancient castles, forming the strongest part of the fortifications
Hundred, Tower of - (KJV “Tower of Meah”) A Tower located on the north wall of Jerusalem which was restored by Nehemiah (Nehemiah 3:1 ; Nehemiah 12:39 ). The name perhaps refers to the height of the Tower (100 cubits?), the number of its steps, or the number of troops in its garrison
Edar, Tower of - This occurs only in Genesis 35:21 , and signifies 'Tower of the flock. ' Probably a Tower built by the shepherds for the protection of their flocks. The expression 'tower of the flock' occurs in Micah 4:8 (Edar in the margin ) as the stronghold of the daughter of Zion
Siloam, Tower, in - In connection with Ophel, there is mention made of "a Tower that lieth out ," ( Nehemiah 3:26 ) and there is no unlikelihood in connecting this projecting Tower with the Tower in Siloam, while one may be almost excused for the conjecture that its projection was the cause of its ultimate fall
Belfry - ) A room in a Tower in which a bell is or may be hung; or a cupola or turret for the same purpose. ) A bell Tower, usually attached to a church or other building, but sometimes separate; a campanile. ) A movable Tower erected by besiegers for purposes of attack and defense
Migdol - A Tower
Magdala - Tower; greatness
Tower - We meet with an account of many Towers in the word of God. The Tower of Babel. (Genesis 11:9) The Tower of Edar. (Exodus 14:2) The Tower of Shechem, (Judges 9:46) and the like. And we meet with the word Tower sometimes made use of by way of figure, such as the Tower of the flock, and God is my high Tower, etc. The Hebrews called every Tower by the general name of Migdol. The church is beautifully compared by Christ to a Tower in one of the Songs, Song of Song of Solomon 4:4 "Thy neck (said Jesus) is like the Tower of David, builded for an armoury; whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men. " What a gracious act in the Lord Jesus was it thus to speak of his church under such a comparison! The Tower of David, it is well known, was the strong hold of Zion which he took from the Jebusites, which anciently possessed what was not their right, Jerusalem. Now then as David here typified Christ driving out the strong man armed, who possessed the Lord's Zion not by right, but by deceit; so when the church was put in possession by her conquering Lord, her neck, by which may be considered all her members united to the head, even the Lord Jesus, becomes like a Tower, impregnable, and which Christ, the true David, builded for an armoury (for it is Christ that builds all, and supports and gives life and strength, to all). Here then on him and his building they hang all their bucklers and shields, even to a thousand and ten thousand; for all is founded in him, and to him, and by him; on him himself they hang all the glory of his Father's house? And what endears the whole is, that the humblest and east, as well as the highest and the best, are like this neck, like the Tower of David, united to the head
Antonia, Tower of - The Tower of Antonia is not mentioned directly in the Bible. Herod the Great built the Tower at the northwest corner of the Temple court to replace the Maccabean fort. The Tower was 75 feet high and was named for Herod's friend, Mark Anthony. Although the name “Antonia” is not used in the Bible, several references from the first century Jewish historian, Josephus, describe the appearance and function of the Tower of Antonia. ...
Josephus describes the splendor of the Tower with spacious apartments, elaborate baths, and beautiful courtyards. The Tower served as an official residence for the Roman procurators. Capable of accommodating at least a Roman cohort (500-600 men), the Tower housed portions of the Roman army used to guard the Jews inside the Temple court. Herod required that the vestments of the high priest be kept in the Tower to maintain control over the worship festivals of the Jews. ...
The pavement beneath the modern convent of Notre Dame de Sion has been thought to be the place of the Tower's courtyard, traditionally considered the site of Jesus' trial before Pilate (John 19:13 )
Migdalgad - Tower compassed about
Migdalel - Tower of God
Tower - TOWER. —‘Tower’ (πύργος) is mentioned three times in the Lord’s teaching: in the parable of the Wicked Husbandmen (Matthew 21:33, Mark 12:1), in the allusion to an accident in Siloam which led to the loss of eighteen lives (Luke 13:4), and in the illustration of the builder who was unable to complete his undertaking (Luke 14:28). Two, if not three, kinds of Tower may be referred to in these passages:—(1) The builder who exposed himself to ridicule by beginning what he could not finish (Luke 14:28) may be thought of as building a house. The larger houses in the Holy Land are sometimes provided at one end with a Tower-like annex. The ‘alîyyâh or upper storey, seen from a little distance, must suggest a Tower rather than a dwelling-house (see also Land and Book, ed. (2) The Tower in Siloam (ἐν τῷ Σιλωάμ, Luke 13:4) may have been connected with some fortifications. The walls of ancient Oriental cities were generally provided with Towers at frequent intervals. had sixty Towers (Josephus BJ v. 3), two of which, Hippicus and Phasaelus, are probably represented to some extent by two of the Towers of the modern citadel, the latter being partly preserved in the so-called David’s Tower (Picturesque Palestine, i. 222) suggests that the Tower may have been connected with the building of the aqueduct constructed by Pilate with money taken from the temple treasury (Josephus Ant. If the Tower was situated literally in Siloam, the nature of the ground may help to explain the accident. ‘Tower’). For the Tower of Antonia see art. (3) The vineyard Tower referred to in the two other passages (Matthew 21:33, Mark 12:1; cf. ) that ‘in many cases we still find the remains of the solidly-built Tower which commanded a view of the whole enclosure, and was probably the permanent residence of the keeper through the summer and autumn. Wright observes that every vineyard and garden in Syria has its Tower (Palmyra and Zenobia, p. 279) of a stone Tower in the Hauran constructed of black basalt, with a stone loft at the height of 14 feet, reached by a spiral staircase (see also Porter, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Bethany, p
Watch Tower - WATCH Tower
Migdol - Migdol (mĭg'dol), Tower. This name is rendered "tower" in the phrase "from the Tower of Syene," R
Ramath-Mizpeh - Elevation of the watch-tower
Ovens, Tower of the - See Furnaces, Tower of the
Watchtower - A Tower on a high place or built high enough to afford a person to be able to see for some distance. See Tower
Belfry - Sometimesa separate Tower is built, in a room of which the bell is placed. The mostremarkable of the campaniles is that at Pisa, commonly called the"Leaning Tower
Ophel - A Tower; darkness; small white cloud
Pylon - ) A low Tower, having a truncated pyramidal form, and flanking an ancient Egyptian gateway. ) An Egyptian gateway to a large building (with or without flanking Towers). ) A Tower, commonly of steelwork, for supporting either end of a wire, as for a telegraph line, over a long span. ) A post, Tower, or the like, as on an aerodrome, or flying ground, serving to bound or mark a prescribed course of flight
ra'Math-Miz'Peh - (high place of the watch-tower )
Campanile - ) A bell Tower, esp
Migdal Eder - NIV transliteration of Tower of Edar (Genesis 35:21 )
Eder - Genesis 35:21 ‘And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the Tower of Eder. ’ ’Eder means ‘a flock’; and the phrase Midgal-eder (‘flock-tower,’ cf. Micah 4:8 ) would have been the appellation given to a Tower occupied by shepherds for the protection of their flocks against robbers (cf. The Tower here mentioned lay between Bethlehem and Hebron (cf
Tower - When Towers are erected with other buildings, as they usually are, they rise above the main edifice. Before the invention of guns, places were fortified with Towers and attacked with movable Towers mounted on wheels, which placed the besiegers on a level with the walls. Tower bastion, in fortification, a small Tower in the form of a bastion, with rooms or cells underneath for men and guns. ...
Tower of London, a citadel containing an arsenal. ...
Sublime thoughts, which Tower above the clouds
Phare - ) A beacon Tower; a lighthouse
Babel - In Genesis 11:1-9, it is the location where the entire world spoke a single language and worked together to build a Tower into the heavens. The building of the Tower ceased and they dispersed
Babel - Confusion, the name of a lofty Tower, begun to be built by the descendants of Noah among who Nimrod was a leader, about one hundred and twenty years after the flood; so called because God there confounded the language of those who were employed in the undertaking, Genesis 10:10 11:9 . Their object in building the city and Tower, was to concentrate the population and the dominion at that spot; and as this was contrary to the divine purpose of replenishing the earth with inhabitants, and betrayed an ungodly and perhaps idolatrous disposition, God frustrated their designs by miraculously giving to different portions of the people different languages, or different modes of pronunciation and divergent dialects of the original language of man, thus causing them to disperse over the globe. The Tower was apparently left incomplete, but the foundation of the city was probably laid, and a portion no doubt of the builders continued to dwell there. It has been supposed that the Tower of Babel was afterwards finished, and called the Tower of Belus, within the city of Babylon. Herodotus visited this Tower, and describes it as a square pyramid, measuring half a mile in circumference at the base; from this rose eight Towers one above another gradually decreasing in the summit, which was reached by a broad road winding up around the outside. This Tower was used for astronomical purposes, but was chiefly devoted to the worship of Bel, whose temple contained immense treasures, including several statues of massive gold, one of which was forty feet in height. It Isaiah 190 feet high, and on the top rises an irregular Tower 90 feet in circumference and 35 feet high, built of the fine brick-with which the whole mound appears to have been faced. The Tower is rent asunder and mutilated at the top, and scathed as if by lightning-a monument, some have thought, of the just wrath of God
Overtower - ) To Tower over or above
Looplight - ) A small narrow opening or window in a Tower or fortified wall; a loophole
Siloam, Tower in - Nothing is known of the falling of this Tower except what the scripture states in Luke 13:4 . The village of Siloam is on the east slope of the Kidron valley, curiously formed as if ancient tombs had been appropriated, so that the houses appear to be clinging to the sides of the hill; it is not, however, known whether the Tower was in any way connected with this village
Shinar - Rendered remarkable for the Tower of Babel being built there
Meah - An hundred, a Tower in Jersalem on the east wall (Nehemiah 3:1 ) in the time of Nehemiah
Babel - Babel, Tower of (bâ'bel). Jewish tradition and early profane writers say that the Tower was destroyed. Rawlinson thinks that Birs Nimrûd cannot be identical with either the temple of Belus or the Tower of Babel, but concedes that it may be used to show the probable form of the Babel Tower. The Tower is represented as in the form of a pyramid, built in seven receding stories, each placed upon the southwestern side of the one below, and each of the first three being 26 feet high, each of the last four being 15 feet high
Campanile - : campana, bell) ...
The form of bell Tower which was developed by Lombard architects and has prevailed in Italy; usually a tall slender Tower, more or less detached from the church, without buttresses and crowned with a turret containing the belfry chamber
Mig'Dal-Gad - (tower of Gad ), a city of Judah, ( Joshua 15:37 ) in the district of the Shefelah, or maritime lowland
Migdal-el - Tower of God, a fortified city of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38 ), supposed by some to be identical with Magdala (q
Migdal-Edar - Tower of the flock, a place 2 miles south of Jerusalem, near the Bethlehem road (Genesis 35:21 )
Watchtower - ) A Tower in which a sentinel is placed to watch for enemies, the approach of danger, or the like
Hananel - ” Tower marking northern wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah led the nation to rebuild the Tower along with the rest of the Jerusalem wall (Nehemiah 3:1 ; Nehemiah 12:39 )
Siloam, Tower of - 5:4, section 2) was probably a Tower. Jotham "built much on the wall of Ophel" (2 Chronicles 27:3); "Manasseh compassed about Ophel" (2 Chronicles 33:14); a "tower lay (projecting) out" in Ophel (Nehemiah 3:26); such a projection might easily fall
Zeph'Athah - (watch-tower ) , The valley of, the spot in which Asa joined battle with Zerah the Ethiopian
Tower - 2 Samuel 22:51 (b) The Tower is a type of the high and safe place occupied by the children of GOD who hide in CHRIST and dwell in the secret place of the Most High. A Tower is firm and substantial. The Tower of Lebanon was evidently a lookout Tower, facing Syria where the watchman could discern quickly the coming of the enemy. ...
Matthew 21:33 (b) This Tower probably represents Mount Zion in the midst of Israel, and of Jerusalem, and was a watch-tower from which the enemy could be seen for many miles away
Tower - Migdâl (מִגְדָּלָה, Strong's #4026), “tower; small fortress; watchtower; podium. ...
Migdâl means “tower. 11:4 (the first occurrence of the word): “And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a Tower, whose top may reach unto heaven. And he spake also unto the men of Penuel, saying, When I come again in peace, I will break down this Tower” ( Towers safeguarding the gates of a city and spaced along city walls: “Moreover Uzziah built Towers in Jerusalem at he corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the [1], and fortified them” ( Dor haflagah - �the generation of the division,�) the generation who constructed the Tower of Babel and as punishment were divided and dispersed throughout the world
Peleg - The dispersal that followed the construction of the Tower of Babel occurred in the year that he died
Edar, Tower of - " The Tower was to watch the flock against wild beasts or robbers. " Probably the Tower of Edar answers to the present Khirbet Sir el Ghanem, "the ruin of the sheepfold," which however contains Christian remains, arches, cisterns, tombs, etc
Hananel - The name of a Tower on the wall of Jerusalem. it is coupled with the Tower of Hammeah (wh
Battering-Ram - It was sometimes in the lower part of a wooden Tower built upon wheels, and was worked by more than a hundred men; while the upper part of the Tower was filled with archers and slingers, Ezekiel 4:2 ; 21:22
Towers - A Tower afforded a refuge to the surrounding inhabitants, in case of invasion; and often, when most of a city was subdued, the Tower or citadel remained impregnable. A slight Tower or look-out was often erected for the keeper of a vineyard or flock, 2 Chronicles 26:10 Isaiah 5:2 Micah 4:8 Matthew 21:33 ; and travelers in Palestine see them in use at this day
ze'Phath - (watch-tower ), the earlier name, ( Judges 1:17 ) of a Canaanite town, which after its capture and destruction was called by the Israelites Hormah
Migdal-Gad - Tower of fortune, a town in the plains of Judah, probably the modern el-Mejdel, a little to the north-east of Ascalon (Joshua 15:37 )
Migdol - Tower. This word is rendered "tower" in Ezekiel 29:10 , but the margin correctly retains the name Migdol, "from Migdol to Syene;" i
Migdol - ("a Tower". , translated so for 'tower') to Syene" (Seveneh in the farthest S
Tower - Watch-towers or fortified posts in frontier or exposed situations are mentioned in Scripture, as the Tower of Edar, 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
Hananeel - God has graciously given, a Tower in the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:1 ; 12:39 )
Sechu - A hill or watch-tower, a place between Gibeah and Ramah noted for its "great well" (1 Samuel 19:22 ); probably the modern Suweikeh, south of Beeroth
Alan of Walsingham - He designed and built several chapels in Ely cathedral, England, and also rebuilt the great Tower
Zikkurat - ) A temple Tower of the Babylonians or Assyrians, consisting of a lofty pyramidal structure, built in successive stages, with outside staircases, and a shrine at the top
Migdal-el - The meaning of the name is very plain, from Migdol, Tower—and El, God, the Tower of God
Minaret - ) A slender, lofty Tower attached to a mosque and surrounded by one or more projecting balconies, from which the summon to prayer is cried by the muezzin
Walsingham, Alan of - He designed and built several chapels in Ely cathedral, England, and also rebuilt the great Tower
Zephath - Beacon; watch-tower, a Canaanite town; called also Hormah (q
Migdal el - ("the Tower of God"
Pulpit, - The Hebrew word is often translated 'tower
Munitions - The strong Tower of the righteous is impregnable and inaccessible to their foes, Isaiah 33:16
Magdala - A Tower, a town in Galilee, mentioned only in Matthew 15:39 . In the Talmud this city is called "the city of colour," and a particular district of it was called "the Tower of dyers
Eder - Tower near Bethlehem (Genesis 35:21 ; compare Genesis 35:19 ). Micah referred to Jerusalem as the “tower of the flock,” the same Hebrew expression as in Genesis (Micah 4:8 )
Castle - A military fortress (1 Chronicles 11:7 ), also probably a kind of Tower used by the priests for making known anything discovered at a distance (1 Chronicles 6:54 ). Castles are also mentioned (Genesis 25:16 ) as a kind of watch-tower, from which shepherds kept watch over their flocks by night
Zalmon, Mount - ) "Black forest," a wooded hill near Shechem, from which Abimelech brought boughs to burn the Tower of the city (Judges 9:48)
Tower of the Furnaces - (Nehemiah 3:11 ; 12:38 ), a Tower at the north-western angle of the second wall of Jerusalem
Fenced Cities - The village had sometimes a watchman's Tower, where the villagers repaired when in danger. Such Towers Uzziah built in the desert for the protection of husbandmen and cattle from marauding tribes (2 Chronicles 26:10). The defenses consisted of one or more walls with battlemented parapets and Towers at intervals (2 Chronicles 32:5; Jeremiah 31:38), whereon were war engines, also a citadel or Tower, the last resource of the defenders (Judges 9:46; Judges 9:51; 2 Kings 9:17; 2 Chronicles 26:9; 2 Chronicles 26:15). Ninety Towers crowned the oldest of Jerusalem's three walls, fourteen the second, sixty the third (B. The Tower of Hananeel is mentioned Jeremiah 31:38; Zechariah 14:10; Nehemiah 3:1, where also is mentioned "the Tower of Meah," "the Tower of the furnaces" (Nehemiah 3:11), "the great Tower that lieth out even unto the wall of Ophel" (Nehemiah 3:27)
Hananeel, Tower of - Either the same as "the Tower of Meeah," i. " Connected with "the corner gate" (which was on the other side of the sheep gate), also in Zechariah 14:10, where Ewald translated "on to the corner gate and Tower of Hananeel on to the king's wine presses
Turret - ) A little Tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure. ) A revolving Tower constructed of thick iron plates, within which cannon are mounted
Migdal-Gad - (mihg' dal-gad) Place name meaning, “Tower of Gad
ze'Pho - (watch-tower ), son of Eliphaz, son of Esau, ( Genesis 36:11 ) and one of the "dukes" or phylarchs of the Edomites
Thebez - ) A woman with a millstone, from the Tower which was the last, stronghold not yet taken, killed him (Judges 9:50-55; 2 Samuel 11:21)
Athenry, Galway, Ireland - The Cromwell period ruined the buildings, but the Tower and east window remain in good condition
Lighthouse - ) A Tower or other building with a powerful light at top, erected at the entrance of a port, or at some important point on a coast, to serve as a guide to mariners at night; a pharos
Sal'Mon, - a hill near Shechem, on which Abimelech and his followers cut down the boughs with which they set the Tower of Shechem on fire
Babel - ) The city and Tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place
Migdol - A Tower, a frontier town in Northern Egypt towards the Red Sea, Jeremiah 44:1 ; 46:14 ; Ezekiel 29:10 ; 30:6
Sal'Mon, - a hill near Shechem, on which Abimelech and his followers cut down the boughs with which they set the Tower of Shechem on fire
Shinar - Here the rebels against God's will built the Βabel Tower (Genesis 11:2-3)
Water Tower - ...
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A Tower or standpipe used as a reservoir to deliver water at a required head, as to a fountain
Turreted - ) Formed like a Tower; as, a turreted lamp
Shinar - a province of Babylonia, where men undertook to build the Tower of Babel, Genesis 11:2 ; Genesis 10:10
Siloah - Near this was a Tower, Luke 13:4
Babel, Tower of - The Tower built the builders at Babel constructed which became a symbol of their defiance against God (Genesis 11:1-6)
me'ah - (a hundred ) , The Tower of, one of the Towers of the wall of Jerusalem when rebuilt by Nehemiah, ( Nehemiah 3:1 ; 12:39 ) appears to have been situated somewhere at the northeast part of the city, outside of the walls of Zion
Dor - It has been identified with Tantura (so named from the supposed resemblance of its Tower to a tantur, i. This Tower fell in 1895, and nothing remains but debris and foundation walls, the remains of an old Crusading fortress
Belfry - (Late Latin: berefredus, watch-tower) ...
The upper section of a church steeple containing bells, or a bell-tower independent of other buildings. They originated in movable Towers of wood used anciently in attacking fortified places. Later, stationary Towers were used as lookouts and as watchtowers on public buildings, being equipped with bells in the 12th and 13th centuries, to warn of danger, assemble meetings, etc
Antonia - A Tower or fortress built by Herod the Great near the temple at Jerusalem in which he placed a guard to watch over the approaches to the sacred edifice. There is a Tower, now called Antonia, on the N
Little Ease - Dungeon in the Tower of London, built in the thickness of the wall, in which the prisoner could neither sit, stand, nor lie, but was compelled to serve his sentence in a crouching position
Glendalough, Ireland, School of - The ruins comprise the great church, a round Tower, Saint Kevin's "Cro," and the church of the Blessed Virgin
Richard Creagh - Arrested on account of his faith, he was imprisoned in the Tower of London from 1567 till his death
Mag'Adan - (a Tower )
Bastile Bastille - ) A Tower or an elevated work, used for the defense, or in the siege, of a fortified place
Derrick - ) The pyramidal structure or Tower over a deep drill hole, such as that of an oil well
Overtop - ) To rise above the top of; to exceed in height; to Tower above
Babylonish - The city stood on the river Frat, or Euphrates, and it is supposed, on the spot where the Tower of Babel was founded
Babel, Tower of - The Birs Nimrud was probably its site, and gives an idea of its construction, being the best specimen of a Babylonian temple Tower. This implies that the temple Towers were used as astronomical observatories; which Diodorus expressly states of the temple of Belus. The temple at Warka is of ruder style than the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11). The cement is mud; whereas in the Tower of Babel they" burnt them thoroughly," and had bitumen ("slime") "for mortar. The Tower of Babel was probably synchronous with Peleg (Genesis 10:25) when the earth was divided, somewhat earlier than 2300 B. "Not long after the flood men were so puffed up with their strength and stature that they began to despise the gods, and labored to erect the Tower now called Babylon, intending thereby to settle heaven. But when the winds approached the sky, lo, the gods called in the aid of the winds and overturned the Tower
Thebez - City in Ephraim, It was taken by Abimelech except the Tower, from which he was killed by a piece of a millstone
Millo - Probably a Tower; for in Judges 9:6; Judges 9:46; Judges 9:49 Millo is interchanged with Migdal, "a Tower
Bedingfield, Sir Henry - As lieutenant of the Tower of London, he had charge of Princess Elizabeth, who was suspected of duplicity in Wyatt's rebellion
Johnson, Robert, Blessed - Arrested in 1580, he was imprisoned in the Tower, tried with Saint Edmund Campion and others, convicted of complicity in the pretended Rheims and Rome plot, and hanged
Rondel - ) A small round Tower erected at the foot of a bastion
Robert Johnson, Blessed - Arrested in 1580, he was imprisoned in the Tower, tried with Saint Edmund Campion and others, convicted of complicity in the pretended Rheims and Rome plot, and hanged
Tower - 1: πύργος (Strong's #4444 — Noun Masculine — purgos — poor'-gos ) is used of "a watchtower in a vineyard," Matthew 21:33 ; Mark 12:1 ; probably, too, in Luke 14:28 (cp. Isaiah 5:2 ); in Luke 13:4 , of the "tower in Siloam," the modern Silwan, which is built on a steep escarpment of rock
Migdol - A Semitic word meaning ‘tower,’ borrowed by the Egyptians of the New Kingdom, and common as a word and in place-names. Ezekiel 29:10 ; Ezekiel 30:6 , where ‘from Migdol to Syene’ is the true reading, instead of ‘from the Tower of Seveneh
Magdala - Buckingham came to a small village in this situation called Migdal, close to the edge of the lake, beneath a range of high cliffs, in which small grottoes are seen, with the remains of an old square Tower, and some larger buildings, of rude construction, apparently of great antiquity. Migdol implies a Tower, or fortress; and this place, from having this name particularly applied to it, was doubtless, like the Egyptian Migdol, one of considerable importance; and may be considered as the site of the Migdal of the Naphtalites, as well as the Magdala of the New Testament
Barbacan - ) A Tower or advanced work defending the entrance to a castle or city, as at a gate or bridge
Spire - (Anglo-Saxon: spir, a stalk) ...
A tapering construction crowning a steeple or Tower or surmounting a building
John Houghton, Blessed - Refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy, he was imprisoned in the Tower and hanged
John Felton, Blessed - Arrested for affixing to the gates of the palace of the Bishop of London a copy of the Bull of Pope Saint Pius V, excommunicating the queen, he was taken to the Tower, racked three times, hanged, and quartered
Tongues, Confusion of - The descendants of Noah built a Tower to prevent their dispersion; but God "confounded their language" (Genesis 11:1-8 ), and they were scattered over the whole earth
Magdala - (mag' duh luh) Place name perhaps meaning, “tower
Houghton, John, Blessed - Refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy, he was imprisoned in the Tower and hanged
Arundell, Henry - Falsely implicated in the Oates Plot he was imprisoned in the Tower for five years
Tower - The term is also used symbolically: "the name of Jehovah is a strong Tower
Sheep Gate - Between the Tower of Meah and the chamber of the corner, or gate of the guard house or prison gate
Anto'Nia - There was a Tower at each corner
Fisher, John, Blessed - Refusing to take the oath of succession which acknowledged the issue of Henry and Anne as legitimate heirs to the throne, he was sent to the Tower, 1534. Relics in Saint Peter's Church in the Tower
John Fisher, Blessed - Refusing to take the oath of succession which acknowledged the issue of Henry and Anne as legitimate heirs to the throne, he was sent to the Tower, 1534. Relics in Saint Peter's Church in the Tower
Nose - Among the rest he saith, "her nose is as the Tower of Lebanon, which looketh towards Damascus. And not only the discoveries, by the smell of his garments, of righteousness, like the myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, but the looking towards Damascus, implying the extent of that longing for Christ which, like the Tower, or an high mountain, may be seen from afar off; so the church is always on the look-out for Jesus, when coming over the mountains of spices and hills of frankincense
Babel, Tower of - The name given to the Tower which the primitive fathers of our race built in the land of Shinar after the Deluge (Genesis 11:1-9 ). Their object in building this Tower was probably that it might be seen as a rallying-point in the extensive plain of Shinar, to which they had emigrated from the uplands of Armenia, and so prevent their being scattered abroad. ...
The Birs Nimrud, at ancient Borsippa, about 7 miles south-west of Hillah, the modern town which occupies a part of the site of ancient Babylon, and 6 miles from the Euphrates, is an immense mass of broken and fire-blasted fragments, of about 2,300 feet in circumference, rising suddenly to the height of 235 feet above the desert-plain, and is with probability regarded as the ruins of the Tower of Babel
Ziggurat - Most biblical scholars believe the Tower of Babel was a ziggurat (Genesis 11:3-9 )
Syene - The expression, 'from the Tower of Syene,' is better translated 'from Migdol to Syene,' even unto the border of Ethiopia, as it is in the margin
Antonia - one of the Towers of Jerusalem, called by Herod after M. The Romans generally kept a garrison in this Tower; and from thence it was that the tribune ran with his soldiers to rescue St
Belasyse, John, Baron - Impeached in connection with the Titus Oates Plot, he was imprisoned without trial in the Tower of London
Peniel or Penuel - A town beyond the Jordan, and near the Jabbok; defended by a strong Tower, which Gideon broke down because the men of Penuel refused to aid him against the Midianites, Judges 8:8-17
Inspection Gate - The Hebrew word is related to that of Jeremiah 52:11 , so some interpreters read, “prison Tower” here
Aspire - ) To rise; to ascend; to Tower; to soar
Babel - ...
The Tower and the city which were built were intended to be a monument of human pride, for they sought to “make a name” for themselves (Genesis 11:4 ). ...
Ruins of numerous temple-towers, called ziggurats, have been found in the region of Babylon. It is possible that ruins of the great temple-tower to Marduk found in the center of ancient Babylon is the focus of this narrative. We possess descriptions of this Tower, recorded by ancient historians, as it stood undamaged and unravaged by time
Baal Zephon - Gesenius explains the name is sacred to Typhon; others from the root tsaphah , "to watch" equating to "watchtower," as Migdol also means "tower
Oven - The words "tower of the furnaces" (Nehemiah 3:11 ; 12:38 ) is more properly "tower of the ovens" (Heb
Magdala - (Hebrew: migdal, Tower, fortress) ...
A town in Galilee, 2
Nemrod - From the supposed root of his name (Hebrew: marad, he revolted), he has been credited with having instigated the building of the Tower of Babel and as being the author of Babylonian idolatry
Bricks - ) The bricks used in the Tower of Babel were burnt bricks, cemented in the building by bitumen ( Genesis 11:3 )
Nimrod - From the supposed root of his name (Hebrew: marad, he revolted), he has been credited with having instigated the building of the Tower of Babel and as being the author of Babylonian idolatry
Magdala - Magdala (măg'da-lah), Tower
Zalmon - Mountain near Shechem where Abimelech and his men cut brush with which to burn the Tower of Shechem (Judges 9:48-49 )
Build - ...
Moody built a Tower, the Moody church and school. ...
Livingston built a Tower in Africa, the opening up of the dark continent to GOD. Bingham built a Tower, the Sudan Interior Mission. ...
Hudson Taylor built a Tower, the China Inland Mission. ...
What Tower are you building for GOD?...
Romans 15:20 (a) Paul describes his work and ministry as a work of building
Meath, Ireland, Diocese of - Pagan and Christian historic relics abound, including Brugh-na-Boinne, cemetery of the pagan kings, Tara and several royal palaces, and the sculptured crosses and round Tower of Kells
John Storey, Blessed - He fled to Antwerp, was arrested there, brought to England, and put to death in the Tower, for his faith
John Story, Blessed - He fled to Antwerp, was arrested there, brought to England, and put to death in the Tower, for his faith
Syene - toward Ethiopia (Ezekiel 29:10; Ezekiel 30:6); not as KJV "from the Tower of Syene
Tour - ) A Tower
Lofty - Elevated in place high as a lofty Tower a lofty mountain
Storey, John, Blessed - He fled to Antwerp, was arrested there, brought to England, and put to death in the Tower, for his faith
Story, John, Blessed - He fled to Antwerp, was arrested there, brought to England, and put to death in the Tower, for his faith
Babel - The word 'Babel' occurs but twice: in Genesis 10:10 it is the name of the first place mentioned as the beginning of the kingdom of Nimrod; and in Genesis 11:9 the Tower and city are called 'Babel,' because there the language of man was confounded so that they did not understand one another. The Tower was to be very high 'unto heaven,' not with any thought of reaching heaven, but it declared the lofty imagination of man's heart in the desire to make them a name, and to form a gathering point, which would prevent their being scattered
Castle - ) A small Tower, as on a ship, or an elephant's back
Antonia - There was a Tower at each corner, and it was isolated by high walls and trenches
Leslie, John - He spent several years in prison at Ely and the Tower for having favored the projected marriage of Mary with Norfolk, but in 1573 was exiled to the continent
John Leslie - He spent several years in prison at Ely and the Tower for having favored the projected marriage of Mary with Norfolk, but in 1573 was exiled to the continent
Ramath-Mizpeh - The height of Mizpeh or of the watch-tower (Joshua 13:26 ), a place mentioned as one of the limits of Gad
Assayer - The KJV takes the word from the Hebrew root for Tower, which is spelled the same as the root word for assayer
Edward Powell, Blessed - Deprived of his benefices, he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he underwent a rigorous confinement
Babel - the Tower and city founded by the descendants of Noah in the plain of Shinar. The time when this Tower was built in differently stated in the Hebrew and Samaritan chronologies. It removes the difficulties with which the Hebrew chronology invests the whole history, by giving time, while it allows the dispersion to have taken place in the latter part of Peleg's life, for the thirteen sons of his younger brother Joktan to have become heads of families; for Noah and his sons to have died, as it is proved they must have done, prior to the emigration from Armenia; for Nimrod, instead of being a boy, to have been of an age suitable to his exploits, and to have acquired the sovereign command, not, in the face of all probability, while the four great patriarchs were living, but after their decease; and for the families of mankind to have multiplied sufficiently to undertake the stupendous work of the Tower. Here, under the command of their new leader, and his dominant military and sacerdotal Cuthites, by whom the original scheme of idolatry, the groundwork of which was probably laid in Armenia, was now perfected; and, with the express view to counteract the designs of the Almighty in their dispersion into different countries, they began to build the city and Tower, and set up a banner which should serve as a mark of national union, and concentrate them in one unbroken empire; when they were defeated and dispersed by the miraculous confusion of tongues. The Tower of Belus in Babylon, mentioned by Herodotus, was probably either the original Tower of Babel repaired, or it was constructed upon its massive foundations. The remains of this Tower are still to be seen, and are thus described by Captain Mignan, in his Travels in Chaldea:—...
"At daylight I departed for the ruins, with a mind absorbed by the objects which I had seen yesterday. This solid mound, which I consider, from its situation and magnitude, to be...
the remains of the Tower of Babel, (an opinion likewise adopted by...
that venerable and highly distinguished geographer, Major Rennell,) is a vast oblong square, composed of kiln-burnt and sun-dried bricks, rising irregularly to the height of one hundred and thirty- nine feet, at the south-west; whence it slopes toward the north-east to a depth of one hundred and ten feet. It is not difficult to trace brick work along each front, particularly at the south-west angle, which is faced by a wall, composed partly of kiln-burnt brick, that in shape exactly resembles a watch Tower or small turret
Newdigate, Sebastian, Blessed - Tried before the council, he was condemned to the Tower, and executed with Thomas Exmew and Humphrey Middlemore
Thebez - Abimelech led his army against this place, because of its participation in the conspiracy of the men of Shechem; but as he drew near to the strong Tower to which its inhabitants had fled for safety, and was about to set fire to it, a woman cast a fragment of millstone at him, and "all to brake his skull" i
John Gerard - Flung into the Tower of London, he was brutally tortured, but remained unconquerable
se'Chu - (the watch-tower ), a place mentioned once only -- ( 1 Samuel 19:22 ) --apparently as lying on the route between Saul's residence, Gibeah, and Ramah (Ramathaim-zophim), that of Samuel
Preachers: Speak After Death - The rustics declare that they have heard the bells still ringing, far down in the bowels of the earth, just as they did when they hung aloft in the Tower
Abbey, Evesham - Surrendered to Henry VIII, 1539, its demolition began, and only a few isolated fragments remain, including the great bell Tower built by Abbot Clement Lichfield, c1533 ...
Evesham Abbey - Surrendered to Henry VIII, 1539, its demolition began, and only a few isolated fragments remain, including the great bell Tower built by Abbot Clement Lichfield, c1533 ...
Baal Zephon - or the god of the watch Tower, was probably the temple of some idol, which served at the same time for a place of observation for the neighbouring sea and country, and a beacon to the travellers by either
Siloah - There was also a Tower at Siloam
Sebastian Newdigate, Blessed - Tried before the council, he was condemned to the Tower, and executed with Thomas Exmew and Humphrey Middlemore
Gerard, John - Flung into the Tower of London, he was brutally tortured, but remained unconquerable
Daughter, Scavenger's - Skevington, lieutenant of the Tower in the reign of King Henry VIII
Margaret Pole, Blessed - Margaret was arrested in 1538, and after a long period of ill-treatmentin the Tower, was beheaded
Minories, the - It runs southward from Aldgate to George Street in, the direction of the Tower and of the Thames
Ophel - In 2 Kings 5:24 this word is translated "tower" (RSV, "hill"), denoting probably some eminence near Elisha's house
Sheep-Gate, the, - (Nehemiah 3:1,32 ; 12:39 ) It stood between the Tower of Meah and the chamber of the corner, ch
Ophel - The same word is translated 'tower' in 2 Kings 5:24 , as in the margin of some of the above passages
Shinar - It was where Nimrod established his kingdom, and where the Tower of Babel was built
Serug - 1:6, section 8) says Serug means "provocation," and that idolatry began in his time, but confined to pictures, and that the religion of mankind up to his time was Scythic, after Serug and the building of the Babel Tower it was Hellenic or Greek
Chalcedony - Another description represents it as of the color of a pale flame, shining out of doors, obscure in a house, not easily cut, and attributes to it the Tower of attracting light substances
Syene - "From Migdol," the Tower, "unto Syene," denotes the whole length of Egypt from north to south, Ezekiel 29:10 ; 30:6
Scavenger's Daughter - Skevington, lieutenant of the Tower in the reign of King Henry VIII
Siloam - Luke 13:4 is a reference more to an unknown Tower at Siloam than to Siloam. The Tower may have been an aborted effort to protect the water supply
Cities - Pococke, speaking of a bridge not far from Antioch, called the iron bridge, says, there are two Towers belonging to it, the gates of which are covered with iron plates; which he supposes is the reason of the name it bears. The watchman, in a time of danger, seems to have taken his station in a Tower, which was built over the gate of the city. The whole inhabitants of Thebez, unable to resist the repeated and furious assaults of Abimelech, retired into one of these Towers, and bid defiance to his rage: "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 gat them up to the top of the Tower. " The extraordinary strength of this Tower, and the various means of defence which were accumulated within its narrow walls, may be inferred from the violence of Abimelech's attack, and its fatal issue. "And Abimelech came unto the Tower, and fought against it, and went hard unto the door of the Tower, to burn it with fire. The city of Shechem had a Tower of the same kind, into which the people retired, when the same usurper took it and sowed it with salt, Judges 9:46 . These strong Towers which were built within a fortified city, were commonly placed on an eminence, to which they ascended by a flight of steps. Such was the situation of the city of David, a strong Tower upon a high eminence at Jerusalem; and the manner of entrance, as described by the sacred writer: "But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallum, unto the stairs that go down from the city of David," Nehemiah 3:15
Durham, England, Diocese of - The present cathedral, begun in 1093, has a Tower 214 feet high
Killaloe, Ireland, Diocese of - The remains of the cathedral of Inniscathy and a round Tower may still be seen
Lombardic Architecture - A fine example is the gallery in the central Tower of the Cistercian church at Chiaravalle near Milan
Millo - ...
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In Judges 9:6,20 it is the name of a rampart in Shechem, probably the "tower of Shechem" (9:46,49)
Calneh - The place where the Tower of Babel was built, according to the Septuagint and Arab tradition, taken by Assyria in the eighth century B
Lombard Romanesque - A fine example is the gallery in the central Tower of the Cistercian church at Chiaravalle near Milan
Pulpit - ' ...
The pulpit is the Thermopyho of Protestantism, the Tower of the flock, the Palladium of the church of God
Migdal-Gad - The name ‘Tower of Gad’ probably points to its having been a seat of idolatry, where the Canaanites worshipped Gad ‘Good Luck’ or ‘Fortune
Architecture, Lombardic - A fine example is the gallery in the central Tower of the Cistercian church at Chiaravalle near Milan
Pihahiroth - At this place the Egyptians had a migdol or Tower, and one of their dunghill gods, called Baal-Zephon, had a temple here, as if to watch that no runaway servant or slave might escape from Egypt; at least, it was intended to act as a bugbear to deliver the fugitive
Salmon - A hill near Shechem on which Abimelech cut down the boughs with which they set on fire the Tower of Shechem
Migdol - A Tower remarable in Israel's history, to which they arrived soon after their leaving Egypt
Romanesque, Lombard - A fine example is the gallery in the central Tower of the Cistercian church at Chiaravalle near Milan
Mig'Dol - (tower ), the name of one of two places on the eastern frontier of Egypt
Penuel - ) It then had a Tower. ...
Hence arose Jeroboam's need of rebuilding the Tower which Gideon had broken down long before, and which lay due E
Penuel - On his return, Gideon slew the men of this city and razed its lofty watch-tower to the ground
Ivory - The ‘tower of ivory’ ( Song of Solomon 7:4 ) may also have been a building decorated with ivory
Caesarea - It was first called "Strato's Tower
Babylonia - Babylon, ancient capital of Babylonia, is regarded as the site of the Tower of Babel ...
Delaroche, Hippolyte - His "Death of Queen Elizabeth" and "Children of Edward IV in the Tower" are in the Louvre, and the "Death of the Duke of Guise" is in the Chantilly Museum
Delaroche, Paul - His "Death of Queen Elizabeth" and "Children of Edward IV in the Tower" are in the Louvre, and the "Death of the Duke of Guise" is in the Chantilly Museum
Magdala - The name Mary "Magdalene" shows there was a "Magdala" probably a later form of Migdol, "a Tower
Shinar, the Land of - Here the Tower of Babel was built (Genesis 11:1-6 ), and the city of Babylon
Torches - Although it was the time of full moon, yet in the valley of the Kidron "there fell great, deep shadows from the declivity of the mountain and projecting rocks; there were there caverns and grottos, into which a fugitive might retreat; finally, there were probably a garden-house and Tower, into whose gloom it might be necessary for a searcher to throw light around
Mint - The only mint now in Great Britain is in the Tower of London
Hippolyte Delaroche - His "Death of Queen Elizabeth" and "Children of Edward IV in the Tower" are in the Louvre, and the "Death of the Duke of Guise" is in the Chantilly Museum
Pitch - The ark of Noah and that of Moses were rendered waterproof by it; and the bricks of the Tower of Babel were cemented with it
Fawkes, Guy - After trial he was executed, January 1606, at the Tower with Thomas Winter, Rokewood, and Keyes
Kiln - It is possible that the part of the wall around Jerusalem known as the “Tower of the Ovens” ( Nehemiah 3:11 REB) got its name from a potter's kiln
Guy Fawkes - After trial he was executed, January 1606, at the Tower with Thomas Winter, Rokewood, and Keyes
Penuel - On his return he broke down the Tower and slew the men of the city
Barbara, Saint - Emblems: a Tower, palm, chalice, and canon
Nimrod - Nimrod is supposed to have begun the Tower of Babel; and his name is still preserved by a vast ruinous mound, on the site of ancient Babylon
Ophel - It appears to have been enclosed by a wall, and fortified by a strong Tower, 2 Chronicles 27:3 33:14 ; and is thought to be meant by the Hebrew Micah 4:8
Mizpah - Or Miz'peh, watch-tower; the look-out. The name in Hebrew here has the article before it, "the Mizpeh," "the watch-tower. ...
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A city of Benjamin, "the watch-tower", where the people were accustomed to meet in great national emergencies (Joshua 18:26 ; Judges 20:1,3 ; 21:1,5 ; 1 Samuel 7:5-16 )
Shinar, Plain of - ...
The Tower of Babel was built in Shinar (Genesis 11:2-9 )
Zephath - ("watchtower") (Judges 1:17). Palmer makes Sebaita the city of Zephath, and Meshrifeh, three miles off, its protecting Tower
Syene - Ezekiel 29:10 , describing the desolation to be brought upon Egypt, says, "Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will make the land of Egypt utterly desolate, from the Tower of Syene even to the border of Cush," or Arabia or, as some read it, "from Migdol to Syene," implying, according to either version of the passage, the whole length of the country from north to south
Partner - ...
Those of the race of Shem were no partners in the unbelieving work of the Tower
Babel - It were unnecessary for me to add, that Babel was the name given to the Tower which the impiety of men began to build after the deluge. " But for this diversity of language the glory of this miracle would have been wanting; since, had all nations, as before the confusion at the Tower of Babel they did, spoken but one language; the disciples of Jesus would have needed the use of no other
Pitch - In the second passage it is described as applied for cement in building the Tower of Babel. It is known that the plain of Shinar did abound with it, both in its liquid and solid state; that there was there a cave and fountain which was continually casting it out; and that the famous Tower and no less famous walls of Babylon were built by this kind of cement, is confirmed by the testimony of several ancient authors
Orkney, Scotland, Diocese of - Close by is the Mass Tower dating from 1550, which was built by Bishop Reid
Hill, Hill Country - KJV uses Tower, fort, and stronghold in the three passages
Kildare And Leighlin, Ireland, Diocese of - The school of Kildare for men and women was founded by Saint Brigid in the 5th century; became a home of sanctity and learning; suppressed during Elizabethan persecution; the Round Tower is all that remains
Pekah - He conspired against his master, attacked him in the Tower of his royal palace of Samaria, and having slain him, B
Bricks - The Tower of Babel was constructed of brick, cemented with bitumen
o'Phel - (2 Chronicles 33:14 ) It appears to have been near the "water-gate," (Nehemiah 3:26 ) and the "great Tower that lieth out
Dundee, Scotland - Among its many churches, five of which are Catholic, the most interesting is "Town Churches," consisting of Saint Mary's, Saint Paul's, and Saint Clement's, the three under one roof, surmounted by a square Tower called the "Old Steeple," once the belfry of a church erected in the 12th century
Erech - "Standing on the summit of the principal edifice, called the Buwarizza, a Tower 200 feet square in the centre of the ruins, the beholder is struck with astonishment at the enormous accumulation of mounds and ancient relics at his feet
Direction - A star appeared int eh direction of a certain Tower
Pane - ) A compartment of a surface, or a flat space; hence, one side or face of a building; as, an octagonal Tower is said to have eight panes
Morter - This is spoken of as early as Genesis 11:3 , in reference to building the Tower of Babel: they used brick for stone and slime for morter
Detail - , or (called larger details) a porch, a gable with its windows, a pavilion, or an attached Tower
Tongues, Confusion of - They had said, "Let us build us a city and a Tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth
Tower - ) A headdress of a high or Towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress. ) 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
Peel - ) A small Tower, fort, or castle; a keep
Mag'Dala - (a Tower ). Towers, which stood in Palestine, was probably the place of that name which is mentioned in the Jerusalem Talmud as near Tiberias, and this again is as probably the modern el-Mejdel , a miserable little Muslim village, of twenty huts on the water's edge at the southeast corner of the plain of Gennesareth
Migdol - (mihg' dahl) Transliteration of Hebrew word meaning, “tower, watchtower, fortress. ...
Since migdol could be used as a proper name, Migdol, or as a common noun, “tower,” two questions remain unresolved. See Watchtower, Egypt
Burn - 11:3 in the Tower of Babel story: “Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. Thus, the door of a city Tower was “burned” ( Zacchaeus - At Er-riha (Jericho) there is a large, venerable looking square Tower, which goes by the traditional name of the House of Zacchaeus
Ophel - Here was the "great Tower" (Eder? Hebrew Micah 4:8) and the Levites' residence
Glasgow University - It moved, 1870, to Gilmore Hill, a commanding site, where it occupies a fine Early English structure with central Tower and spire designed by Sir G
Ophel - The Hebrew term is used with an uncertain meaning in 2 Kings 5:24 for “tower,” “hill,” (NAS), “citadel” (NRSV)
Antwerp - The cathedral, built 1354-1530, is cruciform, with triple aisles and an ambulatory, has a Tower 400 feet high, and contains Rubens's "Descent from the Cross
Anvers - The cathedral, built 1354-1530, is cruciform, with triple aisles and an ambulatory, has a Tower 400 feet high, and contains Rubens's "Descent from the Cross
University, Glasgow - It moved, 1870, to Gilmore Hill, a commanding site, where it occupies a fine Early English structure with central Tower and spire designed by Sir G
Mizpah or Mizpeh - A watch Tower, ...
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Judgment Hall - The site of Pilate's praetorium in Jerusalem has given rise to much dispute, some supposing it to be the palace of King Herod, others the Tower of Antonia; but it was probably the latter, which was then and long afterward the citadel of Jerusalem
ba'Bel - Of these by far the most striking is the vast ruin called the Birs-Nimrud , which many regard as the Tower of Babel, situated about six miles to the southwest of Hillah. [1] III. " (Jeremiah 51:37 ) Ba'bel, Tower of. The "tower of Babel" is only mentioned once in Scripture, ( Genesis 11:4,5 ) and then as incomplete. But the Birs-Nimrrud though it cannot be the Tower of Babel itself; may well be taken to show the probable shape and character of the edifice
Mole - Among the Romans, a kind of mausoleum, built like a round Tower on a square base, insulated, encompassed with columns and covered with a dome
Refiner - Translated for "tower" and "fortress" (Jeremiah 6:27), "I have set thee for an assayer and explorer," separating the metal from the dross "among My people
Remembrance: How to be Had in - Should our names perish, may the truths we taught, the virtues we cultivated, the good works we initiated, live on and blossom with undying energy, ...
'When time his withering hand hath laid On battlement and Tower
Judgment Hall - The site of Pilate's prætorium in Jerusalem has given rise to much dispute, some supposing it to be the palace of king Herod, others the Tower of Antonia; but it was probably the latter, which was then and long afterward the citadel of Jerusalem
Watchmen - Watchmen always had a station at the gate of a city and in the adjacent Tower, 2 Samuel 18:24-27 2 Kings 9:27 ; also on hill-tops overlooking a large circuit of terraced vineyards, whence they could "see eye to eye," and "lift up the voice" of warning or of cheer, Isaiah 52:7,8 ; and their responsible office, requiring so much vigilance and fidelity, illustrates that of prophets and ministers, Jeremiah 6:17 Ezekiel 33:1-9 Hebrews 13:17
Caesare'a - In Strabo's time there was on this point of the coast merely a town called "Strato's Tower," with a landing-place, whereas in the time of Tacitus Caesarea is spoken of as being the head of Judea
Mizpah - Mizpah (mĭs'pah) and Mizpeh (miz'peh), watch-tower. The summit commands a wide view, and is in harmony with the name Mizpeh, or "watch-tower
Siloam - ...
The phrase ‘tower in Siloam’ (Luke 13:4) perhaps indicates that this part of the city was called Siloam, ‘the Tower’ being part of the adjoining wall
Fenced Cities - There were in Palestine (1) cities, (2) unwalled villages, and (3) villages with castles or Towers (1 Chronicles 27:25 ). The fortifications consisted of one or two walls, on which were Towers or parapets at regular intervals (2 Chronicles 32:5 ; Jeremiah 31:38 ). Around ancient Jerusalem were three walls, on one of which were ninety Towers, on the second fourteen, and on the third sixty. The Tower of Hananeel, near the north-east corner of the city wall, is frequently referred to (Nehemiah 3:1 ; 12:39 ; Zechariah 14:10 )
Bells - The ringing of the Tower-bell at the Elevation of the Host and the Chalice at the principal Mass on Sunday is a practise dating from the 13th century, a signal, to those not present at the Mass, to kneel and adore
Hard - Besides other meanings which are still in use, ‘hard’ sometimes means close: Judges 9:52 ‘And Abimelech … went hard unto the door of the Tower to burn it with fire’; Psalms 63:8 ‘My soul followeth hard after thee’; Acts 18:7 ‘Justus … whose house joined hard to the synagogue
Lantern - ) A cage or open chamber of rich architecture, open below into the building or Tower which it crowns
Edward vi - Crowned at the age of nine, he died when he was but sixteen, and was buried in Henry VII's Chapel by Cranmer with Protestant rites, while his sister Mary, whom he had continually harassed for her adherence to the Faith, had Mass said for him in the Tower
Shadow - Shade within defined limits obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a plane and represtnting the form of the body which intercepts the rays of light as the shadow of a man, of a tree or a Tower
Judgment Hall - Probably the Tower of Antonia was the Praetorium of Pilate
Hormah - This place, or perhaps the watch-tower commanding it, was originally called Zephath (Judges 1:17 ), the modern Sebaiteh
Baal-Zephon - And Migdol, which means a Tower, was a watch-place, where it is probable that this idol was placed to watch, or pretend to watch, at the extremity of the kingdom of Egypt, on this part to the sea, by way of deterring runaway servants, or slaves, like Israel, from attempting their escape
Nebo (2) - The Tower of Nebo had the form of the seven spheres
Brick - The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:3 ), made of bricks, had mortar of slime, a tar-like substance
Prison - word here used (sohar) means properly a round Tower or fortress
Epoch - Six other epochs are commonly reckoned in sacred history:...
the building of the Tower of Babel, which was, according to Dr
Pretorium - This was the palace built by Herod at Jerusalem, near the Tower of Antonia, with which it had communication
Accad - At the distance of about six miles from the modern town of Bagdad, is found a mound, surmounted by a Tower-shaped ruin, called by the Arabs Tell Nimrood, and by the Turks Nemrood Tepasse; both terms implying the Hill of Nimrod. In the remains of the Tower, the different layers of sun-dried brick, of which it is composed, may be traced with great precision. The solidity and the loftiness of this pile, unfashioned to any other purpose, bespeak it to be one of those enormous pyramidal Towers which were consecrated to the Sabian worship; which, as essential to their religious rites, were probably erected in all the early cities of the Cuthites; and, like their prototype at Babylon, answered the double purpose of altars and observatories
Shadow - ) Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the rays of light; as, the shadow of a man, of a tree, or of a Tower
Remembrance - Those proceedings and remembrances are in the Tower
Wonder - The seven wonders of the world were the Egyptian pyramids, the Mausoleum erected by Artemisia, the temple of Diana at Ephesus, the walls and hanging gardens of Babylon, the colossus at Rhodes, the statue of Jupiter Olympius, and the Pharos or watch-tower of Alexandria
Miz'Pah - and Miz'peh ( a watch-tower ), the name of several places in Palestine. (Genesis 31:52 ) On this natural watch-tower did the children of Israel assemble for the choice of a leader to resist the children of Ammon. These conditions are satisfied by the position of Scopus, the broad ridge which forms the continuation of the Mount of Olives to the north and cast, from which the traveller gains, like Titus, his first view, and takes his last farewell, of the domes, walls and Towers of the holy city
Ostensorium - Originally shaped ]ike a Tower, the form now uscd is a band of metal about two inches deep encircling crystals in front and back, between which is placed the lunette holding the Sacred Host
Monstrance - Originally shaped ]ike a Tower, the form now uscd is a band of metal about two inches deep encircling crystals in front and back, between which is placed the lunette holding the Sacred Host
Scatter - ” The word is used 3 times in the story of the Tower of Babel ( Sharon - All travellers describe the view of the plain from the Tower of Ramleh as one of surpassing richness and beauty. Near by are the immense olive-groves of Ramleh and Lydda and amid them the picturesque Towers, minarets, and domes of these villages; while the hillsides towards the northeast are thickly studded with native hamlets
Caesarea - It was anciently a small place, called the Tower of Strato, but was rebuilt with great splendor, and strongly fortified by Herod the Great, who formed a harbor by constructing a vast breakwater, adorned the city with many stately buildings, and named it Caesarea, in honor of Augustus
Tongues, Confusion of - The belief that the world, after the Flood, was re-populated by the progeny of a single family, speaking one language, is reconciled in the Bible with the existing diversity of tongues by a story which relates how the descendants of Noah, in the course of their wanderings, settled in the plain of Shinar, or Babylonia, and there built of brick a city, and a Tower high enough to reach heaven, as a monument to preserve their fame, and as a centre of social cohesion and union. word bâlal , ‘to confuse’), and partly by the presence, at or near Babylon, of the ruins of some great Tower, which looked as though it had originally been designed as a means to scale heaven. Two such Towers, or ziqqurats , were the temple of Merodach (or Marduk) in Babylon (supposed to be beneath the mound of Babil ), and the temple of Nebo in Borsippa (the ruins of which form the mound of Birs Nimroud ); and knowledge of one or other of these may have helped to shape the narrative
Broach - ) A spire rising from a Tower
Jezreel - It had a watch-tower, on which a sentinel stood
Architecture - (Luke 21:5 ) The town of Caesarea was built on the site of Strato's Tower; Samaria was enlarged, and received the name of Sebaste
Nimrod - And from that Nimrod was led on to build cities with walls, and Towers, and barracks, and fortresses. ...
Archbishop Whately thinks that the whole story of the building of the Tower of Babel, the confounding of the speech of the builders, and their consequent disruption and dispersion, north, south, east, and west, is a veiled history of a great outbreak of religious controversy in that early and eastern day. Whately had to come out about the Tower of Babel in one of the foreign tongues of Babel, and behind the veil of anonymity. A living writer in the same church looks on the Tower of Babel as a 'sublime emblem'; and Landor makes Isaac Barrow and Isaac Newton talk together in his noble English about that Tower as if it had been, at the top at least, the first astronomical observatory of those Babylonian fathers of that queen of the sciences. For we are all working at the building of that Tower: we are all too much given over to words and to names, to sects and to parties, to men and to churches. Let every man enter into himself, and he will be sure to find a whole Tower of Babel, with all its consequences, standing in his own mind and in his own heart continually. The only possible escape from that Tower and its confoundings and confusions is to get clean away from the letter which killeth, and to go down into the spirit which giveth liberty and life
Babel - Βabel (Hebrew) means Babylon; so that "the Tower" should be designated "the Tower of Babel. because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth," in order to counteract their attempt by a central city and Tower to defeat God's purpose of the several tribes of mankind being "scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth," and to constrain them, as no longer "understand one another's speech," to dispel The Talmud says, the site of Tower of Babel is Borsippa, the Bits Nimrud, 7 1/2 miles from Hillah, and 11 from the northern ruins of Babylon. Borsippa (the Tongue Tower) was a suburb of Babylon, when the old Babel was restricted to the northern ruins. Nebuchadnezzar's temple or Tower of Nebo stood on the basement of the old Tower of Babel. Also their "tower, whose top (pointed toward, or else reached) unto heaven," was designed as a self-deifying, God-defying boast. Their Tower toward heaven may have marked its religious dedication to the heavens (sabeanism, worship of the tsaba , the hosts of heaven), the first era in idolatry; as also the first effort after that universal united empire on earth which is to be realized not by man's ambition, but by the manifestation of Messiah, whose right the kingdom is (Ezekiel 21:27). "The Lord came down to see the city and the Tower, which the children of men builded," i. ...
The temple of Belus was a kind of pyramid, of eight square Towers, one above the other, the basement Tower being 200 yards each way, and a winding ascent round the Tower leading to the summit, on which was a chapel sacred to the god but containing no statue. Ctesias says there were 250 Towers on the walls to guard the weakest parts. Smith regarded as the Tower of Babel) six miles S. around the base; surmounted by a Tower. Rawlinson found by excavation the Tower consisted of seven stages of brickwork on an earthen platform three feet high, each stage of different color. high, flat at the top, 200 yards long, 140 yards broad (the temple Towers of lower Babylonia had all this oblong shape)
Fort, Fortification - The oldest fortifications in Israel are at Jericho, where a Neolithic stone Tower and part of a wall have been dated to 7,000 B. Beginning in the Early Bronze Age mudbrick walls, Towers, and gates were built on stone foundations at Ai, Arad, Beth Yerah, Gezer, Jericho, Megiddo, and elsewhere. Examples of huge, dressed stone walls and gate Towers of the Hellenistic/Roman Periods may be seen today at Samaria, Caesarea Maritima, and Tiberias
Tekoa - Now Teku'a; within sight of "the Frank mountain," the site of Herod's castle, formerly Bethhaccerem; broken columns, heaps of bevelled stones, cisterns,and square foundations of houses, mark the site which is on a broad topped hill, with the remains of a square Tower at the N
Mount - ) To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to Tower aloft; to ascend; - often with up
Hawk - The common translation does not give the full force of the passage:...
"Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom?" The real meaning is, "Doth she know, through thy skill or wisdom, the precise period for taking flight, or migrating and stretching her wings toward a southern or warmer climate?" The passage is well rendered by Sandys: —...
"Doth the wild haggard Tower into the sky, And to the south by thy direction fly?" ...
Her migration is not conducted by the wisdom and prudence of man, but by the superintending and upholding providence of the only wise God
Babylon - ...
Babylon first appears in the Bible under the guise of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11 ). The great evil of the Tower builders is their sinful pride against the rule of God
Daniel o'Connell - He had bequeathed his heart to the Eternal City and his body to Ireland, where it rests under the beautiful round Tower at Glasnevin, Dublin
Cashel, Ireland, Archdiocese of - The round Tower, Cormac's chapel (1134), and an ancient cross are also of interest
o'Connell, Daniel - He had bequeathed his heart to the Eternal City and his body to Ireland, where it rests under the beautiful round Tower at Glasnevin, Dublin
Caesarea - Sebastos = "Augustus"), on the site of an old town called "Strato's Tower
Abimelech - Three years afterwards the men of Shechem rose against Abimelech; he defeated them and destroyed their city, and sowed it with salt While attacking Thebez, he was mortally wounded by a piece of a millstone thrown upon his head by a woman from the top of the Tower
Litany of Loreto - ...
Tower of David, pray for us. ...
Tower of ivory, pray for us
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Tower of David, pray for us. ...
Tower of ivory, pray for us
Jerusalem - Of all the structures of Jerusalem, only three Towers and a part of the western wall were left standing. It commenced somewhat east of the Tower of Hippicus, on the northwest border of Zion, included Acra and part of Bezetha, and united with the old wall on the east. To ascertain the exact location of "the Tower Gennath," where this wall began, and trace its course "in a circuit" to Antonia, would show whether the traditional site of Calvary, now far within the city limits, lay within or without the ancient wall. ...
The third wall, commenced by Herod Agrippa only ten years after the crucifixion of Christ, ran from the Tower Hippicus nearly half a mile northwest to the Tower of Psephinos, and sweeping round by the "tombs of the kings," passed down east of Bezetha, and joined the old eastern wall. ...
The preceding plan of Ancient Jerusalem exhibits the walls, gates, Towers, and other prominent objects in and around the city, with as much accuracy as can be secured, now that it has borne the ravages of so many centuries, been nearly a score of times captured, and often razed to the ground. It covers the site of the ancient temple and of the great Tower Antonia. From this corner, the wall runs irregularly west by south, crosses mount Zion, leaving the greater part of it uninclosed on the south, and at its western verge turns north to the Jaffa gate, where the lower part of a very old and strong Tower still remains. The upper part of this Tower is less ancient and massive. It is known as "the Tower of David," and is generally thought to have been the Hippicus of Josephus. It is flanked at unequal distances by square Towers, and has battlements running all around on its summit, with loopholes in them for arrows or muskets
Mesopotamia - Here was the plain of Shinar (Genesis 11:2; Genesis 14:1), where the Babel Tower and kingdom were
Batanists - "Are your subjects, " said the old man of the mountain to the son-in-law of Amoury, king of Jerusalem, "as ready in their submission as mine?" and without staying for an answer, made a sign with his hand, when ten young men in white, who were standing on an adjacent Tower, instantly threw themselves down
City - ...
So, "the Tower of Edar," i
Vine, Vineyard - The ‘tower’ (Matthew 21:33 etc
Mount - To rise to ascend to Tower to be built to a great altitude
High - ) Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as, a high mountain, Tower, tree; the sun is high
Siloam - ...
Nothing is known respecting the "tower" near Siloam, the fall of which killed eighteen men
Vine, Vineyard - A winepress was cut in the rock, and a watch Tower ( Isaiah 5:2 , Matthew 21:33 ) was built to guard against intruders. In such a Tower the owner’s family will probably pass all the grape season; during the vintage a large proportion of the people are to be found living in the vineyards
Shepherd - (Isaiah 38:12 ) In certain localities, moreover, Towers were erected for the double purpose of spying an enemy at a distance and of protecting the flock; such Towers were erected by Uzziah and Jotham, (2 Chronicles 26:10 ; 27:4 ) while their existence in earlier times is testified by the name Migdal-edar (Genesis 35:21 ) Authorized Version "a Tower of Edar;" (Micah 4:8 ) Authorized Version "tower of the flock
Vine - Both Isaiah (Isaiah 5) and the Lord Jesus make a vineyard with fence and Tower, the stones being gathered out, the image of Judah (Matthew 21:33). The square "tower" was to watch against depredations, and for the owner's use; the "fence" to keep out wild boars, foxes, jackals, etc. The "fence" may represent the law, the "stones" gathered out Jerome thinks are the idols; the "tower" the temple "in the midst" of Judaea; the "winepress," generally hewn out of the rocky soil, the altar
Magdala - A watch-tower on the north border of the town is a present suggestion of the derivation of the name Mejdel or its Greek form Migdol. The Tower gives evidence of a date of construction comparatively modern, but it is doubtless the successor of an older outlook or watch-tower, which commanded the gateway to the southern section of the Gennesaret plain
Deliverance, Deliverer - The picture of God as deliverer is paralled with the images of a rock, fortress, helper, and strong Tower
Shechem - Under the Judges the city was taken by Abimelech, when about a thousand men and women took refuge in the Tower, which was destroyed by fire
Cellar - ’ Josephus uses the same word, κρύπτη, in a way to make its meaning very clear: ‘They set a Tower on fire, and leapt into the ‘cellar beneath’ (BJ, v
Penuel - Penuel is mentioned also in the history of Gideon, as a place with a strong Tower or castle which Gideon destroyed ( Judges 8:8-9 ; Judges 8:17 ); it may be inferred from this passage that Penuel was a little E
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To increase the strength of a wall, the earliest builders were content to add to its thickness by means of buttresses, which, by increasing the projection, gradually pass into Towers. ]'>[3] ; see the plans of the walls and Towers of Tell Zakariya etc. Besides strengthening the wall, the projecting Towers were of the first importance as enabling the defenders to command the portion of the walls, technically the ‘curtain,’ between them. Billerbeck, a recognized authority on ancient fortifications, has shown that the length of the curtain between the Towers was determined by the effective range of the bows and slings of the period, which he estimates at 30 metres, say, 100 feet ( Der Festungsbau im Alten Orient , 4f. This wall is provided with ‘long narrow Towers, of small projection, at intervals of 90 feet,’ which is precisely the distance between the Towers of Sargon’s city at Khorsabad. The most famous Towers in later Hebrew history are the three ‘royal Towers’ of Herod’s Jerusalem Hippicus, Phasaelus, and Mariamne. The Towers in particular were provided with projecting battlements supported on corbels springing from the wall. Such was the ‘strong Tower’ of Thebez (Jg. ]'>[1] ), and the Tower of Jezreel ( 2 Kings 9:17 ). ), the ‘strong holds’ fortified and provisioned by Rehoboam ( 2 Chronicles 11:11 ), the ‘castles and Towers’ built by Jotham ( 2 Chronicles 27:4 ), and many more. A smaller isolated fort was named ‘the Tower of the watchmen’ ( 2 Kings 17:9 ; 2 Kings 18:8 ). These were as few as possible, as being the weakest part of the defence, and for the same reason the strongest Towers are found on either side of the gates (cf. The most effective arrangement was to make the gateway a passage through a single gate-tower, which projected beyond both the outer and inner faces of the wall. Here we further learn that it was usual to have a stair leading up to an upper storey in the gate-tower ( 2 Samuel 18:33 ), the roof of which was apparently on a level with the top of the city wall ( 2 Samuel 18:24 ). In place of a straight passageway through the Tower, a passage bent at a right angle like the letter L increased the possibilities of defence. In most cases the base of the L would be on the inside, towards the city, but in one of the Taanach forts above referred to the outer gate is in the side of an outer Tower, and it is the inner gate that is in line with the walls (see restored plan in Vincent, op. In war time, at least, a sentinel was posted on the roof of the gate-house or Tower ( 2 Samuel 18:24 , cf. The Assyrian battering-ram ended either in a large spear-head, as with the Egyptians, or in a flat head shod with metal, and was worked under the shelter of large wooden Towers mounted on four or six wheels, of which there are many representations in the Assyrian wall sculptures (see illustr. These Towers were sometimes of several storeys, in which archers were stationed, and were moved forward against the walls on the mounds above described. Here we see the massive battering-rams detaching the stones or bricks from an angle of the wall, while the defenders, by means of a grappling-chain, are attempting to drag the ram from its covering Tower. ]'>[7] is, of course, meant the ordinary bow and arrows; but Uzziah is credited by the Chronicler with having ‘made engines invented by cunning men to be on the Towers and upon the battlements to shoot arrows and great stones withal’ ( 2 Chronicles 26:15 ). The mounds supporting the besiegers’ Towers were undermined, and the Towers themselves and the other engines set on fire ( 1Ma 6:15 ; cf. ...
In addition to the efforts of the bowmen, slingers, and javelin-throwers, who manned the walls, boiling oil was poured on those attempting to place the scaling-ladders, or to pass the boarding-bridges from the Towers to the battlements
Gezer - Some of these Tower over nine feet high
Tongues, Confusion of - Tower OF]'>[1] Inscription of Nebuchadnezzar
Albany - During the episcopacy of Bishop Francis McNeirny, the cathedral was enlarged and an apse, new sacristies, and a Tower were added
Measure - ...
Third, middâh sometimes represents a “measured portion” of a thing: “Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hashub the son of Pahath-moab, repaired the other piece, and the Tower of the furnaces” ( Mac'Cabees - After gaining several victories over the other generals of Antiochus, Judas was able to occupy Jerusalem except the "tower," and purified the temple exactly three years after its profanation
Caesarea - It became known as Strato's Tower, using the king's Greek name. The excavated synagogue, near the location of Strato's Tower, may be the “Synagogue of Revolt
Mount of Olives - It is to-day known as Jebel et-Tûr (the mountain of the elevation or Tower) by the Moslems, and as Jebel ez-Zeitûn (the mount of olives) by native Christians and, indeed, also by Moslems. summit, of practically equal height, is the traditional Mount of the Ascension, and has for some years been distinguished by a lofty Tower erected by the Russians. The second path, still steeper, branches off from this just above the Garden of Gethsemane, and after passing the traditional scene of the lamentation of Jesus over the city, leads to-day to the Russian Tower and buildings. Beyond this enclosure lie, pile above pile, the domed houses of the modern city, interspersed with the minarets, the synagogue domes, and the church Towers of the followers of the three great Semitic religions: most prominent of all are the two domes and the massive Tower which go to make up the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. lie the battlements of the so-called Tower of David, and behind that, on the horizon, the W
Dove - ...
Since early medieval times the Holy Eucharist was reserved for the sick in a dove-shaped vessel suspended to the baldachino over the altar; later the dove was enclosed in a Tower upon the altar
City - A fenced city was a city surrounded by fortifications and high walls, with watch-towers upon them (2 Chronicles 11:11 ; Deuteronomy 3:5 ). There was also within the city generally a Tower to which the citizens might flee when danger threatened them (Judges 9:46-52 )
Doorway - ...
Pethach basically represents the “opening through which one enters a building, tent, Tower (fortress), or city
Bel - Bel had a temple erected to him in the city of Babylon, on the very uppermost range of the famous Tower of Babel, wherein were many statues of this pretended deity; and one, among the rest, of massy gold, forty feet high
Lebanon - "The Tower of Lebanon which looketh towards Damascus," Song of Song of Solomon 7:4 , is brought to recollection by the accounts given by modern travelers of the ruins of ancient temples, built of stones of vast size
Prophecy - In penning a sketch of this subject, Matthew imitates a painter depicting from an eminence the landscape before him: the Tower of the village church in the near foreground, and the mountain peak in the dim and remote horizon, rise side by side on his canvas
Mock, Mocker, Mocking - A — 1: ἐμπαίζω (Strong's #1702 — Verb — empaizo — emp-aheed'-zo ) a compound of paizo, "to play like a child" (pais), "to sport, jest," prefixed by en, "in" or "at," is used only in the Synoptists, and, in every instance, of the "mockery" of Christ, except in Matthew 2:16 (there in the sense of deluding, or deceiving, of Herod by the wise men) and in Luke 14:29 , of ridicule cast upon the one who after laying a foundation of a Tower is unable to finish it
Foreigner - The Tower of Babel incident (11:1-9) is the reason for these divisions, as God confuses the language and disperses the human race. Pentecost (Acts 2 ) reversed the judgment of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9 )
Shem - ) The Hamitic Babel Tower builders perhaps sneered at the religion of Shem the father of the faithful, the worshipper of "Jehovah God of Shem. "...
"Go to, let us build us a city and Tower
Nazareth - And one of the hills that ‘girdle quiet Nazareth’ was a perfect watch-tower, set in the midst of the Holy Land and the mighty Roman Empire, for the young Prophet who was to give the city so great a place in history. The most likely suggestion is that it signifies ‘Watch-tower’ (from נֹצָרֶת, Aram
Nazareth - And one of the hills that ‘girdle quiet Nazareth’ was a perfect watch-tower, set in the midst of the Holy Land and the mighty Roman Empire, for the young Prophet who was to give the city so great a place in history. The most likely suggestion is that it signifies ‘Watch-tower’ (from נֹצָרֶת, Aram
Name - ...
Shêm can be a synonym for “reputation” or “fame”: “Go to, let us build us a city and a Tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth” ( Palace - Terms designating a strongly fortified section of the king's residence often replaced palace: citadel (1 Kings 16:18 ; 2 Kings 15:25 ); Tower (Psalm 122:7 NRSV; Song of Song of Solomon 8:9 NIV); stronghold ( Isaiah 34:13 ; Amos 1:4 NRSV); fortress ( Amos 1:4 NIV); battlement (Song of Song of Solomon 8:9 NRSV; parapet, REB)
Nazareth - The name Nazareth perhaps means 'a watch Tower' (now en-Nasrah), but is connected in the New Testament with Netzer, 'a branch' (Isaiah 4:2 ; Jeremiah 23:5 ; Zechariah 3:8 ; 6:12 ; Matthew 2:23 ), Nazarene being quite a different word from Nazarite
Olives, Mount of - The peak north of this is commonly called Olivet proper; it is unfortunately spoilt by a hideous bell-tower and some other modern monastic buildings
Castle - ...
Migdal is a defense Tower which may stand alone in the countryside as a watchtower ( 1 Chronicles 27:25 ). Battle axes were used to break down such Towers (Ezekiel 26:9 )
Castle - Tower, a view of the whole sacred precincts, while two staircases (ἀναβαθμοί, Acts 21:35, καταβἀσεις, Jos
Mountain Range - 11:4, the men who built the Tower at Babel erroneously thought they were going to reach God’s dwelling place)
Nebuchadnezzar - Within this were two other walls and a great Tower, besides the palace buildings, courts, gardens, etc. If not actually on the site of the Tower of Babel mentioned in the Bible, and the temple of Belus described by Herodotus, this building would seem to have been erected on the same general plan
Babylon - Evidence of projecting Towers was found at regular intervals along the inner wall, but no such indication remains for the outer one although there probably were Towers there as well. ...
Adjacent to Esagila was the great staged Tower or ziggurat named Etemenanki, “the foundation house of heaven and earth. This was apparently the model for the “Tower of Babel. ” On its southern side a triple flight of steps led to the second story, the rest of the Tower being ascended by means of ramps
Lebanon - Jeremiah (Jeremiah 18:14) asks, "will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the field (a poetical name for Lebanon Towering above the surrounding plain)? Or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place (from the distant rocks) be forsaken?" None. "The Tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus" is Hermon (Song of Solomon 7:4)
James - ...
The death of James reportedly was at the order of the high priest Ananus, and was either by stoning (according to Flavius Josephus, first century historian of the Jews) or by being cast down from the Temple Tower (after Hegesippus, early Christian writer, quoted by the third-century Christian historian Eusebius)
Caesarea - ) Also Stratonis, from Strato's Tower, and Palaestinae, and Maritime
Caesarea - It was rebuilt by Herod the Great on the site of ‘Straton’s Tower’ (Jos
High - Extending a great distance above the surface of the earth elevated lofty of great altitude as a high mountain a high Tower
Top - ) To rise aloft; to be eminent; to Tower; as, lofty ridges and topping mountains
Baal - The worship of Baal was established in Babylon in the famous Tower of Babel, the uppermost room of which served at the same time as an observatory, and as the repository of a collection of astronomical observations
Prison - Some take the expression to signify a round Tower used as a prison, others consider it ‘the Hebraized form of an Egyptian word’ (see Driver, Com
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The main part of the third Vision is the revelation by the lady of the Church under the image of a Tower being built by angels upon the waters of baptism. ’ The Tower is supported by seven women. They are crowned and sent into the Tower with some of the others. Upon the rock a Tower (the Church) is being built by angels, of stones that are brought through the gate. A curious feature is the introduction of the Son of God, already symbolized by the rock and the gate, as the glorious man who inspects the Tower and rejects certain of the stones. In view of the Roman character of the Shepherd, it is interesting to note that the Tower which represents the Church is represented as founded, not on Peter, but, in the third Vision, upon the waters of baptism, and, in the ninth Parable, upon the rock of the Son of God
Samaria - A watch-mountain or a watch-tower
Bread - Besides there were public bakers (Hosea 7:4), and in Jerusalem a street tenanted by bakers (Jeremiah 37:21); Nehemiah mentions "the Tower of the furnaces," or ovens (Nehemiah 3:11; Nehemiah 12:38)
Gaza - ...
Hezekiah gave the decisive blow to the Philistines, "even unto Gaza and the borders thereof, from the Tower of the watchmen to the fenced city" (2 Kings 18:8)
Abimelech - Thence he marched to Thebez, nine miles eastward, and took the town; but when trying to burn the Tower was struck on the head by a piece of a millstone cast down by a woman
Euthymius (4), Abbat in Palestine - She built a Tower about 4 miles S
University of Oxford -
Magdalen (Maudlin), founded 1458, by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, on the site of the ancient hospital of Saint John the Baptist; from the summit of its Tower a Latin hymn has been sung at 5 A
Jezreel (1) - , and a watchtower for noticing arrivals from the Jordan quarter. ...
An old square Tower still standing may occupy its site
Golgotha - The first wall, that of David and Solomon, encompassed the Upper City (Zion), and its north line ran eastward from the Tower of Hippicus to the wall bounding the temple area. ‘The second wall had its beginning from the gate called Gennath, which belonged to the first wall, and, encircling only the northern quarter of the city, it extended as far as the Tower Antonia’ (BJ v. Immediately east of the Tower of David (at or near which Hippicus must have stood) a narrow ridge runs north and south, connecting the two hills Zion and Acra and separating the head of the Tyropœon Valley from the valley west of the Jaffa gate. The stones correspond in size and work to those in the base of the Tower of David, a few yards farther south. Merrill cites the statement of Josephus, that Titus ‘threw down the entire northern portion,’ but left the southern standing and placed garrisons in its Towers. From the statement that Titus made his attack ‘against the central Tower of the north wall’ he argues further, that if the wall ran from near Hippicus to Antonia in such a way as to exclude the traditional site of the Sepulchre, the two parts of the wall after it was broken in the middle should have been designated the ‘eastern’ and ‘western’; but Josephus calls them the ‘northern’ and ‘southern,’ a description which is obviously more appropriate to a wall which ran well to the west and north of the traditional site (Presb
Caesarea - A city rebuilt by Herod the Great on the site of Straton’s Tower, on the coast of Palestine, between Joppa and Dora. Its special features were a large harbour protected by a huge mole and by a wall with 10 lofty Towers and colossi; a promenade round the port, with arches where sailors could lodge; a temple of Augustus raised on a platform, and visible far out at sea, containing two colossal statues of Rome and the Emperor; a system of drainage whereby the tides were utilized to flush the streets; walls embracing a semicircular area stretching for a mile along the sea-coast; two aqueducts, one of them 8 miles in length, displaying great engineering skill; a hippodrome; an amphitheatre capable of seating 20,000 persons; a theatre; a court of justice, and many other noble structures
Fig - The Jews' sin was, they were singled out by God from all nations (Amos 3:2), and had the Tower to bring forth the leaves of precocious profession but not the will to bring forth the fruit of faith and love
Shepherd - ...
Towers were sometimes erected to spy a foe afar off, and to guard the flock (2 Chronicles 26:10; 2 Chronicles 27:4, compare "tower of Edar," Genesis 35:21; Micah 4:8)
Caesarea - It was on the site of the Tower of Strato
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Builder of a Tower, Luke 14:28-30,33
Garden - An enclosure in the suburbs, fenced with a hedge or wall (Isaiah 5:5; Proverbs 24:31), planted with flowers, shrubs, and trees, guarded (from whence comes "garden") by watchmen in a lodge or Tower (Isaiah 1:8, when the lodge is forsaken by the keeper, the bore poles leaning every way and the green boughs of the roof scattered, there could scarcely be a more vivid picture of Zion's desolation, Mark 12:1) to drive away wild beasts and robbers (Job 27:18)
Speak - Before the dispersion from the Tower of Babel all men spoke the same “words” or language ( See, Perceive - ...
A fourth idea of seeing is “to examine”: “And the Lord came down to see the city and the Tower …” ( Nimrod - 1:4) and the tortures represent him as building, in defiance of Jehovah, the Babel Tower
Agriculture - (Amos 9:9 ) Fields and floors were not commonly enclosed; vineyard mostly were, with a Tower and other buildings
Babylon - The wall of Babylon was surmounted by 250 Towers, and it had 100 gates of brass. The temple of Belus, a vast pyramid or Tower, 600 feet square, having eight stages or stories, and according to Rawlinson 480 feet high, with a winding ascent passing around it, and a chapel of a god at the top
Babylon - According to Strabo, Xerxes destroyed the Tower of Belus
Jerusalem - In 2 Chronicles 26:9 ; 2 Chronicles 26:15 is the record of his fortifying the city with additional Towers and ballistas; the work of strengthening the fortifications was continued by Jotham ( 2 Kings 15:35 , 2 Chronicles 27:3 ). corner of the wall a rock-scarp which seems to have been prepared for a strong Tower, identified with the Tower of the furnaces ( Nehemiah 3:11 ). Among his works, which we can only catalogue here, were the royal palace; the three Towers Hippicus, Phasaelus (named after his brother), and Antonia; a theatre; and, above all, the Temple. Of these structures nothing remains, so far as is known, of the palace or the theatre, or the Hippicus Tower: the base of Phasaelus, commonly called David’s Tower, is incorporated with the citadel; large fragments of the Tower Antonia remain incorporated in the barracks and other buildings of the so-called Via Dolorosa, the street which leads through the city from the St
Nethinim - the southern and eastern slope of the Temple hill, or more particularly that part of it which reached to the Water-gate on the east, and to the Tower projecting from the royal palace ( Nehemiah 3:28 )
Gilgal - side of wady Kelt, one mile and a third from the Tower of modern Jericho (Eriha); toward the E
Humour - the king who went to war with a light heart (Luke 14:31), and the man who could not finish his Tower (Luke 14:28)
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The perversion of the fallen will is revealed in the defiant attitude of all who build the blasphemous Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9 )
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Religion Scholars assign the famous staged-temple-tower or ziggurat “E-temen-an-ki” to his reign. This giant structure may have influenced the biblical writer in...
his narrative of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:4-9 )
Lot - One is reminded of the story of the Tower of Babel where the people had gathered in one place (they had migrated from the east) to build themselves a city and make a name for themselves, so that they would not be scattered over the face of the earth and live like sojourners (Genesis 11:1-4 )
Assembly - The reference is to the council (πὰν τὸ συνέδριον, Acts 22:30) summoned by Lysias the tribune of the Roman garrison in the Tower of Antonia, consequent upon the tumult in the Temple, and St
Go Down - Yârad may also be used of “coming down,” when the emphasis is on “moving downward” toward the speaker: “And the Lord came down to see the city and the Tower” of Babel ( Nehemiah, Theology of - ...
A wooden Tower was built large enough for fifteen people to stand on. The purpose of this Tower was for the reading of the Word (8:4-5)
Babylon, History And Religion of - Just north of Esagila lay the huge stepped Tower of Babylon, a ziggurat called Etemenanki and its sacred enclosure. Its seven stories perhaps Towered some 300 feet above the city. ...
In Judeo-Christian thought, Babylon the metropolis, like the Tower of Babel, became symbolic of man's decadence and God's judgment
Flood - Genesis 1-11 graphically depicts the defection of Adam and Eve, the disaster of Cain, and the alienation at the Tower of Babel
City - Such was the ‘ strong Tower within the city’ of Thebez ( Judges 9:51 )
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Apart from any further occurrence of the word ‘chance’ in Authorized and Revised Versions of the Gospels, the idea of hap or chance may seem to be conveyed by the use of ‘haply’ in Mark 11:13, where Jesus is said to have come to the fig-tree, ‘if haply he might find anything thereon,’ and in Luke 14:29, where He Himself says of the builder who could not finish his Tower, ‘lest haply when he hath laid a foundation, and is not able to finish it
Aenon - … Higher up, the valley becomes very narrow, and the rocky precipices Tower to a sublime height
Ravels - He frequents the ruined Tower or the deserted habitation
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Tower and warring king
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(2 Kings 2:5; 2 Kings 4:1; 2 Kings 6:1-2; 2 Kings 5:24, for "tower" translated "the hill" before the city: Keil)
Jeru'Salem - ) Attached to the northwest angle of the temple was the Antonia, a Tower or fortress. (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. He then adds that the number of Towers in the old wall was 60, the middle wall 40, and the new wall 99. The modern wall, built in 1542, forms an irregular quadrangle about 2 1/2 miles in circuit, with seven gates and 34 Towers
No - from the Tower of Syene (N
Lebanon - In Song of Solomon 7:4 it is referred to as ‘the Tower of Lebanon that looketh towards Damascus
Husbandman - Men are working in the clumps of vines (Matthew 21:28), from which the wine-press peeps (Mark 12:1), and where the watch-tower stands upon its bolder coign (Mark 12:1)
Damascus - The writer of Canticles, in his appreciation of the sensuous beauty of scenery, has not forgotten Damascus: the nose of the Shulammite is compared to the ‘tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus’ ( Song of Solomon 7:4 )
Habakkuk - The prophet, retiring to his watch-tower, whence he looks out over the world, to see it in ruins, receives an oracle which he is bidden to write down on tablets for all to read
Magnify - ” This noun, which occurs 49 times, usually refers to a Tower or a “strong place” ( Vine - The deserted hut or Tower, in which a watchman kept guard during, the season of ripe grapes, Psalm 80:12-13 Song of Song of Solomon 2:15 , becomes, when all are gathered, an apt image of desolation, Isaiah 1:8
Light - Any thing that gives light as a lamp, candle, taper, lighted Tower, star, &c
Jerusalem - Four great Towers stood at the N. Solomon, besides the Temple and Palace, enlarged and strengthened the wall with Towers (Jos. Uzziah repaired the walls, building Towers at the corner gate (the N. of Zion, so that the Tower at this turning defended both Zion and the temple from attacks from the S. Also he made engines to be on the Towers and bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones with. He made strong or fortified the ΜΙLLΟ (the article marks it as a well known place), probably a large Tower at one particular part of the wall (Judges 9:6; Judges 9:46; Judges 9:49, where Μille is interchanged with Μigdol "a Tower"
Tombs - 5:4, section 2; 3, section 2; 12, section 2) says the wall reached from the Tower Psephinus (on the ridge above the pool Birket Mamilla) to the site opposite the monument of Helena; then it extended a long way until it passed the sepulchral caverns of the kings. Its site was between the Tower Psephinus and the royal caverns (Josephus B
Tomb - The tomb was situated outside the third wall near a gate between the Tower Psephinus and the Royal Caverns
Reserve - When He spoke of those on whom the Tower fell, and of the Galilaeans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices (Luke 13:1-5), the old problem of the suffering of the innocent was suggested; but He shed no light upon it
Melita - The Maltese have attached the name of San Paolo to a church (1610) and a Tower near the bay, and they drink out of the ‘Ayin tal Razzal’, or Fountain of the Apostle
Forsaking All - ’ Then He added two parables,—the Unfinished Tower and the Two Kings,—warning against the folly of embarking upon an enterprise which one is incapable of carrying through
Pilate - Probably the Tower of Siloam was part of the aqueduct work, hence its fall was regarded as a judgment; the Corban excluded the price of blood, as Matthew 27:6
Habakkuk, Theology of - Habakkuk finds upon his watch Tower a theology sufficient even for a nation confronted with its demise
Theophilus (2) - seems to see, as the main obstacles to the Faith, not hypocrisies, nor Jewish backsliding, but the temptations of wealth and social position acting upon half-hearted converts; and his sayings about building the Tower, putting the hand to the plough, renouncing all one’s possessions, and hating father and mother, are pathetic indications of what must have been going on in the divided household of many a young Theophilus
Head - Elsewhere the word represents the topmost end of a natural or constructed object: “Go to, let us build us a city and a Tower, whose top may reach unto heaven …” ( Jerusalem - extremity it was marked by the three Towers of Herod the Great-Hippicus, Phasaël, and Mariamne (or Mariamme); and at the Temple end it ran near to the bridge which gave access from the S. From the Tower of Hippicus the wall ran southwards and followed approximately the line of the modern W. , together with Herod’s three Towers, was spared by Titus and utilized by him for the ‘Camp. ]'>[1] Towers, compared with sixty on the First Wall and ninety on the Third. The Gate Genath has not been located, but it must have been in the neighbourhood of the three great Towers, and perhaps lay inside of all three. The most conspicuous feature on the wall was the Tower of Psephinus at the N. corner, which is named in conjunction with the three great Towers of Herod, and may have existed at an earlier time (Smith, Jerusalem, ii. point, according to Josephus, at the Tower of the Corner, opposite the ‘Monument of the Fuller’; and the E. corner of the ‘Upper City’ also was a strong place within four walls, with the three great Towers upon the N
Premeditation - The builder who chooses his site carelessly may build on sand instead of solid foundations, and all the finely dreamed temple of his faith be brought to the ground (Matthew 7:24 || Luke 6:46); or he may commence a Tower too great for him to finish, as a king may carelessly engage in a ruinous war (Luke 14:28 ff
Descent Into Hades - A parable is told of the building of a Tower which represents the Church at rest. All the stones which are built into the Tower are taken from ‘a certain deep place’ (ἐκ βυθοῦ τινός), i
Worldliness - They make riches (1 Timothy 6:17) their ‘strong Tower’; they regard the objects of their secular activities as the things that are solid and abiding (1 Corinthians 7:29-31, 1 John 2:18); and thus throw away immortal powers upon what is fugitive and incidental, blind to the truth that the things which are seen and temporal are, in their proper purpose, only the bough that is meant to bear the fruit of things unseen and eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18)
Mill - A woman of Thebez, driven to desperation by his furious attack on the Tower, started up from the mill at which she was grinding, seized the upper mill stone, פלה דכב , and, rushing to the top of the gate, cast it on his head, and fractured his skull
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Except at the times of the great feasts the governors usually stayed at Cæsarea; but Pilate was probably present with reinforcements to repress any disorder during the Passover, and had his headquarters in the fortress known as the Tower of Antonia, which adjoined the Temple on the N
Jerusalem (2) - 1) mentions that in his day it was called the Citadel of David, and this tradition survives in the name the ‘Tower of David,’ given to the fortress at the Jaffa Gate. 8), the ancient Baris or Tower, a fortress distinct from the Akra, indeed largely its successor; and north of this again was Bezetha, the New City. Josephus apparently refers to this as the Pool Amygdalon (κολυμβήθρα Ἀμύγδαλον), a name perhaps derived from Berekat ha-migdalim (Pool of the Towers) on account of the near proximity of some of the great fortresses on the neighbouring walls. He says the fifth legion raised a bank at the Tower of Antonia ‘over against the middle of the pool that is called Struthius
Temple (2) - Its site is to-day occupied by the Haram es-Sherif, though this includes also part of the site formerly covered by the Tower of Antonia, which stood at the north-west of the temple area. On the north-west two sets of steps led up to the Tower of Antonia; the Roman garrison stationed here kept constant watch during the feasts and other occasions of great gatherings, in case of tumult (cf
Jerusalem - At the northwest angle of the temple was the Antonia, a Tower or fortress. — According to Josephus, the first or old wall began on the north at the Tower called Hippicus, the ruins now called Kasi-Jalud at the northwest angle of the present city, and, extending to the Xystus, joined the council house, and ended at the west cloister of the temple. He then adds that the number of Towers in the old wall was 60, the middle wall 40, and the new wall 99. In the northwest corner of the city the foundations of one of the great Towers of ancient Jerusalem have been uncovered, and massive work of the same age is found at the Damascus Gate
Creation - Even destroying the Tower of Babel, confusing the people's language, and scattering them over the face of the earth did not stop the spread of sin (Genesis 11:1 )
Genesis - Through the flood, God eliminates all humanity except the family of Noah, then makes a covenant with that family never again to bring such punishment (Genesis 6:1-9:17 ), but human sin continues on the individual and the societal levels, bringing necessary...
divine punishment of the nations at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 9:18-11:9 )
Death (2) - This prevailing Jewish belief is indeed expressly contradicted in the words concerning the slaughtered Galilaeans and the eighteen on whom the Tower of Siloam fell (Luke 13:1-4)
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Jesus, too, very firmly rejected the theory that individual sickness and suffering were always due to individual sin, when the question was put to him concerning Pilate's cruelty to certain Galileans, and a falling Tower that killed eighteen, and yet again in reply to his disciples (Luke 13:1-5 ; Matthew 9:11-12 )
Name, Names - Many places, however, got their designation from a salient natural feature, a well ( beer ), a fountain ( en , in En-gedi ), a meadow ( abel ), a vineyard ( karmel ), woods ( jearim ), in Kirath-jearim ), a hill ( Gibeah, Gibeon, Ramah ), trees ( Bethphage, Bethtappuah, Anab, Abel-hasshittim, Elah, Allon-bacuth ); from some circumstance belonging to the history or legends of the locality, an encampment ( Mahanaim ), a watch-tower ( Migdal, Megiddo, Mizpah ), a village ( Hazer ), a temporary abode of shepherds ( Succoth ), a place of refuge ( Adullam ), a vision ( Bcer-lahai-roi ); from the clan which dwelt there ( Samaria )
Samaria - ‘Wartburg’ or ‘Watch Tower,’ would indicate) across the Plain of Sharon to the Western Sea, 23 miles distant. 6), was re-created as a Roman colony under Septimius Severus; but when the need for a fortified ‘Watchtower’ was past, the tide of prosperity returned to the ancient town of Shechem (re-named Neapolis, now Nâblus), and Samaria fell into decay
House - Drafted or beveled stones with a rustic boss are not, as was supposed, peculiar to Jewish architecture; but stones of enormous length (as in the Haram wall, and in the base of the Tower of David) compared to their height generally are
Work - With “name” the verb means “to gain prominence and fame”: “Go to, let us build us a city and a Tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name …” ( Work - The human race uses its capacities and energies to build a huge Towera monument to human pride and ambition (Genesis 11:1-9 ). Instead of building a Tower to heaven, Abraham and his family are constantly building altars, thereby demonstrating God's dominion over the new land (Genesis 12:7-8 ; 21:33 ; 26:25 ; 28:18 ). Those who abandon Jesus have started plowing and then have looked back (Luke 9:62 ); they have begun to build a Tower and not been able to finish (Luke 14:28-30 )
the Penitent Thief - But Christ was still on His cross, and His glory was as black as midnight, when all the faith of the church of God found its last retreat and sure fastness and high Tower in the thief's unconquerable and inextinguishable heart
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Coming unexpectedly on the host which thought itself "secure" amidst their Bedouin countrymen at Karkor, in a third battle he defeated them and slew Zebah and Zalmunnah the two kings (emirs) after battle, in just retribution for their having slain his kingly brothers in cold blood at Tabor; then he taught by corporal punishment with thorns the elders of Succoth to know their error, and beat down the Tower of Penuel
Epicureans - Thus, if a distant square Tower appear round, closer examination will discover the error and modify the impression for the future
Baptism - 3) the Church (the Tower) is built on the waters, ‘because your life is saved and shall be saved by water
Heaven - Therefore some conjecture that the diversity of languages shall then cease, inasmuch as it took its first rise from God's judicial hand, when he confounded the speech of those who presumptuously attempted to build the city and Tower of Babel; and this has been ever since attended with many inconveniences
Boethius, Anicus Manlius Severinus - 1), where he was imprisoned, according to popular tradition, in a Tower still standing at Pavia in 1584 (Tiraboschi, iii
Man - When used of a particular group of individual “men,” the noun appears in the phrase “sons of men”: “And the Lord came down to see the city and the Tower, which the children of men builded” ( Barzillai - The old hero took his ancient Tower, and his great estate, and his own future, and the future of his family all in his hand that day
Elesbaan, a King, Hermit, And Saint of Ethiopia - Pantaleon; and received from within the doorless and windowless Tower, where the hermit had lived for 45 years, the answer: " Ἔστω σὺν σοι ὁ συμβασιλεύων σοι
Parables - ” Examples are the paired parables of the treasure and the pearl (Matthew 13:44-46 ), the Tower builder and the warring king (Luke 14:28-32 ), and the lost sheep and lost coin (Luke 15:3-10 )
Nation (2) - The Temple was dominated by the Tower of Antonia
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Messiah's advent was associated by Daniel (Daniel 9:25-27) with the command to "restore and build Jerusalem"; and Jeremiah too had foretold "the city shall be built to the Lord from the Tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner, and the measuring line shall go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb
the Queen of Sheba - And, on the other hand, however great, and good, and wise, and famous any man is, if the Name of the Lord is not his strong Tower, I fear I do not do that man full justice
Fig-Tree - Luke 23:31), but the parable concludes a context wherein the men of Jerusalem, overwhelmed by the fall of the Tower in Siloam, and the Galilaeans, cut down by the sword of Pilate, are brought forward as ‘signs of the times
Jacob - The next stopping-place was the Tower of Eder ( Genesis 35:21 ) or ‘the flock’ a generic name for the watch-towers erected to aid in the protection of the flocks from robbers and wild beasts
Zechariah, Theology of - As with the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9 ), humans are still trying unsuccessfully to reach God through edifices made of false religions or good works
Baptism - 3) the Church (the Tower) is built on the waters, ‘because your life is saved and shall be saved by water
Temple - During the supremacy of the Romans there was a Roman garrison in the strong Tower of Antonia, which, with its various courts and fortifications, adjoined the temple area on the north, and was connected with it by passages both above and under ground, John 18:12 Acts 4:1 5:26 21:31-40
Song of Songs - On the other hand, he is stirred by the pomp of a court, the magnificence of a royal litter, the glittering whiteness of an ivory Tower, martial trophies, the rich attire of women, their jewels and perfumes
Faith - ’ Again, the fact that oppression and suffering entered so largely into the life of OT believers has coloured their confessions in psalm and prophecy; instead of believing in Jehovah, they speak of cleaving to Him, taking refuge under His wings, making Him a shield, a Tower , etc
Canaan, History And Religion of - This mode of human arrogance undergirded the Tower of Babel story in Genesis 11:1
War, Holy War - The name of the Lord is a strong Tower where the righteous can be safe (Proverbs 18:10 )
Jerusalem - "Zion" is likely derived from a Semitic root related to a fortified Tower atop a mountain
Preaching - A pulpit of wood, in the fashion of a small Tower, was placed there on purpose for the preacher; and this turret was supported by a scaffold, or temporary gallery, where, in a wing on the right hand of the pulpit, sat six of the principal preachers; and in another on the left, seven
Temple - It was surrounded, except at the front or east end, by three stories of chambers, each five cubits square, which reached to half the height of the temple; and the front was ornamented with a magnificent portico, which rose to the height of one hundred and twenty cubits: so that the form of the whole edifice was not unlike that of some ancient churches, which have a lofty Tower in the front, and a low aisle running along each side of the building
Division of the Earth - And this Ion is said by Eusebius to have been the ringleader in the building of the Tower of Babel, and the first introducer of idol worship, and Sabianism, or adoration of the sun, moon, and stars
Christ, Christology - The good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37 ), the unmerciful servant (Matthew 18:23-35 ), the Tower builder and the king going to war (Luke 14:28-32 ) describe the necessary response to the challenge; the friend at midnight (or importunate friend, Luke 11:5-8 ) and the unjust judge (the importuned judge, Luke 18:1-8 ) underscore the importance of confidence in God in the present messianic moment and of "pestering" God with petitions
Dead Sea Scrolls - In the large building was a Tower, a kitchen, storage rooms, a large cistern, and several other rooms, one of which contained tables, benches, and inkwells, and seems to have been used for copying manuscripts
Idol - " The Tower of Babel was probably built so that its top should be sacred to the heavens (not that its top should reach heaven, Genesis 11:4), the common temple and idolatrous center of union. Cicero ridicules this groveling anthropomorphic worship, yet was himself a priest and worshipper!...
These sun columns Towering high above Baal's altars (2 Chronicles 34:4; 2 Chronicles 34:7) were sometimes of wood, which could be "cut down" (Leviticus 26:30)
Hezekiah - 9:13, section 3), from the Tower of the watchmen to the fenced city" (2 Kings 18:8). 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. and from these, as spoil, 200,150 people, with horses, asses, camels, oxen, and sheep; and Hezekiah himself I shut up in Jerusalem, like a bird in a cage, building Towers round the city to hem him in, and raising banks of earth against the gates
Sibylline Oracles - about the Tower of Babel (Ant
Red Sea - Pi-hahiroth signifies "the mouth of the ridge," or chain of mountains, which line the western coast of the Red Sea, called Attaka, "deliverance," in which was a gap, which formed the extremity of the valley of Bedea, ending at the sea eastward, and running westward to some distance, toward Cairo; Migdol, signifying "a Tower," probably lay in that direction; and Baal-zephon, signifying "the northern Baal," was probably a temple on the opposite promontory, built on the eastern coast of the Red Sea
Organization (2) - So complete is to be his obedience and devotion, that the nearest human ties must be broken if they conflict with this vocation (Luke 15:26, Matthew 10:37), and entire renunciation of ‘all that he hath’ become his rule (Luke 14:33), though not with the impulse of a blind fanaticism, but with the calm and measured reasoning of the king going to war, or the builder of a Tower (Luke 14:28-33); for calmness, trust in God, absence of fretful anxiety, is the note of the single-minded disciple (1618416993_86)
Hell - In the 8th Similitude of the Shepherd of Hermas-that of the Tower-builders-there are many references to judgment, but they are couched in such general terms as ‘shall lose his life,’ ‘these lost their life finally,’ or ‘these perished altogether unto God
Preaching - A pulpit of wood, in the fashion of a small Tower, was placed there on purpose for the preacher; and this turret was supported by a scaffold, or temporary gallery, where, in a wing on the right hand of th pulpit, sat six of the principal preachers; and in another, on the left, seven
Anger (2) - To follow Christ is a great enterprise, like building a Tower, or going to war; it requires the painful sacrifice of the tenderest natural affections, the renunciation of the most valued possessions; and when it is affected by people who have no moral salt in them—who could not win it from themselves to give up anything for God and His cause—the resentment of Jesus rises into scorn (Luke 14:34 f
Hell - In the 8th Similitude of the Shepherd of Hermas-that of the Tower-builders-there are many references to judgment, but they are couched in such general terms as ‘shall lose his life,’ ‘these lost their life finally,’ or ‘these perished altogether unto God
Judges (1) - 9), though certainly belonging to the Gideon chapters (6 8) stands on a somewhat different basis, inasmuch as Abimelech is not reckoned among the judges (see following section): Abimelech is made king of Shechem (Judges 9:1-6 ); Jotham his brother, delivers his parable from Mt Genzim, and then flees (( Judges 6:7-9 ); the quarrel between Abimelech and the Shechemites ( Judges 9:22-25 ); Gaal raises a revolt among the Shechemites ( Judges 9:26-33 ); Abimelech quells the revolt ( Judges 9:34-41 ); Shechem is captured and destroyed ( Judges 9:42-45 ); its Tower burned ( Judges 9:46-49 ); Abimelech’s attack Thehez, and his death ( Judges 9:50-57 )
Joseph - Compare the Antitype (John 6:35) occupying the mediatorial throne with the Father's delegated Tower, giving the bread of life first to His own brethren the Jews
Josephus - Here Josephus writes as follows:...
‘Now when [41] had reigned three years over all Judaea he came to the city of Caesarea, which was formerly called Strato’s Tower, and there he provided games in honour of Caesar, thus instituting a festival for the emperor’s health
Materialism - If I see a Tower at a great distance, which, according to the impressions made upon my material organs, seems little and round, I do not therefore conclude it to be either; there is something within that reasons upon the circumstances of the appearance, and as it were commands my sense, and corrects the impression; and this must be something superior to matter, since a material soul is no otherwise impressible itself but as material organs are: instances of this kind are endless
Simon Magus - After long discussion, Simon undertook to fly from a high Tower
Gregorius (14) Nazianzenus, Bishop of Sasima And of Constantinople - Only that man can build the Tower who has wherewith to build it
Hermas, Known as the Shepherd - These details might be fictitious, as the angels, the Towers, and the beasts of the visions. Zahn conjectures that Hermas was born in Egypt because the architecture of the Tower of Hermas's visions resembles the description in Josephus of the Jewish temple in the Egyptian Heliopolis
Art - Peter’s ‘3 golden chalices with emeralds and jacinths, each having 45 gems and weighing 12 pounds’; and ‘a golden paten with a Tower of purest gold, with a dove adorned with emeralds and jacinths, and 215 pearls, weighing 30 pounds’; while to St
Babylon - Within the city was the temple of Belus, or Jupiter, which Herodotus describes as a square of two stadia, or a quarter of a mile: in the midst of which arose the celebrated Tower, to which both the same writer, and Strabo, give an elevation of one stadium, or 660 feet; and the same measure at its base; the whole being divided into eight separate Towers, one above another, of decreasing dimensions to the summit; where stood a chapel, containing a couch, table, and other things of gold. "The ground is extremely soft, and tiresome to walk over, and appears completely exhausted of all its building materials; nothing now is left, save one Towering hill, the earth of which is mixed with fragments of broken brick, red varnished pottery, tile, bitumen, mortar, glass, shells, and pieces of mother of pearl,"—worthless fragments, of no value to the poorest
Jerusalem - Instead of a wretched and ruined town, by some described as the desolated remnant of Jerusalem, we beheld, as it were, a flourishing and stately metropolis, presenting a magnificent assemblage of domes, Towers, palaces, churches, and monasteries; all of which, glittering in the sun's rays, shone with inconceivable splendour. It appeared like a walled town of the third or fourth class, having neither Towers, nor domes, nor minarets within it, in sufficient numbers to give even a character to its impressions on the beholder; but showing chiefly large flat-roofed buildings of the most unornamented kind, seated amid rugged hills, on a stony and forbidding soil, with scarcely a picturesque object in the whole compass of the surrounding view. An embattled wall, fortified with Towers, and a Gothic castle, encompasses the city all round; excluding, however, part of Mount Zion, which it formerly enclosed. Not an ancient Tower, or gate, or wall, or hardly even a stone, remains. And when we consider the places, and Towers, and walls about Jerusalem, and that the stones of which some of them were constructed were thirty feet long, fifteen feet broad, and seven and a half feet thick, we are not more astonished at the strength, and skill, and perseverance, by which they were constructed, than shocked by the relentless and brutal hostility by which they were shattered and overthrown, and utterly removed from our sight
Leo i, the Great - We see him standing as in a watch-tower, with his eye on every part of the Christian world, zealous everywhere for the interests of the faith and of discipline, and, wherever he sees occasion, taking the opportunity of insinuating the authority of his see, not only in the West, but in the East