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Migdol

Migdol [N] [E] [H]

(tower ), the name of one of two places on the eastern frontier of Egypt.

  1. A Migdol is mentioned int he account of the exodus, ( Exodus 14:2 ; Numbers 33:7 Numbers 33:8 ) near the head of the Red Sea.
  2. A Migdol is spoken of by Jeremiah and Ezekiel. The latter prophet mentions it as a boundary-town, evidently on the eastern border. ( Ezekiel 29:10 ; 30:6 ) In the prophecy of Jeremiah the Jews in Egypt are spoken of as dwelling at Migdol. ( Jeremiah 44:1 ) It seems plain, from its being spoken of with Memphis, and from Jews dwelling there, that this Midgol was an important town.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Migdol'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.