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Tower

Tower. [N]

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 Isaiah 21:8 Isaiah 21:11 ; 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.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

Bibliography Information

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

TOWER

tou'-er.

See FORTIFICATION, I, 5; CITY, II, 1.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'TOWER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.