of Babel ( Genesis 11:4 ), Edar ( Genesis 35:21 ), Penuel ( Judges 8:9 Judges 8:17 ), Shechem ( 9:46 ), David (Cant 4:4 ), Lebanon ( 7:4 ), Syene (Ezek. 29:10 ), Hananeel ( Zechariah 14:10 ), Siloam ( Luke 13:4 ). There were several towers in Jerusalem ( 2 Chronicles 26:9 ; Psalms 48:12 ). They were erected for various purposes, as watch-towers in vineyard ( Isaiah 5:2 ; Matthew 21:33 ) and towers for defence.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Towers". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".