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Hebrew - towers
Hebrew - siege towers
Hebrew - fortified towers, towers
Hebrew - towers, corner towers
Hebrew - battle towers
Hebrew - towers

Were erected not only in the outer walls and on the heights within cities, Judges 9:47-49 Psalms 48:12 Luke 13:4, but along the frontiers of a country, at points where the approach of an enemy could be descried at a distance, Judges 9:17 Isaiah 21:6-9 Ezekiel 33:2-6. 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.

So God is a strong and safe protector of his people, Psalms 18:2 61:8 Proverbs 18:10. 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.

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These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'TOWERS'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1859.


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