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Angle, The Angle
A location on the wall of Jerusalem where King Uzziah constructed a tower to strengthen the defenses (2 Ch 26:9).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Angle, The (Place)
ANGLE, THE (PLACE) [Heb hammiqṣōaʿ (הַמִּקְצֹעַ)]. “Place of corner-structure,” “corner buttress”: corner of a building (Exod 26:24; 36:29); corner of a court (Ezek 46:21); corner post of the altar (Ezek 41:22). Particularly, an important and well-known part of the defense structure of Jerusalem, built
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Angle, The
Angle, The [Heb. hammīqṣô (a)‘]; AV “the turning of the wall”; NEB ESCARPMENT. One segment of the Jerusalem ramparts, apparently located near the palace and fortified by Uzziah (2 Ch. 26:9). It was restored in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. 3:19f, 24f).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Angle
ANGLE1. Heb. pinnâ. A portion of the wall of Jerusalem fortified by King Uzziah (2 Chr 26:9, RSV) and repaired under Nehemiah (Neh 3:19–25, RSV.2. Heb. ḥakkâ. In KJV (Isa 19:8; Hab 1:15) this is the translation of the word for “hook,” i.e., a fishhook, and is so rendered in Job 41:1.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Angle, the
Angle, theA location on the wall of Jerusalem where King Uzziah constructed a tower to strengthen the defenses (2 Chr. 26:9). The Angle (Heb. hammiqṣôaʿ) is also mentioned as part of the repairs to the walls of Jerusalem ordered by Nehemiah (Neh. 3:19–20, 24–25). It may have been located along the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Angle, the
Angle, the (Heb. hammiqṣôa˓). A tower (2 Chr. 26:9) or a section of the eastern wall of Jerusalem which King Uzziah fortified and which Nehemiah repaired following the Exile (Neh. 3:19–20, 24–25). It may have been located between the Horse Gate and the Water Gate (cf. Neh. 3), perhaps at an angle
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Turning of the Wall
TURNING OF THE WALL Expression used in the KJV, elsewhere translated as “the corner buttress” (NASB), “the Angle” (NRSV), “the escarpment” (REB), and “the angle of the wall” (NIV). One segment of the Jerusalem ramparts probably located near the palace. It was fortified by Uzziah (2 Chron. 26:9) and rebuilt
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Angle, the
angle, the At Nehemiah’s refortification in 444 b.c., the “angle” (KJV, “turning”; Heb. miqṣôaʿ H5243, “corner” of a building, court, or altar) extended southward along the eastern edge of ancient Mount Zion from a point above the Gihon Spring (Neh. 3:24–26), through eight sections of construction,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ANGLE, THE
ANGLE, THE an´guhl [הַמִּקְצוֹעַhammiqtsoaʿ]. An area in Jerusalem where Uzziah built towers to fortify the city (2 Chr 26:9). Ezer, Baruch, Binnui, and Palal restored sections opposite and near this portion of Jerusalem, probably located near the palace (Neh 3:19–20, 24–25). See CORNER GATE, ASCENT
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