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Beth-millo
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Millo
Beth-Millo (בַּיִת מִלּוֹא‎, bayith millo'). A town associated with Shechem near where Abimelech, son of Gideon, was crowned king (Judg 9:6; Judg 9:20).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Millo (Place)
BETH-MILLO (PLACE) [Heb bêt millôʾ (בֵּית מִלֹּוא)]. An otherwise unattested place mentioned together with the “citizens of Shechem” as part of an assembly responsible for the enthronement of Abimelech, king of Shechem (Judg 9:6, 20 [2 times]). The passage seems to be earlier than the surrounding narrative
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-millo
Beth-millo. House or fortress associated with the city of Shechem mentioned in connection with the crowning of Abimelech (son of Gideon) as king there (Jgs 9:6, 20). Since the term “millo” probably means “mound” or “earthwork,” Beth-millo is often identified with the “Tower of Shechem” mentioned later
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Millo
Beth-Millo beth-milʹō [Heb. bêṯ millô’; Gk. oíkos Maallōn] (Jgs. 9:6, 20); AV “house of Millo.”A quarter in Shechem associated with the armed forces of that city, perhaps to be understood as a civil defense center or barracks. It is not certain whether “the house of Millo” is identical with the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Millo
BETH-MILLO House or fortress associated with the city of Shechem mentioned in connection with the crowning of Abimelech (son of Gideon) as king there (Jgs 9:6, 20). Since the term “millo” probably means “mount” or “earthwork,” Beth-millo is often identified with the “tower of Shechem” mentioned later
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Millo
Beth-Millo (Heb. bêṯ millôʾ)A fortress in the region of Shechem (Judg. 9:6–20), possibly associated with the tower fortress that was burned down by Abimelech and his forces (vv. 46–49). From the meaning of millôʾ (Heb. mlʾ, “to fill”), it may also be identified with the foundation of the upper city
Millo
Millo (Heb. millôʾ)1. A fortification, or construction, at an unspecified location within Jerusalem. After David captured Jerusalem from the Jebusites, he occupied their stronghold and constructed the Millo (from mlʾ, “to fill”). It was somehow incorporated into David’s wall of Jerusalem (2 Sam. 5:9
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Millo
Beth-Millo [bĕth mĭlˊō] (Heb. bêṯ millô˒ “house of filling”; Assyr. mulû “terrace”). A section of Shechem (Judg. 9:6, 20; KJV “house of Millo”), likely the upper city called “Tower of Shechem” (9:46–47); it was a citadel (cf. Millo of Jerusalem [2 Sam. 5:9; 1 Kgs. 11:27; 2 Chr. 32:5]).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Millo the house of
Mil´lo, The house of1. Apparently a family or clan, mentioned in Judges 9:6, 20 only, in connection with the men or lords of Shechem.2. The spot at which King Joash was murdered by his slaves. 2 Kings 12:20.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-Millo
BETH-MILLO. The name of the citadel of Shechem (Judg. 9:6, 20; “house of Millo,” KJV), the garrison of which joined in proclaiming Abimelech their king. See Millo.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Beth Millo
BETH MILLO [beth MILL oh] (place of a mound) — an ancient fortification in or near Shechem, a city in central Canaan, in the hill country of Ephraim (Judg. 9:6). The reference may be to the fortified citadel of Shechem, whose inhabitants were among those who proclaimed Abimelech king. Also see Millo.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Beth-Millo
BETH-MILLO (Bĕth-mîlʹ lō) Place-name meaning “house of fulness.” 1. Part of Shechem or a fortress guarding Shechem, where the citizens of Shechem proclaimed Abimelech king. Jotham, Jerubbaal’s (or Gideon’s) son asked citizens to overthrow Abimelech at Beth-millo (Judg. 9:6, 20). 2. Fortification in
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Beth Millo
Beth Millo beth-mil′oh (בֵּית מִלּוֹאH1109, “house of Millo [filling]”). Also Beth-millo. (1) A place associated with Shechem (Jdg. 9:6, 20; KJV, “the house of Millo”) and usually identified with “the tower of Shechem” (9:46–49). Some think it may refer to an area of earth fill and thus to the foundation
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