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A town associated with Shechem near where Abimelech, son of Gideon, was crowned king (Judg 9:6; Judg 9:20).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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. 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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Beth Millo beth-mil′oh (בֵּית מִלּוֹא H1109, “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