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Ivory Tower
Tower of Ivory
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ivory Tower
Ivory Tower[Heb mig̱dal haššēn]. In Cant. 7:4 (MT 5) the neck of Shulammite is compared in whiteness and stateliness to a (or the) tower of ivory. The definite article may suggest that the comparison is with some actual tower in or near Jerusalem, but probably the language is simply figurative (cf.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
IVORY, TOWER OF
IVORY, TOWER OF([מִגְדַּל הַשֵּׁן‎, mighdal hashen]): In Song 7:4 the neck of the Shulammite is compared in whiteness and stateliness to a (or the) tower of ivory. The definite article may suggest that the comparison is with some actual tower in or near Jerusalem; but more probably the language is
TOWER OF IVORY
TOWER OF IVORY(מִגַדַּל הַשֵּׂן‎ [mighdal hashen]): Occurs only in Song 7:4. Cheyne would, not unreasonably, emend the text and read the “tower of Shenir” as a parallel to the “tower of Lebanon” in the same verse. If the reading “tower of ivory” is correct, the reference must be to some piece
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Tower of Ivory
TOWER OF IVORY (מִגְדַּל הַשֵּׁן‎, mighdal hashēn): Occurs only in Cant 7:4. Cheyne would, not unreasonably, emend the text and read the “tower of Shenir” as a parallel to the “tower of Lebanon” in the same verse. If the reading “tower of ivory” is correct, the reference must be to some piece of furniture