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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Migdal-El (מִגְדַּל־אֵל‎, migdal-el). A fortified town in the territory of Naphtali (Josh 19:38).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Migdal-El (Place)
MIGDAL-EL (PLACE) [Heb migdal-ʾēl (מִגְדַּל־אֵל)]. Town in the allotment of Naphtali (Josh 19:38). Most scholars feel that since Migdal-el is mentioned together with Yiron, it must have been in Upper Galilee, though its exact location is unknown. Woudstra (1981: 293), however, does mention a possible
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Migdal-el. One of the fortified cities belonging to Naphtali’s tribe (Jos 19:38). Its site is unknown.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Migdal-El migʹdal-el [Heb mig̱dal-ʾēl]. The name, which means “fortified tower of El,” appears between Yiron (AV, NEB, Iron) and Horem (Josh. 19:38) in the list of fortified towns in the territory of Naphtali. The site is unknown, but the context seems to place it in Upper Galilee (cf. M. Woudstra,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MIGDAL-EL One of the fortified cities belonging to Naphtali’s tribe (Jos 19:38).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MIGDAL-EL. A fortified city in Naphtali near Yiron and Horem (Josh 19:38 RSV). Its location is a matter of dispute. Some suppose that it is Magdala of the NT on the W side of the Sea of Galilee.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Migdal-El (Heb. mig̱dal-ʾēl)A town in the allotment of Naphtali, most likely in Upper Galilee. Josh. 19:36 indicates that the named towns probably had associated villages included under their control. On the basis of the similar nomenclature, the town has been identified with Mejdel Islim, 26 km. (16
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Migdal-El [mĭgˊdăl ĕlˊ] (Heb. mig̱dal-˒ēl “tower of God” [or “El”]).† A fortified city in the tribal territory of Naphtali (Josh. 19:38). The site may be modern Mejdel Islim, 26 km. (16 mi.) east-southeast of Tyre.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mig´dal-el (tower of God), one of the fortified towns of the possession of Naphtali, Josh. 19:38 only, possibly deriving its name from some ancient tower—the “tower of El,” or God.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
MIG´DAL-EL (migʹdal-el; “tower of God”). A fortified city that fell to Naphtali (Josh. 19:38). A number of places are claimed as the original site. Possibly Mujeidil about twelve miles NW of Kades (Kedesh) is the location.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Migdal-eltower of God, a fortified city of Naphtali (Josh. 19:38), supposed by some to be identical with Magdala (q.v.).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Migdal El
MIGDAL EL [MIG dal el] (tower of God) — a fortified city in the territory of Naphtali (Josh. 19:38), listed between Iron (Yiron, NASB) and Horem.
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