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Migdol
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Migdol
Migdol (מִגְדֹּל‎, migdol). A village in the eastern delta of Lower Egypt (Jer 44:1; 46:14). Sometimes used in parallel with Syene to represent the full range of Egyptian territory (Ezek 29:10; 30:6).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Migdol (Place)
MIGDOL (PLACE) [Heb migdôl (מִגְדֹּול)]. A town or city thought to be located in Lower Egypt. It is cited in three different situations. In Exod 14:2 and Num 33:7, Migdol is mentioned as a place near the spot where the Israelites had camped before crossing the Red Sea. It is described as being situated
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Migdol
Migdol. Town in the eastern delta of Lower Egypt. In the narrative of the exodus it appears between the place called Pi-ha-hiroth and Baal-zephon (Ex 14:2; Nm 33:7). Some scholars who feel that the exodus route must have taken the Israelites south into the Sinai mountains look for these three sites somewhere
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Migdol
Migdol migʹdol, migʹdōl [Heb mig̱dôl; Gk Magdōlon]. The term is of West Semitic, probably Canaanite, origin, meaning “fortress” or “tower” (Ugar. mgdl). In this sense it appears as a loanword in Egyptian and also as the proper name of various military stations on the northeast frontier of Egypt.
Migdol
2. A residence of Egyptian Jews, along with Memphis and Tahpanhes (Jer. 44:1; 46:14).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Migdol
MIGDOL Town in the eastern delta of Lower Egypt. In the narrative of the exodus it appears between the place called Pi-hahiroth and Baal-zephon (Ex 14:2; Nm 33:7). Some scholars who think the exodus route must have taken the Israelites south into the Sinai Mountains think these three sites were somewhere
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Migdol
Migdol (mig´dol; Heb., “tower” or “fortress”), a city in northern Egypt cited in different biblical contexts. The Israelites camped near here on their way out of Egypt (Exod. 14:2; Num. 33:7) in the eastern Delta, possibly near modern Tell el-Maskhutah. When Pharaoh heard that they were camped “between
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Migdol
MIGDOL. The place name Migdol is related to the common Heb. noun mĭgdāl, “tower,” and is regarded as indicating. fortified site. Usually the biblical references are taken to apply to two separate places in Egypt, both in the Delta, but some authorities refer all to one city (BDB, p. 154; cf. GTT, pp.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Migdol
MIGDOL. The name is used of a Canaanite fort. Mentioned as a place-name in Ex. 14:2; Nu. 33:7; Je. 44:1; 46:14; Ezk. 29:10; 30:6. Several Migdols were built in the neighbourhood of the Egyptian border, but none of them can be accurately located. The Migdol of the Prophets, in the N of Egypt (possibly
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Migdol
Migdol (Heb. mig̱dōl)A Semitic word meaning “fortress” or “watch tower,” which was taken into Egyptian and used to describe a series of military outposts guarding the eastern edge of the Delta.1. A town in the eastern Delta that was on the route of the Exodus (Exod. 14:2; Num. 33:7).2. A residence
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Migdol
Migdol [mĭgˊdŏl] (Heb. mig̱dōl “tower, fortress”).† One or more Egyptian fortress cities. The city called Migdol with a Jewish population addressed by Jeremiah (Jer. 44:1; 46:14; mig̱dôl) is probably to be identified with Tell el-Ḥeir, near Pelusium in the northeastern part of the Nile Delta,
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Migdol
MIGDOL One of the halts on the route of the Exodus (Exod. 14:2), before the crossing of the Red Sea. Identified with the Migdol fortress of Sethos I and of Merneptah at Tell el-Heir, 13 miles northwest of Qantarah.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Migdol
MIGDOL (Hebrew, “tower” or “fortress”) A location in northeast Egypt that is mentioned in various places in Scriptures (Exod 14:2; Num 33:7; Jer 44:1, 46:14; Ezek 29:10). In Exod 14:2 and Num 33:7, Migdol is said to be near Pi-ha-hiroth and Baal-zephon, although its exact location is not certain. Candidates