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Millo
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Millo
Millo (המלוא‎, hmlw'). A late Canaanite or early Israelite structure in Jerusalem that was used and maintained during the time of Israel’s monarchy.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Millo (Place)
MILLO (PLACE) [Heb millôʾ (מִלֹּוא)]. An unspecified place associated with the City of David. It is mentioned in this connection in six OT passages (2 Sam 5:9; 1 Kgs 9:15, 24; 11:27; 1 Chr 11:8; 2 Chr 32:5), and once (spelled defectively) in the construction bêt millōʾ “house of Millo” (2 Kgs 12:20
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Millo
Millo. 1. Earthen embankment or fortification mentioned in Judges 9:6, 20.See Beth-millo.2. Fortress or embankment mentioned in connection with the construction of the city of David (2 Sm 5:9; 1 Chr 11:8). Solomon apparently either rebuilt or expanded this fortification (1 Kgs 9:15; 11:27).Two kings
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Millo
Millo milʹō [Heb millôʾ—‘filled,’ ‘mound,’ ‘rampart,’ hence interpreted as ‘fortress,’ ‘tower,’ or something that fills a gap or hole; or, with both meanings, as a tower of solid stone standing on a terrace or raised platform ‘filling’ the defense gap of a depression or gully; cf. LXX Gk ákra—‘citadel,’
Millo
2. An element of the circumvallation of Jerusalem, especially constructed for the defense of a naturally vulnerable spot and known well enough in Solomon’s time to be recognized by its name alone. In 2 S. 5:9; 1 Ch. 11:8, it is named in connection with David’s activities in fortifying or refortifying
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Millo
MILLO1. Earthen embankment or fortification mentioned in Judges 9:6, 20. See Beth-millo.2. Fortress or embankment mentioned in connection with the construction of the city of David (2 Sm 5:9; 1 Chr 11:8). Solomon apparently either rebuilt or expanded this fortification (1 Kgs 9:15; 11:27).Two kings
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Millo
millo (mil´loh; Heb., “earthen fill”), a type of construction in which a building, a section of a city, or an entire site was elevated on an artificial platform of earth held in place by one or more walls. The earthen platform is the “millo” and the structure built on the platform is the Beth-millo (“house
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Millo
MILLO. The term means “filling” and probably was an artificial embankment, terrace, or tower. From 2 Kgs 12:20 (cf. 2 Sam 5:9; 1 Kgs 9:24) some have guessed that “the house of millo” (Beth-millo) was a Jebusite temple. In Shechem the term may refer to a clan or dynasty associated with Abimelech (Jdg
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Millo
MILLO. A place-name derived from the verb mālē’, ‘to be full’, ‘to fill’. It is used in Jdg. 9:6, 20 of a place near Shechem, the ‘house of Millo’, perhaps a fortress; but its principal use is in connection with *Jerusalem, where it evidently formed part of the Jebusite city, for it was already in
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Millo
MILLO (Hebrew, “filling”) Located in the oldest quarter of ancient Jerusalem (2 Sam 5:9; 1 Kgs 9:15, 24; 11:27; 1 Chr 11:18), “the Millo” may refer to earthen terraces that supported walls and dwellings around the top of the Ophel ridge where the City of David was built. Or it might also refer to an
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Millo
Mil´lo (a rampart, mound), a place in ancient Jerusalem. Both name and place seem to have been already in existence when the city was taken from the Jebusites by David. 2 Sam. 5:9; 1 Chron. 11:8. Its repair or restoration was one of the great works for which Solomon raised his “levy,” 1 Kings 9:15, 24;