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Vineyard watchtower
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A plot of land used for growing grapes (viticulture). Israel’s terrain was ideal for vineyards, which may account for their appearance throughout Scripture in narrative, poetic, and prophetic literature.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Vineyard
Vineyard A plot of land used for growing grapes (viticulture). Israel’s terrain was ideal for vineyards, which may account for their appearance throughout Scripture in narrative, poetic, and prophetic literature.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Vine, Vineyard
Vine, Vineyard. Plant or place primarily referring to grape cultivation for the production of grapes, raisins, and wine. The grapevine is mentioned frequently in Scripture in a literal and a figurative sense. Probably originating in the Ararat region (Gn 9:20), the vine was also cultivated in ancient
Watchtower
Watchtower. Platform from which farmers protected their land and livestock and soldiers guarded their cities. Watchtowers were built in the vineyards of Palestine. From the tower the watchman was assigned to oversee the vineyard, protecting it from wild animals and thieves (Is 5:2; Mt 21:33; Mk 12:1).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Watchtower
Watchtower [Heb. mig̱dal (2 K. 17:9; 18:8; Isa. 5:2), miṣpeh (2 Ch. 20:24; Isa. 21:8), baḥan (Isa. 32:14); Gk. skopḗ (Sir. 37:14)]; AV also (HIGH) TOWER; NEB Apoc. TOWER. A Tower on which a Watchman can stand in order to gain a better view of the surrounding countryside. Many stone watchtowers have
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Vines, Vineyard
VINES, VINEYARD Plants cultivated for the production of grapes, raisins, and wine. The grapevine is mentioned frequently in Scripture both in a literal and a figurative sense. Probably originating in the Ararat region (Gn 9:20), the vine was also cultivated in ancient Egypt, where tomb murals depict
Watchtower
WATCHTOWER Platform from which farmers protected their land and livestock and from which soldiers guarded their cities. Watchtowers were built in the vineyards of Palestine. From the tower the watchman was assigned to oversee the vineyard, protecting it from wild animals and thieves (Is 5:2; Mt 21:33;
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Vineyard
vineyard, the plot in which grapes are raised. Vineyards were one of the standard signs of agricultural wealth in biblical times. Although the proper handling of such property was extensively defined in various law codes (Exod. 22:5; 23:11; Lev. 19:10; 25:3, 4; Deut. 20:6; 22:9; 23:24; 24:21; 28:30),
Watchtower
watchtower, a high fortified tower located either within a town (Judg. 9:51; 2 Chron. 26:9) or elsewhere (2 Chron. 26:10), presumably at a strategic location. The obvious purpose was military: it was either a position to defend or a location from which to assess enemy troop movements. When erected in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Vineyard
VINEYARD. plantation of grapevines for producing grapes for wine or other uses. The vineyard (Heb. kerem; Gr. ampelōn) was usually planted on a hill (Isa 5:1; Joel 3:18), often terraced, and was surrounded by a protective wall made of stone or bushes (Num 22:24; Isa 5:5; Ps 80:8–13; Song 2:15). A stone
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Vine, Vineyard
VINE, VINEYARD. The common grape-vine, Vitis vinifera L., is a slender plant which trails on the ground or climbs supports by means of tendrils. It is mentioned throughout Scripture, frequently in a symbolic sense. First named in connection with Ararat (Gn. 9:20), perhaps its original habitat, it was
Watchman, Watch-Towers
WATCHMAN, WATCH-TOWERS. Watchman is in Heb. ṣōp̱eh and šōmēr, in Gk. phylax and tērōn; watch-tower is in Heb. miṣpâ, Israelites observed miḡdāl and baḥan. Watch-towers were used for two different purposes in biblical times: (1) Towers were built from the earliest times (cf. Gn. 35:21) in
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Vine, Vineyard
Vine, VineyardThe origin of viticulture in the southern Levant is dated to the Chalcolithic period (4000–3500 b.c.), based on the discovery of wine-treading installations in the region. The geography, soil, and climate of the eastern Mediterranean steppe and hill country were favorable for vineyard
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Vine, Vineyard
VINE (Heb. gep̱en; Gk. ámpelos), VINEYARD (Heb. kerem; Gk. ampelṓn). † Since antiquity the agriculture of Israel has relied largely on the unfailing produce of a trinity of products: the olive, the fig, and the grape. Often they are mentioned together (e.g., Jotham’s parable, Judg. 9:7–15;
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Vineyard
Vineyardvineyard, the plot in which grapes are raised. Vineyards are one of the standard signs of agricultural wealth in Palestine in biblical times. While the proper handling of such property was extensively defined in various law codes (Exod. 22:5; 23:11; Lev. 19:10; 25:3, 4; Deut. 20:6; 22:9; 23:24;
Watchtower
Watchtowerwatchtower, a high fortified tower located either within a town (Judg. 9:51; 2 Chron. 26:9) or elsewhere (2 Chron. 26:10), presumably at a strategic location. The obvious purpose was military: it was either a position to defend or a location from which to assess enemy troop movements. When
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Watchtower
WATCHTOWER — an observation tower upon which a guard or lookout was stationed to keep watch; an elevated structure offering an extensive view (2 Kin. 17:9; 18:8; Is. 21:8). Also see Tower.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Vine, Vineyard
Vine, VineyardIsrael was a land of vineyards. Even today, traveling through the central hill country of Israel during the right season, one can see abundant evidence of fruitful vines. The fruit of the vine, of course, is the grape, whose juice, when fermented, produces wine.Perhaps then it is not