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Lexicon :: Strong's H4026 - miḡdāl

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 315f,315g

Strong’s Definitions

מִגְדָּל migdâl, mig-dawl'; also (in plural) feminine מִגְדָּלָה migdâlâh; from H1431; a tower (from its size or height); by analogy, a rostrum; figuratively, a (pyramidal) bed of flowers:—castle, flower, tower. Compare the names following.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 50x

The KJV translates Strong's H4026 in the following manner: tower (47x), castles (1x), flowers (1x), pulpit (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 50x
The KJV translates Strong's H4026 in the following manner: tower (47x), castles (1x), flowers (1x), pulpit (1x).
  1. tower

    1. tower

    2. elevated stage, pulpit

    3. raised bed

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִגְדָּל migdâl, mig-dawl'; also (in plural) feminine מִגְדָּלָה migdâlâh; from H1431; a tower (from its size or height); by analogy, a rostrum; figuratively, a (pyramidal) bed of flowers:—castle, flower, tower. Compare the names following.
מִגְדָּל noun masculine tower, Genesis 11:5 + 11 times; construct מִגְדַּל Judges 8:17 + 21 times; plural מִגְדָּלִים 2 Chronicles 26:9 + 6 times; מִגְדָּלֶיהָ Psalm 48:12; Ezekiel 26:4; pluralf. מִגְדָּלוֺת 2 Chronicles 32:5 + 2 times; construct מִגְדְּלוֺת Songs 5:13 (?); suffix מִגְדְּלֹתַיִךְ Ezekiel 26:9; Ezekiel 27:11; —
1. tower Genesis 11:4, 5; Judges 8:9; Judges 9:51 (twice in verse); Judges 9:52 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 9:17; 2 Kings 17:9; 2 Kings 18:8; 1 Chronicles 27:25; 2 Chronicles 14:6; 2 Chronicles 26:9, 10, 11; 27:4; 32:5; Nehemiah 3:25, 26, 27; Isaiah 2:15; Isaiah 30:25; Isaiah 33:18; Ezekiel 26:4, 9; Ezekiel 27:11; Psalm 48:13, watch-tower in vineyard Isaiah 5:2; figurative of God as refuge Psalm 61:4; Proverbs 18:10; beautiful neck like tower of David Songs 4:4; an ivory tower Songs 7:5; breasts Songs 8:10. (compare MI22 מגדלתה, Sabean (more precisely Lihyânian) מגדלנהן, Eut, see DHMEpigr. Denkm. 4, 1. 5). Special towers mentioned on Lebanon Cant 7:5, Penuel Judges 8:17, Shechem Judges 9:46, 47, 49; and at Jerusalem, the tower of David Cant 4:4 (the arsenal), מֵאָה Nehemiah 3:1, חֲנַנְאֵל Nehemiah 3:1; Nehemiah 12:39; Jeremiah 31:38; Zechariah 14:10, תַּנּוּרִים Nehemiah 3:11; Nehemiah 12:38 (tower of the furnaces).
2. elevated stage, pulpit of wood Nehemiah 8:4.
3. raised bed || עֲרוּגָה Songs 5:13, but Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate Hi Bö De rightly read מְגַדְּלוֺת.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


11:4; 11:5; 11:5


8:9; 8:17; 8:17; 9:46; 9:47; 9:49; 9:51; 9:52

2 Kings

9:17; 17:9; 18:8

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

14:6; 26:9; 26:9; 26:10; 26:11; 27:4; 32:5; 32:5


3:1; 3:1; 3:11; 3:25; 3:26; 3:27; 8:4; 12:38; 12:39


48:12; 48:13; 61:4



Song of Songs

4:4; 4:4; 5:13; 5:13; 7:5; 7:5; 8:10


2:15; 5:2; 30:25; 33:18




26:4; 26:4; 26:9; 26:9; 27:11; 27:11



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4026 matches the Hebrew מִגְדָּל (miḡdāl),
which occurs 49 times in 44 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:4 - And they said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city, and a tower H4026 whose top will reach into heaven, and let’s make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of all the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:5 - Now the LORD came down to see the city and the tower H4026 which the [fn]men had built.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:9 - So he said also to the men of [fn]Penuel, “When I return safely, I will tear down this tower H4026.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:17 - And he tore down the tower H4026 of Penuel and killed the men of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:46 - When all the [fn]leaders of the tower H4026 of Shechem heard about it, they entered the inner chamber of the [fn]temple of El-berith.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:47 - And it was reported to Abimelech that all the [fn]leaders of the tower H4026 of Shechem were gathered together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:49 - So all the people also cut down, each one, his branch and followed Abimelech, and put them on top of the inner chamber and set the inner chamber on fire over those inside, so that all the people of the tower H4026 of Shechem also died, about a thousand men and women.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:51 - But there was a strong tower H4026 in the center of the city, and all the men and women with all the [fn]leaders of the city fled there and shut themselves in; and they went up on the roof of the tower H4026.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:52 - So Abimelech came to the tower H4026 and fought against it, and approached the entrance of the tower H4026 to burn it down with fire.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:17 - Now the watchman was standing on the tower H4026 in Jezreel and he saw the [fn]company of Jehu as he came, and he said, “I see a [fn]company.” And [fn]Joram said, “Take a horseman and send him to meet them and have him [fn]ask, ‘Is your intention peace?’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:9 - And the sons of Israel [fn]did things secretly against the LORD their God which were not right. Moreover, they built for themselves high places in all their towns, from watchtower H4026 to fortified city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:8 - He [fn]defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower H4026 to fortified city.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:25 - Now Azmaveth the son of Adiel was responsible for the king’s storehouses. And Jonathan the son of Uzziah was responsible for the storehouses in the country, the cities, the villages, and the towers H4026.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 - For he said to Judah, “Let’s build these cities and surround them with walls and towers H4026, gates and bars. The land is still [fn]ours because we have sought the LORD our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:9 - Moreover, Uzziah built towers H4026 in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and at the corner buttress, and he fortified them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:10 - He also built towers H4026 in the wilderness and carved out many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the [fn]lowland and in the plain. He also had plowmen and vinedressers in the hill country and the fertile fields, for he loved the soil.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:15 - In Jerusalem he made machines of war invented by skillful workmen to be on the towers H4026 and the corners, for the purpose of shooting arrows and great stones. So his [fn]fame spread far, for he was marvelously helped until he was strong.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:4 - Moreover, he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and he built fortresses and towers H4026 on the wooded hills.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:5 - And he resolutely set to work and rebuilt all of the wall that had been broken down and [fn]erected towers H4026 on it, and built another outside wall and strengthened the [fn]Millo in the city of David, and made weapons and shields in great numbers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:1 - Then Eliashib the high priest arose with his brothers the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and installed its doors. They consecrated [fn]the wall to the Tower H4026 of the Hundred and the Tower H4026 of Hananel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:11 - Malchijah the son of Harim and Hasshub the son of Pahath-moab repaired another section and the Tower H4026 of Furnaces.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:25 - Palal the son of Uzai made repairs in front of the Angle and the tower H4026 projecting from the upper house of the king, which is by the courtyard of the guard. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh made repairs.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:26 - Now the temple servants living in Ophel made repairs as far as the front of the Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower H4026.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:27 - After [fn]them the Tekoites repaired another section in front of the great projecting tower H4026 and as far as the wall of Ophel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:4 - Ezra the scribe stood at a wooden podium H4026 which they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right; and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam on his left.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:38 - The second [fn]choir proceeded to the [fn]left, while I followed them with half of the people on the wall, above the Tower H4026 of Furnaces, to the Broad Wall,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:39 - and above the Gate of Ephraim, by the Ancient Gate, by the Fish Gate, the Tower H4026 of Hananel, and the Tower H4026 of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:12 - Walk around Zion and encircle her;
Count her towers H4026;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:3 - For You have been a refuge for me,
A tower H4026 of strength against the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:10 - The name of the LORD is a strong tower H4026;
The righteous runs into it and is [fn]safe.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:4 - “Your neck is like the tower H4026 of David,
Built with layers of stones
On which are hung a thousand shields,
All the round shields of the warriors.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:13 - “His cheeks are like a bed of balsam,
[fn]Banks H4026 of herbal spices;
His lips are lilies
Dripping with drops of myrrh.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:4 - “Your neck is like a tower H4026 of ivory,
Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon
By the gate of Bath-rabbim;
Your nose is like the tower H4026 of Lebanon,
Which looks toward Damascus.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:10 - The Bride
“I was a wall, and my breasts were like towers H4026;
Then I became in his eyes as one who finds peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:15 - Against every high tower H4026,
Against every fortified wall,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:2 - He dug it all around, cleared it of stones,
And planted it with [fn]the choicest vine.
And He built a tower H4026 in the middle of it,
And also carved out a [fn]wine vat in it;
Then He expected it to produce good grapes,
But it produced only [fn]worthless ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:25 - And on every lofty mountain and every high hill there will be [fn]streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter, when the towers H4026 fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:18 - Your heart will meditate on terror:
“Where is one who counts?
Where is one who weighs?
Where is one who counts the towers H4026?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:38 - “Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when the city will be rebuilt for the LORD from the Tower H4026 of Hananel to the Corner Gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:4 - ‘They will destroy the walls of Tyre and tear down her towers H4026; and I will sweep her debris away from her and make her a bare rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:9 - “And he will direct the blow of his battering rams against your walls, and he will tear down your towers H4026 with his [fn]axes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:11 - “The sons of Arvad and your army were on your walls, all around, and the [fn]Gammadim were in your towers H4026. They hung their shields on your walls all around; they perfected your beauty.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:8 - “As for you, [fn]tower H4026 of the flock,
[fn]Hill of the daughter of Zion,
To you it will come
Yes, the former dominion will come,
The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:10 - All the land will change into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; but [fn]Jerusalem will rise and remain on its site from Benjamin’s Gate as far as the place of the First Gate to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower H4026 of Hananel to the king’s wine presses.

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