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Below are articles from the following 3 dictionaries:
Torrey's New Topical Textbook

Cities: First Mention Of

Gen 4:17

Cities: Designed for Habitations

Psa 107:7,36

Cities: Often Built to Perpetuate a Name

Gen 11:4

Cities: Often Founded and Enlarged by Blood and Rapine

Mic 3:10; Hab 2:12

Cities: Built

Of brick and slime

Gen 11:3

Of stone and wood

Psa 102:14; Eze 26:12

Of brick and mortar

Exd 1:11,14

On solid foundations

Ezr 6:3; Rev 21:14

With compactness

Psa 122:3

Often of a square form

Rev 21:16

Beside rivers

Psa 46:4; 137:1

On hills

Mat 5:14; Luk 4:29; Rev 17:9

In plains

Gen 11:2,4; 13:12

In desert places

2Ch 8:4; Psa 107:35,36

In pleasant situations

2Ki 2:19; Psa 48:2

Cities: Arranged in Streets and Lanes

Num 22:39; Zec 8:5; Luk 14:21

Cities: Entered through Gates

Gen 34:24; Neh 13:19,22

Cities: Surrounded with Walls

Deu 1:28; 3:5

Cities: Often Fortified by Nature

Psa 125:2; Isa 33:16

Cities: Often Fortified by Art

2Ch 11:5-10,23; Psa 48:12,13; Jer 4:5; Dan 11:15

Cities: Sometimes Had Suburbs

Num 35:2; Jos 21:3

Cities: Were Called For

The family of the founder

Gen 4:17; Jdg 18:29

The proprietor of the land

1Ki 16:24

The country in which built

Dan 4:29,30

Cities: Numerous

Jos 15:21; 1Ch 2:22; Jer 2:28

Cities: Densely Inhabited

Jon 4:11; Nah 3:8

Cities: Often Great and Goodly

Gen 10:12; Deu 6:10; Dan 4:30; Jon 3:3

Cities: Often of Great Antiquity

Gen 10:11,12

Cities: Often Insignificant

Gen 19:20; Ecc 9:14

Cities: Different Kinds Of


Num 21:26; Jos 10:2; 2Sa 12:26


Jos 10:20; Isa 36:1


Exd 1:11


Isa 23:11; Eze 27:3


2Ch 1:14; 9:25


2Ch 8:4,6


Lev 25:32,33; Num 35:7,8


Num 35:6

Cities: Inhabitants Of, Called Citizens

Act 21:39

Cities: Prosperity Of, Increased by Commerce

Gen 49:13; Deu 33:18,19; Eze 28:5

Cities: Artificial Mode of Supplying Water To

2Ki 18:17; 20:20

Cities: Infested by Dogs

1Ki 14:11; Psa 59:6,14

Cities: Under Governors

2Ch 33:14; 2Cr 11:32

Cities: Provided with Judges

Deu 16:18; 2Ch 19:5

Cities: Protected at Night by Watchmen

Psa 127:1; Sgs 5:7; Isa 21:11

Cities: Furnished with Stores

2Ch 11:11,12

Cities: Garrisoned in War

2Ch 17:2,19

Cities: Often Had Citadels

Jdg 9:51

Cities: A Great Defence to a Country

2Ch 11:5

Cities: Afforded Refuge in Times of Danger

Jer 8:14-16

Cities: Often Deserted on the Approach of an Enemy

1Sa 31:7; Jer 4:20

Cities: Were Frequently


Jos 8:3-7; Jdg 9:44


Deu 28:52; 2Ki 19:24,25


Isa 13:16; Jer 20:5

Wasted by pestilence

1Sa 5:11

Wasted by famine

Jer 52:6; Amo 4:6


Isa 17:9; Eze 26:19


Jdg 20:38,40; Isa 1:7

Made heaps of ruins

Isa 25:2

Razed and sown with salt

Jdg 9:45

Cities: Difficulty of Taking, Alluded To

Pro 18:19; Jer 1:18,19

Cities: Perishable Nature Of

Hbr 13:14

Cities: Illustrative Of


Mat 5:14

Visible church

Sgs 3:2,3; Rev 11:2

Church triumphant

Rev 21:2; 22:19

Heavenly inheritance

Hbr 11:16

The apostasy

Rev 16:10; 17:18


Pro 10:15

Smith's Bible Dictionary


The earliest notice in Scripture of city‐building is of Enoch by Cain, in the land of his exile (Genesis 4:17). After the confusion of tongues the descendants of Nimrod founded Babel, Erech, Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar, and Asshur, a branch from the same stock, built Nineveh, Rehoboth‐by‐the‐river, Calah and Resen, the last being "a great city." The earliest description of a city, properly so called, is that of Sodom (Genesis 19:1-22). Even before the time of Abraham there were cities in Egypt (Genesis 12:14-15; Numbers 13:22) and the Israelites, during their sojourn there, were employed in building or fortifying the "treasure cities" of Pithom and Raamses (Exodus 1:11). Fenced cities, fortified with high walls (Deuteronmy 3:5) were occupied and perhaps partly rebuilt after the conquest, by the settled inhabitants of Syria on both sides of the Jordan.


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