Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Fenced cities: There were in Palestine:
2. unwalled villages.
3. villages with castles or towers
(1 Chronicles 27:25)
Cities, so called, had walls, and were thus fenced. The fortifications
consisted of one or two walls, on which were towers or parapets at
(2 Chronicles 32:5; Jeremiah 31:38) Around ancient Jerusalem
were three walls, on one of which were ninety towers, on the second
fourteen, and on the third sixty. The tower of Hananeel, near the
north-east corner of the city wall, is frequently referred to
(Nehemiah 3:1; 12:39; Zechariah 14:10) The gateways of such cities were also
(Nehemiah 2:8; 3:3,6; Judges 16:2,3; 1 Samuel 23:7) The Hebrews found many
fenced cities when they entered the Promised Land
(Numbers 32:17,34-42; Joshua 11:12,13; Judges 1:27-33) and we may estimate the
strength of some of these cities from the fact that they were long
held in possession by the Canaanites. The Jebusites, e.g., were
enabled to hold possession of Jerusalem till the time of David
(2 Samuel 5:6,7; 1 Chronicles 11:5) Several of the kings of Israel and Judah
distinguished themselves as fortifiers or "builders" of cities.
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