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Migdol


Mig’dol (tower), the name of one or two places on the eastern frontier of Egypt.

1. A Migdol is mentioned in the account of the exodus, Ex. 14:2; Num. 33:7, 8, near the head of the Red Sea.

2. A Migdol is spoken of by Jeremiah and Ezekiel. The latter prophet mentions it as a boundary-town, evidently on the eastern border. Ezek. 29:10; 30:6. In the prophecy of Jeremiah the Jews in Egypt are spoken of as dwelling at Migdol. Jer. 44:1. It seems plain, from its being spoken of with Memphis, and from Jews dwelling there, that this Migdol was an important town.