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Tower. Watch-towers or fortified posts in frontier or exposed situations are mentioned in Scripture, as the tower of Edar, etc., Gen. 35:21; Isa. 21:5, 8, 11; Micah 4:8, etc.; the tower of Lebanon. 2 Sam. 8:6. Besides these military structures, we read in Scripture of towers built in vineyards as an almost necessary appendage to them. Isa. 5:2; Matt. 21:33; Mark 12:1. Such towers are still in use in Palestine in vineyards, especially near Hebron, and are used as lodges for the keepers of the vineyards.




Towers in the Desert.