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HEBREW: 4028 dg-ldgm Migdal-Gad
NAVE: Migdal-gad
EBD: Migdal-gad
Midianitish, Woman | Midnight | Midrash | Midwife | Migdal El | Migdal Gad | Migdal-Edar | Migdal-Eder | Migdalel | Migdalgad | Migdol

Migdal Gad

In Bible versions:

Migdal Gad: NET NIV
Migdal-Gad: AVS TEV
Migdal-gad: NASB
a town in the western foothills of Judah
Google Maps: Migdal-gad (31° 40´, 34° 34´)


Strongs #04028: dg-ldgm Migdal-Gad

Migdal-gad = "tower of God"

1) one of the fortified cities of Judah

4028 Migdal-Gad migdal-gawd'

from 4026 and 1408; tower of Fortune; Migdal-Gad, a place in
see HEBREW for 04026
see HEBREW for 01408

Migdal-gad [EBD]

tower of fortune, a town in the plains of Judah, probably the modern el-Mejdel, a little to the north-east of Ascalon (Josh. 15:37).

Migdal-gad [NAVE]

MIGDAL-GAD, a city of Judah, Josh. 15:37.


MIGDAL-GAD - mig'-dal-gad (mighdalgadh, "tower of Gad"): One of a group of 16 cities of Judah situated in the "lowland" (Josh 15:37). Of these, only Lachish, Eglon, Beth-dagon and Naamah have been identified with any certainty. This would indicate a site in the Philistine plain, and the modern flourishing town of Mejdel, 2 1/2 miles Northeast of Ashkelon, appears to be a possible identification. It is the most important town in the district which is named after it Nahiet el-Mejdel. It must, however, be admitted that it is difficult to see how Judah could have held a site so close to the great Philistine strongholds. It is very probable that Mejdel ("tower") is the tower mentioned in Josephus, BJ, III, ii, 3, as close to Ashkelon, and it or Migdalgad (or both if they are the same sites) may be identical with the Magtal of the Tell el-Amarna Letters (Petrie, Hist. Egypt, II, 329). For Mejdel see Palestine Exploration Fund, II, 410, Sh XVI.

E. W. G. Masterman

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