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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Tower of Lebanon

( הלּבנון מגדּל , mighdal ha - lebhānōn ): ( Song of Solomon 7:4 )): The designation "which looketh toward Damascus" compels us to identify it with some portion of, or something in, the eastern range of "Lebanon, toward the sun-rising" (Joshua 13:5 ). It would then of necessity correspond to the chief summit of Hermon, on which there has been from ancient times also a tower-like temple, and from which the view is almost of boundless extent, Damascus with its gardens and groves being surprisingly near and appearing like a beautiful island in a wide extended sea. See LEBANON .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Tower of Lebanon'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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