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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Hammeah, the Tower of

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HAMMEAH, THE TOWER OF ( Nehemiah 3:1 ; Nehemiah 12:39 ). A tower on the walls of Jerus., near the tower of Hananel (wh. see), between the Sheep-gate on the east and the Fish-gate on the west. These two towers were probably situated near the N.E. corner of the city (cf. Jeremiah 31:38 , Zechariah 14:10 ). The origin of the name ‘tower of Hammeah,’ or ‘tower of the hundred’ (RVm [Note: Revised Version margin.] ), is obscure. It has been suggested that the tower was 100 cubits high, or that it was approached by 100 steps, or that it required a garrison of 100 men.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Hammeah, the Tower of'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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