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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(Heb. Migdal'-Gad, מַגְדִּלאּגָּד, tower of fortune; Sept. Μαγδαλγδά ), a town in the plain of Judah, mentioned between Hadashah ‘ and Dilean (Joshua 15:37); probably the el-Mejdel a short distance northeast of Ascalon (Schwarz, Palest. page 103; Van de Velde, Memoir, page 334). It is a prosperous village, encircled by luxuriant orchards and olive groves, and fields unsurpassed in fertility. Among the houses are many traces of antiquity-large hewn stones and broken columns. Some three miles south- east of Mejdel is the village of Jenin, which may perhaps be the Zenan noted by Joshua. in the group with Migdal-gad; and ten miles distant in the same direction are the ruins of Lachish and Eglon (Porter, Hand-book, page 261, 272).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Migdal-Gad'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/m/migdal-gad.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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