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also known as: Eder, Tower of Eder, Tower of Edar

Meaning: tower of the flock

This is a tower between ancient Bethlehem and Hebron, near which Jacob (son of Isaac/Israel) first halted after leaving Bethlehem.

Then Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder. —Genesis 35:21 NASB

In Micah 4:8 the same Hebrew word is rendered “tower of the flock” (marginal note, “Edar”), and is used to refer to the town of Bethlehem, which figuratively represents the royal line of King David as sprung from Bethlehem, the city of David.

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Article Version: July 19, 2021