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Meaning: tower of the flock

a tower between Bethlehem and Hebron, near which Jacob first halted after leaving Bethlehem (Genesis 35:21)

In Micah 4:8 the word is rendered “tower of the flock” (marginal note, “Edar”), and is used as a designation of Bethlehem, which figuratively represents the royal line of David as sprung from Bethlehem.