Meaning: tower

This was the name of 2 biblical places in Egypt.

  1. Migdol, a strongly-fortified place 12 miles from Pelusium, in the north of Egypt (Jeremiah 44:1; 46:14)

    This word is rendered “tower” in Ezek. 29:10, but the margin correctly retains the name Migdol, “from Migdol to Syene;” i.e., from Migdol in the north to Syene in the south, in other words, the whole of Egypt.

  2. Migdol, a place mentioned in the passage of the Red Sea (Exodus 14:2; Numbers 33:7, 8)

    It is probably to be identified with Bir Suweis, about 2 miles from Suez.