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millo in the Bible

(Heb. always with the article, "the" Millo). (1.) Probably the Canaanite name of some fortification, consisting of walls filled in with earth and stones, which protected Jerusalem on the north as its outermost defence. It is always rendered Akra i.e., "the citadel", in the LXX. It was already existing when David conquered Jerusalem (2 Sam. 5:9). He extended it to the right and left, thus completing the defence of the city. It was rebuilt by Solomon (1 Kings 9:15, 24; 11:27) and repaired by Hezekiah (2 Chr. 32:5). (2.) In Judg. 9:6, 20 it is the name of a rampart in Shechem, probably the "tower of Shechem" (9:46, 49).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • And "Solomon built millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father."

  • That of millo, in 692, repeats in substance the rule of Grimlac.

  • Some scholars think the words are a distorted repetition of in millo, which was accidentally repeated by a scribe.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • And he built the city round about, from millo, even round about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

    Heroes of Israel Theodore Gerald Soares
  • What this girl had said discovered the son of millo to be a Vampire.

    Thalaba the Destroyer Robert Southey
  • What this girl had said of millo's son made him known at once for a vampire: he was exhumed, and found to be such.

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
  • We must, therefore, confess that the location of millo cannot at present be determined.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • Is it strange that they refused to see that Italy was, in the words of Admiral millo, the friend and liberator?

  • It consisted of a series of buildings which extended over a great area on the northern hill, in the quarter called millo.

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