'Tower' in the Bible
They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
The Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
Then Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder.
So he spoke also to the men of Penuel, saying, “When I return safely, I will tear down this tower.”
He tore down the tower of Penuel and killed the men of the city.
When all the leaders of the tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the inner chamber of the temple of El-berith.
It was told Abimelech that all the leaders of the tower of Shechem were gathered together.
All the people also cut down each one his branch and followed Abimelech, and put them on the inner chamber and set the inner chamber on fire over those inside, so that all the men of the tower of Shechem also died, about a thousand men and women.
But there was a strong tower in the center of the city, and all the men and women with all the leaders of the city fled there and shut themselves in; and they went up on the roof of the tower.
So Abimelech came to the tower and fought against it, and approached the entrance of the tower to burn it with fire.
“He is a tower of deliverance to His king,And shows lovingkindness to His anointed,To David and his descendants forever.”
Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel and he saw the company of Jehu as he came, and said, “I see a company.” And Joram said, “Take a horseman and send him to meet them and let him say, ‘Is it peace?’”
Then Eliashib the high priest arose with his brothers the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors. They consecrated the wall to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel.
Malchijah the son of Harim and Hasshub the son of Pahath-moab repaired another section and the Tower of Furnaces.
Palal the son of Uzai made repairs in front of the Angle and the tower projecting from the upper house of the king, which is by the court of the guard. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh made repairs.
The temple servants living in Ophel made repairs as far as the front of the Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower.
After them the Tekoites repaired another section in front of the great projecting tower and as far as the wall of Ophel.
The second choir proceeded to the left, while I followed them with half of the people on the wall, above the Tower of Furnaces, to the Broad Wall,
and above the Gate of Ephraim, by the Old Gate, by the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower;The righteous runs into it and is safe.
“Your neck is like the tower of David,Built with rows of stonesOn which are hung a thousand shields,All the round shields of the mighty men.
“Your neck is like a tower of ivory,Your eyes like the pools in HeshbonBy the gate of Bath-rabbim;Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon,Which faces toward Damascus.
He dug it all around, removed its stones,And planted it with the choicest vine.And He built a tower in the middle of itAnd also hewed out a wine vat in it;Then He expected it to produce good grapes,But it produced only worthless ones.
“Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the city will be rebuilt for the Lord from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate.
“As for you, tower of the flock,Hill of the daughter of Zion,To you it will come—Even the former dominion will come,The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.
All the land will be changed into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; but Jerusalem will rise and remain on its site from Benjamin’s Gate as far as the place of the First Gate to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s wine presses.
“Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard and put a wall around it and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.
And He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard and put a wall around it, and dug a vat under the wine press and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.
Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem?
For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?