CITADEL. Fortifications within Hebrew towns. The term should probably be applied only to the final defense unit of a city. This might include the palace (
CITADEL. Fortifications within Heb. towns were often called מִגְדָּל, H4463, tr. “tower.” It is probable that the term “citadel” should be applied only to the inner or final defense unit of the city (cf.
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(1 Macc 1:33; 3:45).