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Cities


1. First mention of. Ge 4:17.

2. Designed for habitations. Ps 107:7,36.

3. Often built to perpetuate a name. Ge 11:4.

4. Often founded and enlarged by blood and rapine. Mic 3:10; Hab 2:12.

5. Built

a. Of brick and slime. Ge 11:3.

b. Of stone and wood. Ps 102:14; Eze 26:12.

c. Of brick and mortar. Ex 1:11,14.

d. On solid foundations. Ezr 6:3; Re 21:14.

e. With compactness. Ps 122:3.

f. Often of a square form. Re 21:16.

g. Beside rivers. Ps 46:4; 137:1.

h. On hills. Mt 5:14; Lu 4:29; Re 17:9.

i. In plains. Ge 11:2,4; 13:12.

j. In desert places. 2Ch 8:4; Ps 107:35,36.

k. In pleasant situations. 2Ki 2:19; Ps 48:2.

6. Arranged in streets and lanes. Nu 22:39; Zec 8:5; Lu 14:21.

7. Entered through gates. Ge 34:24; Ne 13:19,22.

8. Surrounded with walls. De 1:28; 3:5.

9. Often fortified by nature. Ps 125:2; Isa 33:16.

10. Often fortified by art. 2Ch 11:5-10,23; Ps 48:12,13; Jer 4:5; Da 11:15.

11. Sometimes had suburbs. Nu 35:2; Jos 21:3.

12. Were called for

a. The family of the founder. Ge 4:17; Jdj 18:29.

b. The proprietor of the land. 1Ki 16:24.

c. The country in which built. Da 4:29,30.

13. Numerous. Jos 15:21; 1Ch 2:22; Jer 2:28.

14. Densely inhabited. Jon 4:11; Na 3:8.

15. Often great and goodly. Ge 10:12; De 6:10; Da 4:30; Jon 3:3.

16. Often of great antiquity. Ge 10:11,12.

17. Often insignificant. Ge 19:20; Ec 9:14.

18. Different kinds of

a. Royal. Nu 21:26; Jos 10:2; 2Sa 12:26.

b. Fenced. Jos 10:20; Isa 36:1.

c. Treasure. Ex 1:11.

d. Commercial. Isa 23:11; Eze 27:3.

e. Chariot. 2Ch 1:14; 9:25.

f. Store. 2Ch 8:4,6.

g. Levitical. Le 25:32,33; Nu 35:7,8.

h. Refuge. Nu 35:6.

19. Inhabitants of, called citizens. Ac 21:39.

20. Prosperity of, increased by commerce. Ge 49:13; De 33:18,19; Eze 28:5.

21. Artificial mode of supplying water to. 2Ki 18:17; 20:20.

22. Infested by dogs. 1Ki 14:11; Ps 59:6,14.

23. Under governors. 2Ch 33:14; 2Co 11:32.

24. Provided with judges. De 16:18; 2Ch 19:5.

25. Protected at night by watchmen. Ps 127:1; Song 5:7; Isa 21:11.

26. Furnished with stores. 2Ch 11:11,12.

27. Garrisoned in war. 2Ch 17:2,19.

28. Often had citadels. Jdj 9:51.

29. A great defence to a country. 2Ch 11:5.

30. Afforded refuge in times of danger. Jer 8:14-16.

31. Often deserted on the approach of an enemy. 1Sa 31:7; Jer 4:20.

32. Were frequently

a. Stormed. Jos 8:3-7; Jdj 9:44.

b. Besieged. De 28:52; 2Ki 19:24,25.

c. Pillaged. Isa 13:16; Jer 20:5.

d. Wasted by pestilence. 1Sa 5:11.

e. Wasted by famine. Jer 52:6; Am 4:6.

f. Depopulated. Isa 17:9; Eze 26:19.

g. Burned. Jdj 20:38,40; Isa 1:7.

h. Made heaps of ruins. Isa 25:2.

i. Razed and sown with salt. Jdj 9:45.

33. Difficulty of taking, alluded to. Pr 18:19; Jer 1:18,19.

34. Perishable nature of. Heb 13:14.

35. Illustrative of

a. Saints. Mt 5:14.

b. Visible church. Song 3:2,3; Re 11:2.

c. Church triumphant. Re 21:2; 22:19.

d. Heavenly inheritance. Heb 11:16.

e. The apostasy. Re 16:10; 17:18.

f. Riches. Pr 10:15.