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Cities

First mention of — Ge 4:17.

Designed for habitations — Ps 107:7,36.

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

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

Built

Of brick and slime. — Ge 11:3.

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

Of brick and mortar. — Ex 1:11,14.

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

With compactness. — Ps 122:3.

Often of a square form. — Re 21:16.

Beside rivers. — Ps 46:4; 137:1.

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

In plains. — Ge 11:2,4; 13:12.

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

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

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

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

Surrounded with walls — De 1:28; 3:5.

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

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

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

Were called for

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

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

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

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

Densely inhabited — Jon 4:11; Na 3:8.

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

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

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

Different kinds of

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

Fenced. — Jos 10:20; Isa 36:1.

Treasure. — Ex 1:11.

Commercial. — Isa 23:11; Eze 27:3.

Chariot. — 2Ch 1:14; 9:25.

Store. — 2Ch 8:4,6.

Levitical. — Le 25:32,33; Nu 35:7,8.

Refuge. — Nu 35:6.

Inhabitants of, called citizens — Ac 21:39.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Furnished with stores — 2Ch 11:11,12.

Garrisoned in war — 2Ch 17:2,19.

Often had citadels — Jdj 9:51.

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

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

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

Were frequently

Stormed. — Jos 8:3-7; Jdj 9:44.

Besieged. — De 28:52; 2Ki 19:24,25.

Pillaged. — Isa 13:16; Jer 20:5.

Wasted by pestilence. — 1Sa 5:11.

Wasted by famine. — Jer 52:6; Am 4:6.

Depopulated. — Isa 17:9; Eze 26:19.

Burned. — Jdj 20:38,40; Isa 1:7.

Made heaps of ruins. — Isa 25:2.

Razed and sown with salt. — Jdj 9:45.

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

Perishable nature of — Heb 13:14.

Illustrative of

Saints. — Mt 5:14.

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

Church triumphant. — Re 21:2; 22:19.

Heavenly inheritance. — Heb 11:16.

The apostasy. — Re 16:10; 17:18.

Riches. — Pr 10:15.

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