Settlements of small but indeterminate size. They could be walled with gates, as a city (1Sam 23:7; Prov 8:3), but they are also spoken of in parallel with villages (Matt 10:11). References to places called towns, like Tappuah (Josh 17:8), Bethlehem (Judg 17:8), Arimathea (Luke 23:51), or Ephraim (John 11:54), offer no clues as to size or condition to distinguish them from villages or cities.

1Sam 23:7

7Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. And Saul said, “God has given him into my hand; for he has shut himself in by entering a town that has gate ... View more

Prov 8:3

3beside the gates in front of the town,
at the entrance of the portals she cries out:

Matt 10:11

11Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave.

Josh 17:8

8The land of Tappuah belonged to Manasseh, but the town of Tappuah on the boundary of Manasseh belonged to the Ephraimites.

Judg 17:8

8This man left the town of Bethlehem in Judah, to live wherever he could find a place. He came to the house of Micah in the hill country of Ephraim to carry on ... View more

Luke 23:51

51had not agreed to their plan and action. He came from the Jewish town of Arimathea, and he was waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God.

John 11:54

54Jesus therefore no longer walked about openly among the Jews, but went from there to a town called Ephraim in the region near the wilderness; and he remained ... View more

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