Origin of Towns, Villages & Cities in Scripture
1] First use of City in Scripture:
And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a CITY, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. Gen 4.17
NewtonStein Note – A city was not in any fashion defined by masses, but by structure. A city could have a dozen people . . . or less . . . if properly structured!
1. ry[ `iyr (eer); Noun Masculine, Strong #: 5892 excitement, anguish
a. in fear of terror
2. (a place of waking – someone always guarding [eventually with a tower to see further], a guarded area or town – fortress, town city,
NewtonStein Note - A city then, was a place that was easier to defend – a fortress – where someone was always awake guarding the city
Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the CITY .Rehoboth, and Calah, 10.11
Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great CITY.10.12
11.4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a CITY and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
11.5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
Psm 9:6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities *; their memorial is perished with them.
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