mound, the long, narrow, rounded promontory on
the southern slope of the temple
hill, between the Tyropoeon and the Kedron valley
(2 Chr. 27:3; 33:14
; Neh. 3:26, 27
). It was surrounded by a separate wall,
and was occupied by the Nethinim
after the Captivity.
This wall has been discovered by the engineers of the Palestine
Exploration Fund at the south-eastern angle of the temple area. It is 4 feet below the present surface. In 2 Kings 5:24
this word is translated "tower" (R.V., "hill"), denoting probably some eminence near Elisha's house.