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Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Used as parts of city walls, or separate, as EDAR, LEBANON, etc., to defend wells, flocks, or commerce (2 Chronicles 26:10; 2 Chronicles 27:4; Genesis 35:21; Micah 4:8). Also attached to vineyards, as lodges for the keepers, wherein they could watch against the depredations of man or beast (Isaiah 5:2; Matthew 21:33; Mark 12:1).
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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Towers'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/t/towers.html. 1949.