Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians

Valley Gate of Jerusalem:

The Valley Gate was repaired by Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up the doors, the locks, and the bars, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the dung gate. (Nehemiah 3: 13). The Valley Gate was located in the southwest corner of Jerusalem. It opens to the Valley of Hinnom which circles around Jerusalem from the west to the south of the city. This is the gate where Neh ...[Read More]

Old City Gate of Jerusalem:

The Old Gate was repaired by Jehoiada, the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid the beams, set up the doors, and locks and the bars.  Next to them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of the governor on this side the river. They repaired the other piece, and the tower of the furnaces.  Next unto him re ...[Read More]

Fish Gate of Jerusalem:

The fish gate was built by the sons of Hassenaah, who also laid the beams and set up the doors, the locks, and the bars. Next the repairs was made by Meremoth, the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. (Meremoth a priest, son of Uriah of the family of Koz active in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem and in the 7th course of temple service in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah.) (Strong. 2001. #04822). Next to t ...[Read More]

Sheep Gate:

The sheep gate in Nehemiah’s time and under his supervision was repaired by Eliashib and the priests under him.  (Nehemiah 3:1). The “sheep gate” was located in the northeast corner of Jerusalem near the Temple area. It was where the sheep were brought to the Temple to be sacrificed on the altar. Eliashib sanctified the sheep gate, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanct ...[Read More]

Nehemiah: Gates of Jerusalem Introduction:

The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, (the 9th month of the calendar corresponding to Nov-Dec) (Strong. 2001. #03691), in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan (the winter residence of the Persian kings; located on the river Ulai or Choaspes) (Strong. 2001. #07800), the palace. That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and ...[Read More]

Mount Zion or Mount Sion:

Mount Zion or Mount Sion are other names for Jerusalem, especially in the prophetic books. Both Sion or Zion means “a parched place”.  It is located on the southwestern most and highest hills on which the higher and more ancient part of Jerusalem was built. The name Mount Zion or Sion is often used of the entire city of Jerusalem. Mount Zion is holy to Jews, Christian as well to the Mu ...[Read More]

Mount Tabor:

Mount Tabor is located at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley in the Lower Galilee southwest of the Sea of Galilee and north of the Hill of Moreh and Mount Gilboa. It is also known as Har Tavor, Itabyrium, Jebel et Tur. The name Tabor means “mound”. (Strong. 2001. #08396).  Deborah tells Barak to go to Mount Tabor and then to lead an attack from Tabor on Sisera and his men. (Judges 4 ...[Read More]

Mount Sinai (Mount Horeb):

Mount Sinai is also known as Mount Horeb in the Bible. The mountain in the Sinai Peninsula (probably present-day Jebel Musa), also called Horeb in the Old Testament, where the LORD God made a covenant with Israel, introducing them as His people and giving them His laws.  New Testament calls Mount Sinai which symbolizes the old covenant. (Manser. 2009).  Sinai means “thorny”. (Strong. 2001. # ...[Read More]

Mount Pisgah:

Mount Pisgah is a range of mountains on the Abarim Range, east of Jordan. The prominent peak is Mount Nebo that parallels the Dead Sea on the eastern shore. The Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, is “under the slopes of Pisgah” to the east. (Deuteronomy 4:49). The territory of the Israelites, beyond the Jordan, is described as extending “to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, southward to the foot ...[Read More]

Mount of Olives:

The Mount of Olives is a mountain ridge that is 2 ½ mile long. The mountain ridge towers over the east side of Jerusalem, the middle of the three peaks forms the ridge. The central Mount of Olives and Mount Scopus are peaks on its northern side, rise over 200 feet above the Temple Mount across the Kidron Valley. David crossed the Mount of Olives when fleeing Absalom (2 Samuel 15:30). Ezekiel saw t ...[Read More]