The Water Gate:

The Water Gate was one of the principal gates on the east side of Jerusalem. Water Gate was in the vicinity of the Gihon Spring which was an important source of water for Jerusalem. The Water Gate was across the ridge from the Valley Gate and opened to the east, leading to the Gihon Spring and the Kidron Valley. (Nehemiah 3:26). The wall of Ophel. The wall of Ophel extended from the Ophel to the s ...[Read More]

Fountain Gate:

“The gate of the fountain was repaired by Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors, the locks, and the bars, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king’s garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David. After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Bethzur, unto the place over again ...[Read More]

Dung Gate:

The dung gate was repaired by Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Bethhaccerem; he built it, and set up the doors, the locks, and the bars. (Nehemiah 3:14). Dung Gate was located in the southeast corner of Jerusalem. The purpose of the gate is where the garbage was dumped to Jerusalem. The holy city of Jerusalem was to be a clean city if it was to be a holy city. The Dung Gate is at t ...[Read More]

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]