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 the southern tip of the city of David, a little over five hundred yards south of the Valley Gate. It opens into the Valley of Hinnom and the road to the spring at En Rogel and is to be differentiated from the Dung Gate in the present configuration of the city (near the southwest corner of the Temple Mount, dating to the Ottoman period). The district of Beth Hakkerem. Beth Hakkerem is modern Ramat Rachel, just outside of Jerusalem. (Matthews. 2000).


Matthews, Victor Harold; Matthews, Mark W. Chavalas and Walton, John H. (2000). The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament, electronic ed. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

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Joanne Holstein is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She is a graduate of Psychology/Christian and Bible Counseling with Liberty University. She is well-known as a counselor to Christian faithful who are struggling with tremendous burden in these difficult times. She is a leading authority on historical development of Christian churches and the practices and beliefs of world religions and cults.

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