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The Walls of Jerusalem Rev. James E. Frazier, II Mosby Memorial Baptist Church 2901 Mechanicsville Turnpike Richmond, VA June 26, 2013
Babylonian Conquest of and Campaigns Against Jerusalem and Judah
Jerusalem in the Times of Ezra and Nehemiah
Sheep Gate Also known as Stephen’s Gate or the Lions Gate. See John 5:1-9.
Fish Gate Christian tradition states Simon of Cyrene entered Jerusalem through the Fish Gate before he was compelled to carry the cross for Jesus (Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26).
Old Gate Also known as the Mishneh Gate. Some believe it is the Corner Gate of 2 Kings 14:13, 2 Chr. 26:9 and Zech. 14:10.
Ephraim Gate Sometimes referred to as the Gennath Gate, the Garden Gate or the Middle Gate.
Valley Gate See 2 Chr. 26:9
Dung Gate Also called the Refuse Gate, Essene Gate, Gate of the Westerners or Moroccans (Moors) Gate. May be the same as the Potsherd Gate (Jer. 19:2). It is close to the present Dung Gate.
Fountain Gate (Gate of the Fountain) So named because water was brought in through it from the Gihon or En- rogel Spring (Neh. 2:14, 3:15, 12:47). May be the same as the ‘gate between the two walls’ (2 Kings 25:4).
Water Gate Booths were placed here for the Feast of Tabernacles in 444 B.C. (Neh. 8:16). Site where Ezra read the law (Neh. 8:1-3).
Horse Gate Where Queen Athaliah was killed (2 Kings 11:16, 2 Chr. 23:15).
East Gate (Also referred to as the Potsherd, Refuse or Dung Gate) The main entrance to the temple. It was kept shut because the Lord entered through it. Only the prince was allowed to enter (Ezek. 44:1- 3). It was opened on the Sabbath and on the new moon (Ezek. 46:1).
Muster Gate (Guard Gate) Other possible names are Gate of Miphkad, Inspection Gate, Watch Gate, Prison Gate or Benjamin Gate. Draftees were thought to gather there to enlist for military service.