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Benjamin Gate
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A gate in the wall of pre-exilic Jerusalem (Jer 37:13; 38:7). Since Jeremiah attempted to pass through it on his way to Benjamin’s territory, which was northeast of Jerusalem (Jer 37:12–13), it is thought that this gate was at the northeast corner of the city. It also was been opposite the Corner Gate, which was on the west side of the city (Zech 14:10). It may be the same as the Upper Benjamin Gate of Jer 20:2.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Benjamin Gate
Benjamin Gate (שַׁעַר בִּנְיָמִין‎, sha'ar binyamin). A gate in the wall of pre-exilic Jerusalem (Jer 37:13; 38:7). Since Jeremiah attempted to pass through it on his way to Benjamin’s territory, which was northeast of Jerusalem (Jer 37:12–13), it is thought that this gate was at the northeast corner
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Benjamin Gate (Place)
BENJAMIN GATE (PLACE) (Heb šaʿar binyāmı̂n (שַׁעַר בִּנְיָמִין)). Gate of pre-exilic Jerusalem. In Jer 37:13, Jeremiah tried to leave the city for the territory of Benjamin by way of the Benjamin Gate; and in Jer 38:7, King Zedekiah was sitting in the Benjamin Gate. The fact that Jeremiah was heading
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Benjamin, Gate of
Benjamin, Gate of. One of the gates in Jerusalem’s old wall. The Gate of Benjamin was probably at the northeast corner, since the prophet Jeremiah passed through it on his way to Benjamin’s territory northeast of Jerusalem (Jer 37:12, 13). On at least one occasion King Zedekiah held court there (Jer
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Benjamin, Gate of
BENJAMIN, GATE OF One of the gates in Jerusalem’s old wall. The Gate of Benjamin was probably at the northeast corner, since the prophet Jeremiah passed through it on his way to Benjamin’s territory northeast of Jerusalem (Jer 37:12–13). On at least one occasion King Zedekiah held court there (38:7).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Benjamin Gate
Benjamin Gate. A gate in the wall of ancient Jerusalem facing the tribe of Benjamin (Jer. 37:13; 38:7). It is perhaps the same as the Sheep Gate (John 5:2), and would thus have been located in the north wall. Others, however, have identified it with the Gate of the Guard or the Muster Gate, which would
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Benjamin High gate
Ben´jamin, High gate or Gate of. Jer. 20:2; 37:13; 38:7; Zech. 14:10. [Jerusalem.]
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Benjamin Gate
BENJAMIN GATE Jerusalem gate (Jer. 37:13; 38:7). Identified by some with Nehemiah’s Sheep Gate or with the Muster Gate, it could indicate a gate that led to tribal territory of Benjamin. See Jerusalem.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Benjamin Gate
Benjamin Gate. One of the city gates of preexilic Jerusalem (Jer. 37:13; 38:7). Since it led to Jeremiah’s home in Anathoth (37:12) but lay opposite the Corner Gate on the W (Zech. 14:10), it seems to approximate the postexilic Muster Gate (Neh. 3:31; KJV, “Miphkad”), at the N end of the city’s E wall,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BENJAMIN GATE
BENJAMIN GATE [שַׁעַר בִּנְיָמִןshaʿar binyamin]. Probably located in the northeast part of the land of Benjamin (Jer 37:13; 38:7; Zech 14:10), it may correspond to the postexilic MUSTER GATE or SHEEP GATE (Neh 3:31, 32). The Upper Benjamin Gate of Jeremiah’s confinement (Jer 20:2) may be at the temple
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