City Gate
Buildings and structures
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gate [Heb šaʿar, deleṯ—‘door,’ peṯaḥ—‘doorway’; Aram teraʿ; Gk pylṓn—‘gateway,’ pýlē, thýra—‘door’ (Mt. 24:33 par; Acts 3:2; 21:30]. Frequently an entrance to a city, but also to Israel’s camp in the wilderness (Ex. 32:26), the tabernacle (Ex. 27:14–16), and the temple (Ezk. 40–48).The gate
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GATE. The rendering of five Heb. and three Gr. words. It is used of cities (Deut 3:5, deleth, “door”; 1 Kgs 17:10, pethaḥ. “opening”; Gen 23:10, sha‘ar, “gate”); of the tabernacle (1 Chr 9:19, saph, “threshold”); of the king (Dan 2:49, tra‘, “gate”); of the temple (Acts 3:2, thyra, “door”); of hell
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
GateAn entrance to a city (1 Kgs. 22:20), a camp (Exod. 32:26), the tabernacle (27:14–16), the temple (Ezek. 40–48), or a palace (Jer. 22:1–2). In ancient Israel cities defended themselves by building thick, solid or casemate (hollow) walls around the highest and most central part of the city. The gate
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gate (Heb. ša˓ar, deleṯ, peṯaḥ; Gk. pylṓn, pýlē, thýra).† The entrance to a city; specifically, a fortified passageway in the defenses of a walled city. The term also designates the entrance (so NIV) to the Israelite camp in the wilderness (Exod. 32:26), the tabernacle (27:14–16), and
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GATE An opening in a city wall. When cities were walled, the city gate was normally the only means of entering a city. Thus it was the most vulnerable and most heavily fortified part of the defenses. By custom, commercial and even political activities were held at the city gates, including the formal
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gate. The gates and gateways of eastern cities anciently held and still hold an important part, not only in the defence but in the public economy of the place. They are thus sometimes taken as representing the city itself. Gen. 22:17; 24:60; Deut. 12:12; Judges 5:8; Ruth 4:10; Ps. 87:2; 122:2. Among
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
GATE (generally the rendering of Heb. sha˓ar, “opening,” and Gk. pulē, from pelō, “to turn”). The entrance to enclosed grounds, buildings, cities, etc.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Gate(1.) Of cities, as of Jerusalem (Jer. 37:13; Neh. 1:3; 2:3; 3:3), of Sodom (Gen. 19:1), of Gaza (Judg. 16:3).(2.) Of royal palaces (Neh. 2:8).(3.) Of the temple of Solomon (1 Kings 6:34, 35; 2 Kings 18:16); of the holy place (1 Kings 6:31, 32; Ezek. 41:23, 24); of the outer courts of the temple,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Gate, City
GATE, CITY — a massive wooden door in a city wall through which traffic passed. Often reinforced with bronze or iron for greater security, these gates were opened during the day to allow the citizens to come and go. But they were closed at night as a safety measure. In the event of attack, the gates
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
GateMost of the nearly 350 references to gates in the Bible involve city gates. Passages describing the layout of the tabernacle and temple (including Ezekiel’s vision of a restored temple) are likewise replete with references to various gates, some of which bear specific names. In all instances the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GATE<gat> (Hebrew normally (over 300 times) [שַׁעַר‎, shàar]; occasionally [דֶּלֶת‎, deleth], properly, “gateway” (but compare Dt 3:5); elsewhere the gateway is [פֶּתַח‎, pethach] (compare especially Gen 19:6); Aramaic [תּרַע‎, terà]; Greek [πυλών, pulon], [πύλη, pule]; the English Revised Version
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Gate. Walled cities had of necessity gates or doors of entrance. These gates and gateways anciently held, as they still hold in the East, an important relation, not only to the defence, but also to the public economy, of the place. They are thus sometimes taken as representing the city itself (Gen. 22:17;