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Dung Gate
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dung Gate
Dung Gate (שַׁעַר הָאַשְׁפֹּת‎, sha'ar ha'ashpoth). A gate in the Jerusalem wall in Nehemiah’s time (Neh 2:13; 3:13–14; 12:31).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dung Gate (Place)
DUNG GATE (PLACE) [Heb šaʿar (שַׁעַר‎) hāʾašpōt (הָאַשְׁפֹּת)]. This gate of Jerusalem is referred to four times in Nehemiah (2:13; 3:13, 14; and 12:31). The Heb word ʾašpōt used here can mean “ash-heap (Lam 4:5, NIV), refuse-heap, dung hill,” referring to human and animal excrement and other refuse
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dung Gate
Dung Gate. One of the 11 gates in the Jerusalem wall in Nehemiah’s time (Neh 2:13; 3:14). It was located near the southwest corner of the city and led to the Valley of Hinnom, where rubbish and refuse were dumped. This particular gate had been reconstructed by Malchijah, son of Rechab (Neh 3:14), and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dung Gate
DUNG GATE One of the 11 gates in the Jerusalem wall in Nehemiah’s time (Neh 2:13; 3:14). It was located near the southwest corner of the city and led to the valley of Hinnom, where rubbish and refuse were dumped. This particular gate had been reconstructed by Malkijah, son of Recab (Neh 3:14), and was
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dung Gate
Dung Gate (Heb. ša˓ar hā-˒ašpôṯ; ša˓ar hā-šap̱ôṯ.† A gate of Jerusalem, apparently so named because of its location near the city’s refuse heap (Neh. 2:13; KJV “dung port”). Following the Exile Malchijah the son of Rechab assisted in rebuilding this gate (3:13–14), and festivities took
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Dung Gate
DUNG GATE One of the gates in the southern wall of Jerusalem; it led out to the Hinnom Valley (Neh 2:13; 3:13, 14; 12:31).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Refuse Gate
REFUSE GATE (Neh. 2:13; 3:13–14; 12:31; “dung port,” or “gate,” KJV and NIV). A gate of ancient Jerusalem located at the SW angle of Mt. Zion. It was doubtless so called because of the piles of sweepings and garbage in the valley of Tophet below.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Dung-gate
Dung-gate(Neh. 2:13), a gate of ancient Jerusalem, on the south-west quarter. “The gate outside of which lay the piles of sweepings and offscourings of the streets,” in the valley of Tophet.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DUNG; DUNG GATE
DUNG; DUNG GATE<dung> ([אַשְׁפּוֹת‎, ’ashpoth], [דֹּמֶן‎, domen], [פֶּרֶשׁ‎, peresh]; [σκύβαλον, skubalon], etc.): Nine different words occurring in the Hebrew have been translated “dung” in the Old Testament. The word used to designate one of the gates of Jerusalem (’ashpoth, Nehemiah 2:13; 3:14)
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dung Gate
DUNG GATE Jerusalem landmark; one of the 11 gates in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. 2:13; 3:13–14; 12:31). Located at the southwest corner of the wall, the gate was used for the disposal of garbage, rubbish, and dung that was dumped into the Hinnom Valley below the city. Referred to as the Refuse Gate by
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Dung Gate
Dung Gate. One of the gates of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s day. From this gate Nehemiah surveyed the broken walls of Jerusalem in the night (Neh. 2:13). It was located between the Valley Gate and the Fountain Gate and was repaired by a certain Malkijah (3:13–15). It was near this gate that Nehemiah had the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Dung, Dung Gate
DUNG, dung, DUNG GATE, (אַשְׁפּוֹת‎, ’ashpōth, דֹּמֶן‎, dōmen, פֶּרֶשׁ‎, peresh; σκύβαλον, skúbalon, etc): Nine different words occurring in the Heb have been trd “dung” in the OT. The word used to designate one of the gates of Jerus (’ashpōth, Neh 2:13; 3:14) is more general than the others and may
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