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East Gate
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The eastern gate of the temple or tabernacle.The eastern entrance of the sacred area was always the most important, from the time of the tabernacle to the time of Herod. Exodus 27:13–16 describes the gate by which the congregation entered. It was closed by a 20-cubit-wide embroidered screen. It is also mentioned in Num 4:26. In Solomon’s temple, while the location of the gate to the great court is not mentioned (2 Chr 4:9), it is likely that it was on the east. In Ezekiel’s temple, “The glory of Yahweh came to the temple by the way of the gate facing east” (Ezek 43:4). While no mention is made of the east gate of the temple of Zerubbabel, it was likely still the most important one. Finally, in Herod’s temple, the great east gate was the “Beautiful Gate” where Peter healed the lame man in Acts 3:1–10.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
East Gate
East Gate The eastern gate of the temple or tabernacle.The eastern entrance of the sacred area was always the most important, from the time of the tabernacle to the time of Herod. Exodus 27:13–16 describes the gate by which the congregation entered. It was closed by a 20-cubit-wide embroidered screen.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
East Gate (Place)
EAST GATE (PLACE) [Heb šaʿar hammizrāḥ (שַׁעַר הַמִּזְרָח)]. The name East Gate has been variously applied in biblical literature to the eastern gate (šaʿar hammizrāḥ; Neh 3:29) of the inner court of the Temple in Jerusalem and to the eastern gates (šaʿar haqqadmônı̂; Ezek 10:19; 11:1; 40:6–11;
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
East Gate
East Gate. Gate in the walled city of Jerusalem (Neh 3:29). “East gate” also refers to the gate of the temple mentioned in Ezekiel 10:19; 11:1; and 43:1.See Jerusalem.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gate, East
Gate, East The eastern gate of Ezekiel’s ideal temple (Ezk. 43:1, 4). This gate was patterned after the gate of the tabernacle, which also was entered from the east (Ex. 27:13). Although the orientation of Solomon’s temple is not specified, it was probably the same. The main gate of the second temple,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
East Gate
EAST GATE Gate in the walled city of Jerusalem (Neh 3:29). “East gate” also refers to the gate of the temple mentioned in Ezekiel 10:19; 11:1; and 43:1. See Jerusalem.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
East Gate
East Gate (Heb. ša˓ar hammizraḥ). A gate in Jerusalem mentioned at Neh. 3:29 but not included among the city gates repaired during the governorship of Nehemiah. It may have been a temple gate, the “east gate of the house of the Lord, … which faces east” (Ezek. 10:19; 11:1); the “outer gate of the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GATE, EAST
GATE, EASTThe expressions are found in Ezekiel: “Even the gate that looketh toward the east” (43:1); “The gate whose prospect is toward the east” (43:4); but the idea of a gate on the eastern side as the principal entrance to the court of the sanctuary goes back to the days of the tabernacle
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
East Gate
EAST GATE This designation refers to three different gates. 1. KJV refers to the East Gate of Jerusalem as leading to the Hinnom Valley (Jer. 19:2). This valley lies to the south of the city rather than the east. Modern speech translations render this phrase “Potsherd Gate.” This gate may be identified
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
East Gate
East Gate. Among those who helped repair the walls of Jerusalem was a certain Shemaiah who is described as “the guard at the East Gate” (šōmēr šaʿar hammizrāḥ, Neh. 3:29). It was situated between the Horse Gate at its N and the Muster Gate at its S (3:28, 31; NIV, “Inspection Gate”), but its precise
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EAST GATE
EAST GATE [שַׁעַר הַמִּזְרָחshaʿar hammizrakh]. A GATE in the Jerusalem wall, whose only unambiguous reference is its repair by Shemaiah, who was also its “keeper” (Neh 3:29). It is possible that the “East Gate” is to be identified with the “eastern Gate of the House of Yahweh” found throughout the
JOSEPH GATE
JOSEPH GATE [שַׁעַר יוֹסֵףshaʿar yosef]. In Ezekiel’s vision of the new Temple and Jerusalem (Ezek 40–48), the city walls have three gates to a side, all named for Israelite tribes. The gates of Joseph, Benjamin, and Dan are on the east side (Ezek 48:32). See EZEKIEL, BOOK OF; GATE; JERUSALEM.JAMES