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Essene Gate
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Essene Gate
Essene Gate The southwestern gate of Jerusalem between the late first century bc and ad 70.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Essene Gate
ESSENE GATE. In his famous description of the walls of Jerusalem, Josephus describes the course of the oldest (“the first”) wall to the S of the Hippicus Tower: “Beginning at the same point in the other direction, facing west, it descended past the place called Bethso to the Gate of the Essenes (Essēnōn
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Essenes, Gate of the
Essenes, Gate of the. A gate in Jerusalem (not mentioned in the Bible) that was S of the Hippicus Tower, near a place named Bethso, and at the point where “the most ancient wall” changed orientation (Jos. War 5.4.2 §§140–45). It was probably on the SW hill of the city; there may have been an Essene quarter
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ESSENE GATE
ESSENE GATE es´een [Ἐσσηνῶν πύλη Essēnōn pylē]. South of Herod’s tower, Jerusalem’s western wall ran through an area called Bēthsō (Βηθσὼ) to the Gate of the Essenes (Josephus, J.W. 5.145), probably named after an adjacent Essene community. Essenes lived in “no one city,” but settled “in large numbers