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Foundation Gate
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An inner gate located on the west side of the Jerusalem temple, possibly providing access to the temple from the royal palace. Jehoiada stationed guards there before the coronation of King Joash (2 Kgs 11:6; 2 Chr 23:5). This gate had several names, including the Shallecheth Gate (שַׁעַר שַׁלֶּכֶת‎, sha'ar shallekheth) and Sur Gate (שַׁעַר סוּר‎, sha'ar sur). It also might be identified with Jeremiah’s Middle Gate (שַׁעַר הַתָּוֶךְ‎, sha'ar hattawekh; Jer 39:3; see 2 Chr 23:5 LXX).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Foundation Gate
Foundation Gate (שַׁעַר הַיְסוֹד‎, sha'ar haysod). An inner gate located on the west side of the Jerusalem temple, possibly providing access to the temple from the royal palace. Jehoiada stationed guards there before the coronation of King Joash (2 Kgs 11:6; 2 Chr 23:5). This gate had several names, including
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Foundation Gate (Place)
FOUNDATION GATE (PLACE) [Heb šaʿar (שַׁעַר‎) hayĕsôd (הַיְסֹוד)]. An inner gate of Jerusalem in the N or NW quadrant of an enclosure that surrounded the Temple precincts and the royal residences. Jehoiada the priest stationed troops at this gate as a part of the security arrangements for the coronation
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Foundation Gate
Foundation Gate. Structure mentioned in 2 Chronicles 23:5, in the narrative about Queen Athaliah’s execution. The parallel passage in 2 Kings 11:6 reads “gate of Sur,” while the Septuagint has “gate of the ways,” indicating some difficulties within the Hebrew text.See Jerusalem.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Foundation, gate of
Foundation, gate of [Heb šaʿar haysôḏ] (2 Ch. 23:5). A gate in Jerusalem mentioned in connection with the plot to assassinate Athaliah. Exactly what gate is meant is problematic since the LXX has “middle [Gk. mésos] gate” (cf. Jer. 39:3) instead of “foundation,” and the parallel passage in 2 K.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Foundation Gate
FOUNDATION GATE Structure mentioned in 2 Chronicles 23:5, in the narrative about Queen Athaliah’s execution. The parallel passage in 2 Kings 11:6 reads “Sur Gate,” while the Septuagint has “gate of the ways,” indicating some difficulties within the Hebrew text.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Foundation, Gate of the
Foundation, Gate of the (Heb. ša˓ar haysôḏ). A gate in Jerusalem, perhaps providing access to the temple from the royal palace (2 Chr. 23:5; LXX Gk. tḗ pýlē tḗ mésē “middle gate”; cf. Jer. 39:3). The priest Jehoiada positioned guards here in an attempt to capture the usurper Athaliah.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Foundation Gate
FOUNDATION GATE One of the inner gates of Jerusalem. In the preparations for the accession of Josiah, Jehoiada stationed troops at this gate as a part of his security plans (2 Kgs 11:6; 2 Chr 23:5). There were several names used for the gate, including the Sur Gate and Middle Gate.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Foundation Gate
Foundation Gate. This name occurs only in the account of Josiah’s coronation (2 Chr. 23:5, šaʿar hayĕsôd; lxx has “the middle gate” here and in Jer. 39:3); in the parallel passage it is called Sur (2 Ki. 11:6, šaʿar sûr; lxx, “the gate of the ways”). The similarity in Hebrew between יסוד and סור
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