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Fountain Gate
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Fountain Gate
Fountain Gate (שַׁעַר הָעַיִן‎, sha'ar ha'ayin). A gate—restored under Nehemiah—in the southeast corner of the City of David, near Jerusalem’s major water supply.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Fountain Gate (Place)
FOUNTAIN GATE (PLACE) [Heb šaʿar (שַׁעַר‎) hāʿayin (הָעַיִן)]. A gate of Jerusalem about 85 m (275 feet) SE of the present-day “Pool of Siloam” at the S end of the City of David. The Fountain Gate figures in Nehemiah’s nocturnal inspection (2:14), reconstruction (3:15), and dedication (12:37) of the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Fountain Gate
Fountain Gate, a city gate in the southeast sector of Jerusalem opening either to Gihon or to the En-rogel spring (Neh. 2:14; 3:15; 12:47). It was repaired by Nehemiah. It may be identical to the “gate between the two walls” (2 Kings 25:4).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Fountain Gate
Fountain Gate (Heb. sa˓ar hā˓ayin). A gate in the southeastern part of Jerusalem, located near the steps that lead down from the city of David to the Spring Gihon (Neh. 2:14, 15; 12:37). First constructed as part of the Jebusite city which preceded Jerusalem (ca. 1800 B.C.), the gate was rebuilt
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Fountain Gate
FOUNTAIN GATE A gate in the southeastern wall of Jerusalem. It was rebuilt in the days of Nehemiah (Neh 3:15; 12:37).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Fountain Gate
Fountain GateFountain Gate (rsv; kjv: ‘Gate of the Fountain’), a city gate in the southeast sector of Jerusalem opening either to Gihon or to En-rogel spring (Neh. 2:14; 3:15; 12:47). It was repaired by Nehemiah. It may be identical to the ‘gate between the two walls’ (2 Kings 25:4).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Fountain Gate
FOUNTAIN GATE A city gate at the southeast corner of the walls of ancient Jerusalem (Neh. 2:14; 3:15; 12:37), probably so named because people brought water from the En-rogel or Gihon springs into the city through this gate. The gate is possibly identical with the “gate between the two walls” (2 Kings
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Fountain Gate
Fountain Gate. One of the entrances to Jerusalem, mentioned after the exile (šaʿar hāʿayin, Neh. 2:14; 3:15; 12:37). Located in the SE section of the wall restored after the return, it was apparently adjacent to “the steps of the City of David on the ascent to the wall,” and near “the house of David”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FOUNTAIN GATE
FOUNTAIN GATE [שַׁעַר הָעַיִןshaʿar haʿayin]. Gate of Jerusalem (Neh 2:14; 3:15; 12:37), likely located at the south end of the city above the juncture of the Central (Tyropoean) and Kidron valleys, probably named because a Pool of Siloam overflow channel ran beneath it. See GATE BETWEEN THE TWO WALLS.
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