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Gate of the Guard
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of the gates in Nehemiah’s rebuilt wall of the city of Jerusalem during the postexilic period. The gate is mentioned in Neh 12:39 in reference to the dedication of the rebuilt walls in 445 bc. Located on the northern side of the city wall east of the Sheep Gate, the Gate of the Guard offered access to the Temple through the eastern wall.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gate of the Guard
Gate of the Guard (שַׁעַר הַמַּטָּרָה‎, sha'ar hammattarah). One of the gates in Nehemiah’s rebuilt wall of the city of Jerusalem during the postexilic period. The gate is mentioned in Neh 12:39 in reference to the dedication of the rebuilt walls in 445 bc. Located on the northern side of the city wall
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gate of the Guard (Place)
GATE OF THE GUARD (PLACE) [Heb šaʿar (שַׁעַר‎) hammaṭṭârâ (הַמַּטָּהרָה)]. An inner gate of Jerusalem in close proximity to the Court of the Guards and the Royal Palace that most likely gave the royal family, the judiciary, and security personnel access to the sacred Temple precincts.The Gate of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Guard, Gate of the
Guard, Gate of the. Gate located in the north or northwest part of Jerusalem, although unrelated to the Court of the Guard (Neh 3:25), which was connected to the palace (12:39, kjv Prison Gate). Perhaps it was the same as the Muster Gate.See Jerusalem.
Prison Gate
Prison Gate. kjv rendering of “Gate of the Guard,” a gate in Jerusalem possibly in the palace complex, in Nehemiah 12:39.See Guard, Gate of the.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Guard, Gate of the
GUARD, GATE OF THE Gate located in the north or northwest part of Jerusalem (Neh 12:38–39, kjv “prison gate”), although unrelated to the courtyard of the guard (3:25), which was connected to the palace. Perhaps it was the same as the Muster Gate. See Jerusalem.
Prison Gate
PRISON GATE* kjv rendering of “Gate of the Guard,” a gate in Jerusalem, possibly in the palace complex, in Nehemiah 12:39. See Guard, Gate of the.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Guard, Gate of the
Guard, Gate of the (Heb. ša˓ar hammaṭṭārâ). A gate of postexilic Jerusalem at which a company was stationed during Nehemiah’s rededication of the walls (Neh. 12:39; KJV “prison gate”). The context favors locating it in the city wall near the temple complex, either identical to the Muster Gate
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Prison Gate
PRISON GATE KJV designation for a gate in Jerusalem (Neh. 12:39). Modern translations refer to the Gate of the Guard or Guardhouse Gate. The gate is perhaps identical with the Miphkad (Muster) Gate (Neh. 3:31).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Guard, Gate of the
Guard, Gate of the. This name (Heb. šaʿar hammaṭṭārâ) occurs only once, in the account of the dedication of the rebuilt wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 12:39; not to be confused with “the gate of the guards” in the temple precincts [šaʿar hārāṣîm, 2 Ki. 11:19; see Upper Gate]). The second group sent
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GUARD, GATE OF THE
GUARD, GATE OF THE [שַׁעַר הַמַּטָּרָהshaʿar hammattarah]. Mentioned as the terminus of a procession around Jerusalem’s walls (Neh 12:39). Associations with “the gate behind the guards” (2 Kgs 11:6) and “the court of the guard” of Jeremiah’s confinement (Jer 32:2; 33:1; 37:14–21; 38:6–28; 39:11–18)
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