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Gate that was part of the Persian royal structure (Esth 2:19, 21; 3:2–3; 4:2, 6; 5:9, 13; 6:10, 12).
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King’s Gate (Heb. ša˓ar hammeleḵ). A gate on the east side of Solomon’s temple which connected the temple to the royal palace. Warded by a Levite gatekeeper (1 Chr. 9:18), it was open only on the Sabbath and the day of the new moon for use only by the king (Ezek. 46:1–3). King Ahaz apparently dismantled
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L