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Nicanor Gate
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nicanor Gate
Nicanor Gate. One of the gates leading to the courtyard of the temple. According to an inscription on a sarcophagus discovered in a cave on Mt. Scopus, it was named for the first-century A.D. Alexandrian craftsman who made the gates. It was the only gate in the temple courtyard that was not gilded, formed
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
NICANOR GATE ni-kay´nuhr. The Mishnah’s Nicanor Gate (m. Mid. 1:4; 2:3) of the Jerusalem temple courts may correspond to one of two splendid gates mentioned by Josephus (J.W. 5.201, 204–5), and to the BEAUTIFUL GATE of Acts 3:1–10. An ossuary inscription discovered near Jerusalem in 1902 reads, “Bones