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Upper Gate
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A descriptive term most likely referring to at least two distinct gates within the pre-exilic walls of Jerusalem. The phrase is used four times: three times in reference to a gate on the northern side of the Temple Mount (Ezek 9:2; 2 Kgs 15:35; 2 Chr 27:3), and once in reference to a gate on the northern side of the king’s palace.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Upper Gate
Upper Gate (שַׁעַר הָעֶלְיוֹן‎, sha'ar ha'elyon). A descriptive term most likely referring to at least two distinct gates within the pre-exilic walls of Jerusalem. The phrase is used four times: three times in reference to a gate on the northern side of the Temple Mount (Ezek 9:2; 2 Kgs 15:35; 2 Chr 27:3),
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Upper Gate (Place)
UPPER GATE (PLACE) [Heb šaʿar haʿelyôn (שַׁעַר הַעֶלְיֹון‎); šaʿar bêt yhwh haʿelyôn (שַׁעַר בֵּית יהוה הַעֶלְיֹון)]. A gate of the Temple’s inner or upper court that is spoken of as either being N of the Temple (Ezek 9:2; Avi-Yonah, 1954: 241) or as being S of the Temple (2 Kgs 15:35; 2 Chr 23:20
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Upper Gate
Upper Gate. One of the gates leading to the temple mount in Jerusalem. It was built by Jotham (2 Kgs 15:35; 2 Chr 27:3), and served as the principal access between the royal palace and the temple area (2 Chr 23:20; Ez 9:2). It is possibly the same as the upper Benjamin Gate, where Jeremiah was beaten
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Upper Gate
UPPER GATE One of the gates leading to the temple mount in Jerusalem. It was built by Jotham (2 Kgs 15:35; 2 Chr 27:3) and served as the principal access between the royal palace and the temple area (2 Chr 23:20; Ez 9:2).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Upper Gate
Upper Gate (Heb. š˓ar bêṯ- YHWH hā˒elyôn “upper gate of the house of the Lord”). One of the temple gates built (NIV “rebuil”) by King Jotham as part of his program to strengthen Judah’s defenses (2 Kgs. 15:35 par. 2 Chr. 27:3; KJV “higher gate”). Facing north (Ezek. 9:2), it may have been
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
High Gate, Higher Gate
HIGH GATE, HIGHER GATE KJV designations for a gate of the Jerusalem temple (2 Kings 15:35; 2 Chron. 23:20; 27:3). Most modern translations prefer the designation “Upper Gate.” TEV reads “North Gate” or “Main Gate.” Its location is not clear, possibly being the same as the Benjamin Gate. Parallel to 2
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Upper Gate
Upper Gate. KJV, “high gate” and “higher gate.” One of the gates of the temple in Jerusalem, first mentioned in the time of King Joash. After the assassination of Athaliah, the young monarch was brought “from the temple of the Lord. They went into the palace through the Upper Gate [šaʿar hāʿelyôn]
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
UPPER GATE
UPPER GATE [שַׁעַר הָעֶלְיוֹןshaʿar haʿelyon]. A gate of the preexilic temple precincts. Biblical passages make its location unclear (2 Chr 23:20, south?; Ezek 9:2, north?). Jotham (re)built this gate as part of his building project (2 Kgs 15:35; 2 Chr 27:3); hence, it may also be identified as the
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