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Water Gate
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Water Gate
Water Gate (מַיִם שַׁעַר‎, mayim sha'ar). A gate on the East side of Jerusalem that was rebuilt during Nehemiah’s day (Neh 3:26).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Water Gate (Place)
WATER GATE (PLACE) [Heb šaʿar hammayim (שַׁעַר הַמַּיִם)]. A gate on the E side of Jerusalem in the Persian period, mentioned in connection with Nehemiah’s building of the wall (Neh 3:26) and its dedication (Neh 12:37). At this site Ezra read the law to the returned exiles (Neh 8:1, 3 (= 1 Esdr 9:38,
Water Works
WATER WORKS. Because of the necessity of water for human existence, access to and/or storage of this commodity has been a matter of constant concern, and particularly so in the marginally arid regions typical of the E Mediterranean land masses.A. IntroductionB. SpringsC. WellsD. Cisterns and Reservoirs
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Water Gate
Water Gate. One of the principal gates on the east side of Jerusalem. It was rebuilt during Nehemiah’s day and served as the location for Ezra’s reading of the Law (Neh 3:26; 8:3, 16; 12:37).See Jerusalem.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Waterworks Water is the lifeblood of the cultures of the Near East. The river valleys of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt had a continuous supply of water, but it had to be harnessed through irrigation canals, small dams, and systems of sluice gates to broaden the areas of cultivation. In Syro-Palestine
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Water Gate
WATER GATE One of the principal gates on the east side of Jerusalem. It was rebuilt during Nehemiah’s day and served as the location for Ezra’s reading of the law (Neh 3:26; 8:3, 16; 12:37).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Water Works
Water WorksThe inhabitants of ancient Palestine developed ingenious techniques to manage seasonal and scarce water resources. Stone terrace walls were constructed along the contours of the steep hillsides, providing new land for cultivation, controlling erosion, and impeding the flow of water down the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Water Gate
Water Gate (Heb. ša˓ar hammayim).† A gate in the eastern wall of Jerusalem on Mt. Zion, apparently opposite the Spring Gihon, restored by Nehemiah (Neh. 12:37). In the square before this gate, Ezra instructed the returning exiles in the law (Neh. 8:1, 3); here also booths were erected for the Feast
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Water Supply
WATER SUPPLY In prehistoric and early historic times man was very limited in his choice of sites for dwelling places, since he had to be in the immediate vicinity of permanent sources of water such as rivers, springs or freshwater lakes. But he learned at an early date to excavate cisterns in order to
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Water Gate
Water Gate. A city gate, restored by Nehemiah, on the E side of Mount Zion. It lay opposite the Gihon spring (Neh. 3:26), or perhaps a little farther N toward the temple (cf. 12:37). An open square beside the Water Gate furnished a place of assembly for Ezra’s reading of the law and for erecting booths
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Water and Water Systems
WATER AND WATER SYSTEMSWater is essential for sustaining the life of plants and animals, including humans. One of the determinants for human habitation is the availability of water sources for human and animal consumption and for agricultural pursuits. Climatic and ecological conditions in Palestine
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
WATER GATE [שַׁעַר הַמַּיִםshaʿar hammayim]. Nehemiah mentions that the Water Gate lay in the eastern part of Jerusalem near a “projecting tower” (Neh 3:26; 12:37) and a gathering place where Ezra read from the Torah (Neh 8:1, 3). Parallel accounts in 1 Esdras associate this gate (“the east gate”) with
WATER WORKS [מַיִםmayim]. Water is crucial for survival for all living creatures, especially so in arid lands such as in the biblical world. Earliest habitation focused on a consistent supply of water in settlement choices. Springs, rivers, and lakes attracted settlers with prospects of irrigation and
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