Sheep Gate, The

Sheep Gate, The

A gate probably located in the north city wall of Jerusalem, on the north side of the Temple area. This gate was built after the return from exile by Eliashib and his brothers (Neh 3:1) as part of Nehemiah’s reconstruction of the Jerusalem walls (Neh 12:39). Because of its proximity to the Temple area and pool of Bethzatha (Bethesda), it has been surmised that sheep to be sacrificed were brought into the city through this gate.

Neh 3:1

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Neh 12:39

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