The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the dung gate.
But the dung gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Bethhaccerem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
Then I brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed two great companies of them that gave
thanks, whereof one
went on the right hand upon the wall toward the dung gate:
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Nehemiah 2:13 ), a gate of ancient Jerusalem, on the south-west quarter. "The gate outside of which lay the piles of sweepings and offscourings of the streets," in the valley of Tophet.
Holman Bible Dictionary
- Dung Gate
A Jerusalem landmark in the time of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 2:13 ; Nehemiah 3:13-14 ; Nehemiah 12:31 ). Located at the southwest corner of the wall, the gate was used for the disposal of garbage which was dumped into the Hinnom Valley below. Referred to as the Refuse Gate by KJV, NAS and Rubbish Gate by TEV.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Dung was used both for fuel and manure. It may have been carried out of the city by one particular gate, and this would attach the name to the gate. The one now so called in Jerusalem may have no reference to the above, which may not now exist. Nehemiah 2:13 ; Nehemiah 3:14 ; Nehemiah 12:31 .
- Father of Malchiah, who repaired the Dung Gate
- Its leading official helped Nehemiah repair the Dung Gate
(Nehemiah 3:14 )
- This gate may be identified with the Valley Gate (2 Chronicles 26:9 ; Nehemiah 2:13 ,Nehemiah 2:13,2:15 ; Nehemiah 3:13 ) or perhaps to the Refuse or Dung Gate
(Nehemiah 2:13 ; Nehemiah 3:13-14 ; Nehemiah 12:31 ) located 1,000 cubits away
The Dung Gate
, one of the eleven gates of Jerusalem during Nehemiah's time (Nehemiah 3:14 ), was located in the southwest corner of the wall and was used for the disposal of rubbish, garbage, and dung
- "the Dung Gate
" at Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:13), and thence removed to the fields
Nehemiah 3:14 (c) There are always things to be removed from the life
- (2 Chronicles 33:14 ; Nehemiah 3:13 ; Zephaniah 1:10 ) ...
. (1 Chronicles 26:16 ) At present the chief gates are -- ...
The Zion's gate and the Dung Gate
, in the south wall; ...
- Jeremiah 18:2 speaks of the Potsherd Gate (author's translation; known as the Dung Gate
in Nehemiah 2:13 ) where Jeremiah enacted a prophecy of doom by smashing a pot
- Stephen's, and a closed one called the Golden gate; on the south Zion gate, and a small one called Dung Gate
; on the west Jaffa gate
- In the eastern wall of El-Haram is the Golden gate, long since blocked up, and in the city wall two smaller gates, more recently closed, namely, Herod's gate on the north-east, and Dung Gate
in the Tyropoeon on the south
(9) Dung Gate
- in a somewhat curved direction, dividing the modern city into two unequal halves, and after passing out near the Dung Gate
joins the Kidron Valley at the Pool of Siloam