Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.
And between the going up of the corner unto the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants.
And from above the gate of Ephraim, and above the old gate, and above the fish gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even unto the sheep gate: and they stood still in the prison gate.
Holman Bible Dictionary
- Sheep Gate
Entrance in northeastern corner of Jerusalem's city wall (Nehemiah 3:1 ,Nehemiah 3:1,3:32 ; Nehemiah 12:39 ). Apparently, sheep for Temple sacrifice entered the city through it. It was close to the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:2 ).
Easton's Bible Dictionary
One of the gates of Jerusalem mentioned by (Nehemiah 3:1,32 ; 12:39 ). It was in the eastern wall of the city.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
- Sheep Gate
, Sheep Market
1: προβατικός (Strong's #4262 — Adjective — probatikos — prob-at-ik-os' ) an adjective, used in the grammatically feminine form, in John 5:2 , to agree with pule, "a gate," understood, RV, "sheep gate" (not with agora, "a market," AV, "sheep market"). In the Sept., Nehemiah 3:1,32 ; 12:39 . This "sheep gate" was near the Temple; the sacrifices for the Temple probably entered by it.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
- Sheep Gate
SHEEP GATE . See Jerusalem, II. 4.
Smith's Bible Dictionary
- Sheep-Gate, the,
one of the gates of Jerusalem as rebuilt by Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 3:1,32 ; 12:39 ) It stood between the tower of Meah and the chamber of the corner, ch. (Nehemiah 3:1,32 ) or gate of the guard-house, ch. (Nehemiah 12:39 ) Authorized Version, "prison-gate." The latter seems to have been at the angle formed by the junction of the wall of the city of David with that of the city of Jerusalem proper, having the sheep-gate on the north of it. The position of the sheep-gate may therefore have been on or near that of the Bab el Kattanin.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
- Sheep Gate
The Jerusalem gate N. of the temple (Nehemiah 3:1; Nehemiah 3:32; Nehemiah 12:39). Between the tower of Meah and the chamber of the corner, or gate of the guard house or prison gate. (See JERUSALEM.) "The pool near the sheep gate" (not "market," John 5:2) was probably the present Hammam esh Shefa.
- KJV translation of Greek term meaning, “pertaining to sheep” and referring to the Sheep Gate
(John 5:2 ). See Sheep Gate
Sheep Gate, Sheep Market
- 1: προβατικός (Strong's #4262 — Adjective — probatikos — prob-at-ik-os' ) an adjective, used in the grammatically feminine form, in John 5:2 , to agree with pule, "a gate," understood, RV, "Sheep Gate
" (not with agora, "a market," AV, "sheep market"). This "Sheep Gate
" was near the Temple; the sacrifices for the Temple probably entered by it
Meah, Tower of
- of the city, between the tower of Hananeel and the Sheep Gate
Hananeel, Tower of
- the hundred, or next it, between the Sheep Gate
and fish gate S. " Connected with "the corner gate" (which was on the other side of the Sheep Gate
), also in Zechariah 14:10, where Ewald translated "on to the corner gate and tower of Hananeel on to the king's wine presses
- Nehemiah 3:3 (c) This may be taken as a figure of the fruitful life of the one who has entered through the Sheep Gate
into GOD's Kingdom
- It was probably at the Sheep Gate
(as in the margin ) mentioned in the O
- Identified by some with Nehemiah's Sheep Gate
or with the Muster Gate, it could indicate gate which led to tribal territory of Benjamin
- ) "The pool near the Sheep Gate
" (not "market," John 5:2) was probably the present Hammam esh Shefa
- The original might with at least equal propriety be rendered Sheep Gate
; and a gate so called is mentioned in Nehemiah 3:1 - 32 ; 12:39
Gates of Jerusalem And the Temple
- On the east, entrance from the Kidron Valley was signed principally through the Sheep Gate
(modern Stephen or Lion Gate) in New Testament times and by a recently found gate (Spring, 1986) south of the modern city walls in Old Testament times
- High priest in time of Nehemiah who led in rebuilding the Sheep Gate
in the Jerusalem wall, a gate through which sheep were led to the nearby Temple for sacrifice (Nehemiah 3:1 )
- ) A water reservoir, or swimming pool (as John 5:2, kolumbeethra , means), with five porches, or colonnades, close to the Sheep Gate
(Nehemiah 3:1) in Jerusalem
- The healing of the sick man at the Sheep Gate
Pool (John 5:2-9 ) points to Jesus as the One through whom God is still working (John 5:17 )
Nehemiah 3:1 (c) We are assured here that having been humbled and washed in the fountain, we now are His sheep
- (Nehemiah 2:13 ; 3:13 ) ...
- ), when we hear of the ‘fish-gate’ ( Nehemiah 3:3 ) and the ‘Sheep Gate
’ ( Nehemiah 3:1 ), so named, doubtless, from their respective markets
(10) Sheep Gate