Moreover the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto the place
over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth out.
And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was
before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.
And he read therein before the street that was
before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive
unto the book of the law.
So the people went forth, and brought them
, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim.
And at the fountain gate, which was over against them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at the going up of the wall, above the house of David, even unto the water gate eastward.
- ) An artifical passage for water, fitted with a valve or gate, as in a mill stream, for stopping or regulating the flow; also, a Water Gate
or flood gate
- It was near the Water Gate
(Nehemiah 3:26-27; Nehemiah 11:21)
- The Nethinim resided in the Ophel district of Jerusalem, likely near the Water Gate
(Nehemiah 3:26 ), a site conducive with their task as water bearers
Siloam, the Pool of
- of the temple mountain), the wall above the house of David, the Water Gate
, and the king's garden (compare Nehemiah 12:37 with Nehemiah 3:15)
Tabernacles, Feast of
In Jerusalem the booths were built on the roofs, in house courts, in the temple court, and in the street of the Water Gate
and of the Ephraim gate
- Ophel, unto the place over against the Water Gate
toward the East. The Water Gate
led from Ophel to the Virgin fountain
Canon of the Old Testament
- Their keenness to return to the law appears in Nehemiah 8:1-8; Ezra the priest read to "all the people gathered as one man into the street before the Water Gate
Nehemiah 3:26 (c) There is living water to drink (the Holy Spirit), and there is water for cleansing (the water of His Word)
- (Nehemiah 12:37 ) ...
. the city of David, (2 Chronicles 32:6 ) the "street facing the Water Gate
," (Nehemiah 8:1,3 ) or, according to the parallel account in 1Esdr
- Water Gate
. , "broad place facing the Water Gate
," Nehemiah 8:1; Nehemiah 8:3, or, according to the parallel account in 1 Esdras 9:38, the "broad place of the temple towards the east;" the "street of the house of God," Ezra 10:9, R
- The priests, having filled a vessel of water from the fountain of Siloam, bore it through the Water Gate
to the temple, and there, while the trumpets and horns were sounding, poured it upon the sacrifice arranged upon the altar
The gate of the inner temple to which this passage led was called "the Water Gate
": Nehemiah 12:37 (Talmud, Mid. On its south side an inclined plane led down to the Water Gate
where was the great, cistern in the rock (Barclay, City of the Great King, 526); supplying the temple at the S
- We learn from the Talmud that the gate of the inner temple to which this passage led was called the "Water Gate
;" and it is interesting to be able to identify a spot so prominent in the description of Nehemiah
- Upward of fifty thousand people assembled in a street, or large square, near the Water Gate