Rev. James E. Frazier, II Mosby Memorial Baptist Church 2901 Mechanicsville Turnpike Richmond, VA 23223 June 26, 2013 The Walls of Jerusalem • Babylonian Conquest of and Campaigns Against Jerusalem and Judah • Jerusalem in the Times of Ezra and Nehemiah Sheep Gate • Also known as Stephen’s Gate or the Lions Gate. • See John 5:1-9. Fish Gate • Christian tradition states Simon of Cyrene entered Jerusalem through the Fish Gate before he was compelled to carry the cross for Jesus (Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26). Old Gate • Also known as the Mishneh Gate. • Some believe it is the Corner Gate of 2 Kings 14:13, 2 Chr. 26:9 and Zech. 14:10. Ephraim Gate • Sometimes referred to as the Gennath Gate, the Garden Gate or the Middle Gate. Valley Gate • See 2 Chr. 26:9 Dung Gate • Also called the Refuse Gate, Essene Gate, Gate of the Westerners or Moroccans (Moors) Gate. • May be the same as the Potsherd Gate (Jer. 19:2). • It is close to the present Dung Gate. Fountain Gate (Gate of the Fountain) • So named because water was brought in through it from the Gihon or Enrogel Spring (Neh. 2:14, 3:15, 12:47). • May be the same as the ‘gate between the two walls’ (2 Kings 25:4). Water Gate • Booths were placed here for the Feast of Tabernacles in 444 B.C. (Neh. 8:16). • Site where Ezra read the law (Neh. 8:1-3). Horse Gate • Where Queen Athaliah was killed (2 Kings 11:16, 2 Chr. 23:15). East Gate (Also referred to as the Potsherd, Refuse or Dung Gate) • The main entrance to the temple. It was kept shut because the Lord entered through it. Only the prince was allowed to enter (Ezek. 44:13). • It was opened on the Sabbath and on the new moon (Ezek. 46:1). Muster Gate (Guard Gate) • Other possible names are Gate of Miphkad, Inspection Gate, Watch Gate, Prison Gate or Benjamin Gate. • Draftees were thought to gather there to enlist for military service.