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Gates


1. Design of. Isa 62:10.

2. Made of

a. Brass. Ps 107:16; Isa 45:2.

b. Iron. Ac 12:10.

3. Often two-leaved. Isa 45:1.

4. Fastened with bars of iron. Ps 107:16; Isa 45:2.

5. Made to

a. Cities. 1Ki 17:10.

b. Houses. Lu 16:20; Ac 12:14.

c. Temples. Ac 3:2.

d. Palaces. Es 5:13.

e. Prisons. Ac 12:10.

f. Camps. Ex 32:26.

g. Rivers. Na 2:6.

6. Of cities

a. Chief places of concourse. Pr 1:21.

b. Courts of justice held at. De 16:18; 2Sa 15:2; Pr 22:22,23.

c. Land sold at. Ge 23:10,16.

d. Land redeemed at. 2Ki 7:1,18.

e. Markets held at. 2Ki 7:1,18.

f. Proclamations made at. Pr 1:21; Jer 17:19.

g. Councils of state held at. 2Ch 18:9; Jer 39:3.

h. Conferences held at. Ge 34:20; 2Sa 3:27.

i. Public commendation given at. Pr 31:23,31.

j. Public censure passed at. Job 5:4; Isa 29:21.

k. Shut at night-fall. Jos 2:5; Ne 13:19.

l. Chief points of attack in war. Jdj 5:8; Isa 22:7; Eze 21:15.

m. Battering rams used against. Eze 21:22.

n. Experienced officers placed over. 2Ki 7:17.

o. Troops reviewed at, going to war. 2Sa 18:4.

p. Often razed and burned. Ne 1:3; La 2:9.

q. Idolatrous rites performed at. Ac 14:13.

r. Criminals punished at. De 17:5; Jer 20:2.

s. Custom of sitting at, in the evening, alluded to. Ge 19:1.

7. Of the temple

a. Called gates of Zion. La 1:4.

b. Called gates of righteousness. Ps 118:19.

c. Called gates of the Lord. Ps 118:20.

d. Overlaid with gold. 2Ki 18:16.

e. One specially beautiful. Ac 3:2.

f. Levites the porters of. 2Ch 8:14; 23:4.

g. Charge of, given by lot. 1Ch 26:13-19.

h. The treasury placed at. 2Ch 24:8; Mr 12:41.

i. The pious Israelites delighted to enter. Ps 118:19,20; 100:4.

j. Frequented by beggars. Ac 3:2.

8. Of Jerusalem

a. High gate of Benjamin. Jer 20:2; 37:13.

b. Fish gate. 2Ch 33:14; Ne 3:3.

c. Sheep gate. Ne 3:1; Joh 5:2.

d. Gate of Miphkad. Ne 3:31.

e. Gate of Ephraim. Ne 12:39.

f. Valley gate. 2Ch 26:9; Ne 2:13.

g. Water gate. Ne 3:26; 8:3.

h. Horse gate. 2Ch 23:15; Ne 3:28.

i. Old gate. Ne 3:6; 12:39.

j. Corner gate. 2Ch 26:9.

k. Dung gate. Ne 3:14; 12:31.

l. Gate of the fountain. Ne 3:15.

9. Carcase of sin-offering burned without. Le 4:12; Heb 13:11-13.

10. Criminals generally punished without. Le 24:23; Joh 19:17; Heb 13:12.

11. Illustrative

a. Of Christ. Joh 10:9.

b. (Of heaven,) of access to God. Ge 28:12-17.

c. (Of hell,) of Satan’s power. Mt 16:18.

d. (Of the grave,) of death. Isa 38:10.

e. (Strait,) of the entrance to life. Mt 7:14.

f. (Wide,) of the entrance to ruin. Mt 7:13.