And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son
of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh
And then they looked one another in the face indeed, but Amaziah must look very silly:
and came to Jerusalem;
the metropolis of Judah, with his royal prisoner:
and broke down the wall of Jerusalem;
in at the breach of which he went with his chariot, as Josephus says F5, in triumph:
from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits;
the gate of Ephraim was to the north of the city, towards the tribe of Ephraim, from whence it had its name; and the corner gate was that which joined the northern and western walls together, or rather the northern and eastern walls; for Rauwolff says F6, there is still the corner gate in its old place, where the north and east walls meet on large and high rocks, and is still called by some the gate of Naphtali.
F5 Antiqu. l. 9. c. 9. sect. 3.
F6 Travels, par. 3. ch. 3. p. 228. by Ray.