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Nehemiah 3:3

Nehemiah 3:3

But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build
So called, because fish was brought from the sea coasts through it, and near it was the fish market; this also was southward, according to Dr. Lightfoot F24; others say northward; some say it led to the sea of Galilee, Jordan, and all the east and north country: but it is most likely to be westward towards the Mediterranean sea, Tyre, and Joppa, from whence fish were brought; and Rauwolff says F25 it is still standing towards the west, behind Mount Sion, and over against Mount Gihon, see ( 2 Chronicles 33:14 ) he also says, this gate was called the gate of Hebron, because the road of Hebron went through it, which is about seven or eight hours' walking distant from it:

who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the
locks thereof, and the bars thereof;
completely finished it.


F24 Chorograph. Cent. of the Land of Israel, c. 26. p. 27. vol. 2.
F25 Ut supra, (Travels, par. 3. c. 3.) p. 226, 227.
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