Nehemiah 3:28

28 From above the horse gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house.

Nehemiah 3:28 Meaning and Commentary

Nehemiah 3:28

From above the horse gate repaired the priests
So called, either because near it were stables for horses; or through it horses were led to be watered at the brook of Kidron, to which it was near; or to be exercised in the valley; Josephus F3 speaks of the "hippie", or horse tower, which might be near it:

everyone over against his house;
for it seems there was a row of houses in which the priests dwelt, and each of them repaired as much of the wall as was right against his house.


FOOTNOTES:

F3 Ut supra. (De Bello Jud. l. 5. c. 4. sect. 2, 3.)

Nehemiah 3:28 In-Context

26 Moreover the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth out.
27 After them the Tekoites repaired another piece, over against the great tower that lieth out, even unto the wall of Ophel.
28 From above the horse gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house.
29 After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his house. After him repaired also Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gate.
30 After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, another piece. After him repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his chamber.