Nehemiah 2:14

14 Then I moved on toward the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was not enough room for my mount to get through;

Read Nehemiah 2:14 Using Other Translations

Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.
Then I went on to the Fountain Gate and to the King's Pool, but there was no room for the animal that was under me to pass.
Then I went to the Fountain Gate and to the King’s Pool, but my donkey couldn’t get through the rubble.

What does Nehemiah 2:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 2:14

Then I went on to the pool of the fountain, and to the king's
pool.
&c.] That led to the fountain Siloah or Gihon, so called; it was the way to the potter's field, to Bethlehem, Hebron, Gaza, and Egypt. Rauwolff says F20 there is still standing on the outside of the valley Tyropaeum (which distinguishes the two mountains Zion and Moriah) the gate of the fountain, which hath its name, because it leadeth towards the fountain of Siloah, called the king's pool:

but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass;
because of the heaps of rubbish that lay there.


FOOTNOTES:

F20 Travels, par. 3. c. 3. p. 227.
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