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Dung Gate

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A Jerusalem landmark in the time of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 2:13 ; Nehemiah 3:13-14 ; Nehemiah 12:31 ). Located at the southwest corner of the wall, the gate was used for the disposal of garbage which was dumped into the Hinnom Valley below. Referred to as the Refuse Gate by KJV, NAS and Rubbish Gate by TEV.


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Dung Gate'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/d/dung-gate.html. 1991.

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