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Gate of Benjamin

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(Jeremiah 37:13; Jeremiah 38:7; "Benjamin's gate," Zechariah 14:10; "high gate of Benjamin," Jeremiah 20:2) was doubtless on the northern side of Jerusalem, probably the same elsewhere called "the gate of Ephraim" (1 Kings 14:13), and apparently coinciding nearly in position with the present "Damascus Gate" (Strong's Harmony and Expos. of the Gospels, App. 2, p. 18). (See JERUSALEM).

2. A man of the tribe of Benjamin, second named of the seven sons of Bilhan, and the head of a family of warriors (1 Chronicles 7:10). B.C. perh. cir. 1016.

3. An Israelite, one of the "sons of Harim," who divorced his foreign wife after the exile (Ezra 10:32). B.C. 458. He seems to be the same person who had previously assisted in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem (in connection with Hashub), opposite his house on Zion (Nehemiah 3:23).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Gate of Benjamin'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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