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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(שׁר הִסּוּסַים, sha'ar has-susim', Gate of the horses; Sept. πύλη ἵππων or ἱππέων,Vulg. porta equorum), a gate in the first or old wall of Jerusalem, at the west end of the bridge leading from Zion to the Temple (Nehemiah 3:28; Jeremiah 31:40), perhaps so called as being that by which the "horses of the sun" (2 Kings 23:11) were led by the idolaters into the sacred enclosure (2 Chronicles 23:15; comp. 2 Kings 11:16). (See Strong's Harmony of the Gospels, Append. 1, p. 14.) Barclay, however, thinks of a position near the Hippodrome (which, on the contrary, was a later edifice), at the S.E. corner of the Temple wall (City of the Great King, p. 152). (See JERUSALEM).

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

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