Gate 

“(1.) Of cities, as of Jerusalem (Jer. 37:13; Neh. 1:3; 2:3;” “3:3), of Sodom (Gen. 19:1), of Gaza (Judg. 16:3).” “(2.) Of royal palaces (Neh. 2:8). “(3.) Of the temple of Solomon (1 Kings 6:34, 35; 2 Kings 18:16); “of the holy place (1 Kings 6:31, 32; Ezek. 41:23, 24); of the” “outer courts of the temple, the beautiful gate (Acts 3:2).” “(4.) Tombs (Matt. 27:60). (5.) Prisons (Acts 12:10; 16:27). (6.) Caverns (1 Kings 19:13). “(7.) Camps (Ex. 32:26, 27; Heb. 13:12). “The materials of which gates were made were, “(1.) Iron and brass (Ps. 107:16; Isa. 45:2; Acts 12:10). (2.) Stones and pearls (Isa. 54:12; Rev. 21:21). (3.) Wood (Judg. 16:3) probably. “At the gates of cities courts of justice were frequently held, “and hence “judges of the gate” are spoken of (Deut. 16:18; 17:8;” “21:19; 25:6, 7, etc.). At the gates prophets also frequently” delivered their messages (Prov. 1:21; 8:3; Isa. 29:21; Jer. “17:19, 20; 26:10). Criminals were punished without the gates (1” “Kings 21:13; Acts 7:59). By the “gates of righteousness” we are” “probably to understand those of the temple (Ps. 118:19). “The” “gates of hell” (R.V., “gates of Hades”) Matt. 16:18, are” “generally interpreted as meaning the power of Satan, but” “probably they may mean the power of death, denoting that the” Church of Christ shall never die.

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