Dictionary Mode: easton:Gate
Gate @ (1.) Of cities, as of Jerusalem Jeremiah:37:13; Nehemiah:1:3 Nehemiah:2:3 Nehemiah:3:3 ), of Sodom Genesis:19:1), of Gaza Judges:16:3). (2.) Of royal palaces Nehemiah:2:8). (3.) Of the temple of Solomon (kjvKings:6:34-35; 2Kings:18:16); of the holy place (kjvKings:6:31-32; Ezekiel:41:23-24); of the outer courts of the temple, the beautiful gate Acts:3:2). (4.) Tombs Matthew:27:60). (5.) Prisons Acts:12:10 Acts:16:27). (6.) Caverns (kjvKings:19:13). (7.) Camps Exodus:32:26-27; Hebrews:13:12). The materials of which gates were made were, (1.) Iron and brass Psalms:107:16; Isaiah:45:2; Acts:12:10). (2.) Stones and pearls Isaiah:54:12; Revelation:21:21). (3.) Wood Judges:16:3) probably. At the gates of cities courts of justice were frequently held, and hence "judges of the gate" are spoken of Deuteronomy:16:18 Deuteronomy:17:8 Deuteronomy:21:19 ; 25:6-7, etc.). At the gates prophets also frequently delivered their messages Proverbs:1:21 Proverbs:8:3; Isaiah:29:21; Jeremiah:17:19-20 Jeremiah:26:10). Criminals were punished without the gates (kjvKings:21:13; Acts:7:59). By the "gates of righteousness" we are probably to understand those of the temple Psalms:118:19). "The gates of hell" (R.V., "gates of Hades") Matthew: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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