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Episode: “The Damascus Gate”
Pointing toward Syria’s capital, the busy Damascus Gate is a window to the North and to the Moslem world. Guests include Shimon Gibson and Jan Willem van der Hoeven.
Series: “Jerusalem: Ancient Gates, Future Glory”
Myles and Katharine delve into the historical and spiritual significance of each Gate in the Old City wall of Jerusalem. Enjoy the music of Marty Goetz during this eight-part series.

Caption transcript for Jerusalem: Ancient Gates, Future Glory — “The Damascus Gate” (5/8)

  • 00:01 We're here in Jerusalem at the Damascus Gate
  • 00:03 leading in to the Arab Quarter of the Old City
  • 00:06 I know you've read about the Damascus Road.
  • 00:08 But stay with us to find out what's going on today at the Damascus Gate.
  • 00:21 ♪ My heart was glad when they said to me ♪
  • 00:28 ♪ Let us go up ♪
  • 00:30 ♪ Let us go up to the Gates of Jerusalem ♪
  • 00:36 ♪ Our feet will stand in the House of the LORD ♪
  • 00:42 ♪ Yes, Let us go up let us go up ♪
  • 00:47 ♪ To the Gates of Jerusalem ♪
  • 00:53 ♪ The Gates of Jerusalem ♪♪
  • 01:00 Shalom and welcome to our program...I'm Myles Weiss
  • 01:03 And I'm Katharine Weiss
  • 01:04 and we want to welcome you to our series on Jerusalem...
  • 01:08 The Ancient Gates... the Future Glory.
  • 01:10 We're really on a journey aren't we?
  • 01:12 We're going through all the gates
  • 01:14 seeing that they have a historical, a current
  • 01:16 and a prophetic meaning.
  • 01:18 We're really going to take you on this tour.
  • 01:21 We've been going through... beginning at The Dung Gate
  • 01:24 Going to The Zion Gate, The Jaffa Gate, The New Gate.
  • 01:28 Today we'll be looking at The Damascus Gate.
  • 01:31 And in upcoming programs we're going to finish
  • 01:34 the entire modern city of Jerusalem
  • 01:36 by looking at Herod's Gate
  • 01:37 The Lion's Gate
  • 01:39 and finally The Eastern Gate or The Golden Gate,
  • 01:42 the Beautiful Gate... the Messiah's Gate.
  • 01:44 WOW...what a journey!
  • 01:46 Before we get to The Damascus Gate
  • 01:48 we're going to hear from Professor Shimon Gibson.
  • 01:51 And he's going to tell us about a Gate
  • 01:53 that dates back to the time of Yeshua, Jesus.
  • 01:56 Let's take a look.
  • 01:59 Ancient texts and scripture tell us about the Gates of Jerusalem
  • 02:04 We're provided sometimes with their names and their location.
  • 02:08 But archeological excavations have only produced one or two.
  • 02:12 This is one of those Gates.
  • 02:15 It's located on the western side of Jerusalem
  • 02:17 on the site of a building complex which existed
  • 02:21 in the first century at the time of Jesus
  • 02:24 known as the "Critorium".
  • 02:26 This is the place where the trial of Jesus took place.
  • 02:29 Now, it's quite important
  • 02:31 because here at this gate Jesus was brought.
  • 02:35 He was then brought in front of Pontius Pilot,
  • 02:39 condemned and then led off for crucifixion.
  • 02:42 We hear from the Gospel of John
  • 02:45 that it was at the place known as "Lithostrotos"
  • 02:49 which means in Greek, "stone pavement".
  • 02:52 And this is what has been found in excavations here.
  • 02:55 A pavement situated between two gates
  • 02:58 in front of the military barracks of the Critorium.
  • 03:02 The other feature which is important is that we hear from the Gospel of John
  • 03:07 that the place was also known as "Gabbatha"
  • 03:10 which is Aramaic for "stone or rocky protuberance".
  • 03:15 And over on the left you can see part of the rocky outcrop
  • 03:19 which is probably being referred to there.
  • 03:22 So this is the place of the trial of Jesus.
  • 03:25 Now, we know of other gates which existed around Jerusalem because of their descriptions.
  • 03:31 Some of them are rather oblique such as the name of one gate which is "The Sheep Gate".
  • 03:38 It clearly led to a place where the sheep were watered or kept in a corral.
  • 03:44 Alternatively, we can have a place known as "The Dung Gate".
  • 03:48 Clearly, dung and rubbish was thrown out of the gate.
  • 03:52 But it doesn't really help us in positioning those gates.
  • 03:55 There are other gates however which have topographical information.
  • 03:59 Gates which exist even today known as The Damascus Gate and the Jaffa Gate.
  • 04:05 These are gates which led towards the cities
  • 04:08 which were at a greater distance from Jerusalem.
  • 04:13 So this is the information that we have from archaeology and from ancient texts.
  • 04:19 Combined together they give us that picture which helps us
  • 04:22 understand the topography of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus.
  • 04:29 (Myles Weiss speaking)
  • 04:30 Professor Gibson is a world renown archaeologist
  • 04:33 with unprecedented access to nearly every major discovery pertaining to Jesus.
  • 04:37 He's been excavating in Jerusalem for over 30 years
  • 04:40 and is very familiar with the ancient gates of this Holy City.
  • 04:45 The Damascus Gate is situated on the northern side of the Old City.
  • 04:50 In fact, it's one of the principal gates of Jerusalem.
  • 04:53 It's named after the City of Damascus
  • 04:55 which is of course outside of Jerusalem.
  • 04:57 And the road led towards north in the direction of Damascus.
  • 05:01 Of course it would have taken a week going from Jerusalem to reach Damascus.
  • 05:07 However, under this gate which was built
  • 05:11 by Suleiman the Magnificent in the mid sixteenth century,
  • 05:14 are the remains of an ancient Roman gate which has been excavated by archaeologists.
  • 05:19 And this Roman gate is quite interesting
  • 05:21 because it's part of a triumphal gate
  • 05:24 which was built at the time of Hadrian
  • 05:27 when he rebuilt Jerusalem as Aelia Capitolina.
  • 05:32 This gate has 3 entrances.
  • 05:34 Only the left side of this gate has been unearthed.
  • 05:38 Inside the gate archaeologists came across a large expanse of stone pavement.
  • 05:45 And this pavement is what is shown on the Madaba map of Jerusalem.
  • 05:50 It's a Byzantine mosaic map which represents Jerusalem in the sixth century.
  • 05:55 And in the middle of this paved courtyard is a representation of a column.
  • 06:03 And it's quite interesting that the name in Arabic of this gate
  • 06:08 is "Bab al-Amud", "Gate of the Column"
  • 06:11 which continues that tradition going back to Roman times.
  • 06:32 We're coming to you from Jerusalem.
  • 06:33 We're here at The Damascus Gate"
  • 06:35 The Damascus Gate is on the north side of the City.
  • 06:37 And it is one of the most important gates in the City.
  • 06:40 It is the entrance to all of the Arab life here.
  • 06:43 There is the market place that is busy.
  • 06:45 People are coming are coming and going...buying and selling.
  • 06:47 It's the hotbed of life, a Muslim expression is here
  • 06:50 and it is an important gate
  • 06:52 because it points towards Shechem and also towards Damascus.
  • 06:56 Like we were telling you earlier
  • 06:58 each gate is named after the direction to which it is pointed.
  • 07:01 And this gate is the northern gate and it's pointing to Damascus,
  • 07:05 Shechem at the other side of it.
  • 07:07 But also it's wonderful to notice that
  • 07:10 God has said that there would be trouble from the north.
  • 07:13 Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel said that there is trouble coming from the north.
  • 07:18 And this gate is pointing towards the north.
  • 07:20 And often there is trouble on this side of the city.
  • 07:24 Isn't it amazing that going north from here
  • 07:27 is where Paul went and was on the road to Damascus
  • 07:30 when he had his encounter with Yeshua.
  • 07:33 We read about it in Acts chapter 9
  • 07:35 where he was knocked down, he was blinded
  • 07:38 and he was sent to the house of a believer who healed him
  • 07:41 and the Gospel went forward
  • 07:42 because of what happened to Saul on the road to Damascus.
  • 07:46 And we're standing here near the gate that leads to the road of Damascus.
  • 07:52 And we are currently in a season where all eyes are on Damascus
  • 07:55 because of the troubles in Syria and the difficulty that's there.
  • 07:59 And the Israelis are watching that,
  • 08:01 the world is watching that.
  • 08:03 We don't know what will happen in the short term.
  • 08:05 We do know that in the long term there is going to be a prophetic change that comes to Damascus
  • 08:09 which is very, very serious.
  • 08:11 In the meantime we're watching because of the Syrians being a proxy for Iran
  • 08:16 and the troubles that come from Iran as they marshall through Syria, Hezbollah in the north.
  • 08:21 So trouble comes from the North
  • 08:23 but the Gospel went north from here
  • 08:25 and so there's always the possibility of God doing
  • 08:28 something over and above what we could ask or think.
  • 08:31 Absolutely, and that is our heartbeat is that we pray for
  • 08:34 the soul conversion of all people groups;
  • 08:37 that encounter from God that takes us out of the religious concept
  • 08:42 and brings us into a reality.
  • 08:44 Saul heard the LORD Himself talk in a Hebrew tongue and saying,
  • 08:48 Saul, Saul why do you persecute me?
  • 08:51 And God Himself revealed Himself and took the blinders off.
  • 08:54 And that's what we are praying for the Muslim people here.
  • 08:57 And I know that you're wanting to stand with us as we pray
  • 09:01 for the revelation of Sar Shalom to come in this northern gate.
  • 09:06 Yes, The Prince of Peace
  • 09:08 that He would invade the mosque,
  • 09:09 that He would come to the Muslim people and transform their hearts
  • 09:13 to those who love everyone around them.
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  • 10:29 We're here in Jerusalem at the Damascus Gate.
  • 10:31 A very important gate that is the center of Muslim activity
  • 10:35 in the north of the city and leads to Damascus
  • 10:38 where the Gospel went with Saul as he was encountered by Yeshua
  • 10:42 But if you go back in time to Genesis 24:60
  • 10:45 there's a prophecy to Rebekah about the twins that she would bring forth.
  • 10:50 And it says to her...
  • 10:51 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 10:55 That your descendants would possess the gates of their enemies.
  • 11:00 In other words, there is going to become a spiritual battle
  • 11:03 between the sons of Jacob and the sons of Esau.
  • 11:06 But folks there is hope
  • 11:08 because both the sons of Jacob and the sons of Esau
  • 11:11 can turn to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
  • 11:15 through Yeshua Ha Meshiach.
  • 11:17 And we're here to declare that hope.
  • 11:19 Just recently I was with a young new friend of mine here in the Land.
  • 11:23 He came from a Muslim background
  • 11:25 and was gloriously encountered by Yeshua.
  • 11:27 A personal salvation with spoken words to his heart
  • 11:31 that just transformed his life.
  • 11:33 Now he is being trained up to follow the Lord and to be a blessing to all around him.
  • 11:38 We've had the privilege of meeting him this trip to Israel.
  • 11:41 I want you to know that there are others
  • 11:43 that God wants to raise up out of the Muslim world.
  • 11:45 Not only so, right near here
  • 11:48 are the ancient gates, the original gates.
  • 11:51 And near those gates the cave of Zedekiah.
  • 11:54 And that is where even today the freemasons come to this area
  • 11:58 in order to do their initiation rights.
  • 12:01 Folks this is a center of a cultic and religious and dark activity.
  • 12:06 And God wants to transform it.
  • 12:08 Your prayers are vital for this area.
  • 12:11 Not far from here is Meashearim.
  • 12:13 The most ultra-orthodox area
  • 12:15 where we're praying that the ultra-orthodox Jews would come to know our own Messiah.
  • 12:19 That they would be lifted up out of this 18th-19th century garb and rabbi worship
  • 12:26 and come into the worship of the One Living Rabbi, Yeshua Ha Meshiach.
  • 12:30 We're looking for that.
  • 12:32 We're looking for the overturning of the occultic spirit that's here,
  • 12:36 the freemasons and the way that the freemasons go out from here
  • 12:40 around the world to work behind the scenes for evil.
  • 12:43 We want to see that overturned.
  • 12:45 And certainly as far as Islam goes we're looking for our Arab cousins to come to know Yeshua.
  • 12:50 And for all those around the world that go by the religious ideology of Islam
  • 12:55 that they would be transformed as well.
  • 12:57 That they would have a "Saul on the Road to Damascus" experience
  • 13:01 that they would be transformed.
  • 13:02 And from this place would arise Apostolic type leadership to come and say
  • 13:07 there is one way and His Name is Yeshua, Ha Meshiach.
  • 13:12 Would you pray that way with us?
  • 13:13 I know you will.
  • 13:26 The wonders of the Bible can only be experienced in Israel.
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  • 13:56 The scripture talks so much about going to the Land of Israel.
  • 14:01 It says in Psalm 48
  • 14:03 Walk about Zion.
  • 14:06 Go all around her, consider her palaces and then tell the generations to come.
  • 14:11 That's what we'd love you to do when you come to Israel.
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  • 14:39 It's great.
  • 14:40 You know when people come to Israel
  • 14:42 they go out as Ambassadors for what God is doing.
  • 14:45 It's not just about the Jewish people
  • 14:47 It's about every thing He is doing in the world.
  • 14:50 And how He's really getting us all ready
  • 14:52 for the coming of Yeshua.
  • 14:54 The coming of Messiah is spoken so loudly as you go through the Land of Israel.
  • 14:59 Well coming up we're going to hear from Jan Willem van der Hoeven.
  • 15:02 He's one of our heroes.
  • 15:03 He's an elder statesman as a Christian Zionist.
  • 15:05 He's been standing with Israel for decades
  • 15:08 and his passion will awaken in you love for Israel and the Jewish people.
  • 15:13 Let's go to Jan Willem.
  • 15:16 Jan Willem it's always great to be with you.
  • 15:19 What about the International Christian Zionist Center?
  • 15:21 Tell us about the heartbeat of that work and how it evolved
  • 15:24 and where you're going with it.
  • 15:26 Well, it's amazing.
  • 15:30 The Lord has led me already years ago when I finished my work at the Garden Tomb
  • 15:39 to live in Anatoth where Jeremiah lived.
  • 15:43 And although one cannot compare one's self with Jeremiah
  • 15:49 I still feel it was the Lord that brought me to that Anatoth
  • 15:54 because I have such a prophetic calling I believe by God's grace and mercy to the nations.
  • 16:01 And however important the concern for having godly ministers and government people
  • 16:14 the Bible is so clear that a nation has no chance
  • 16:19 to survive in the end time if it goes against Israel.
  • 16:24 It doesn't say the nation that does abortion will perish although that is terrible.
  • 16:30 But the Bible is unbelievably clear
  • 16:33 the nation that shall not serve Israel, Isaiah 60:12, shall perish.
  • 16:39 And then God adds through the prophet, yes, shall be utterly perishing.
  • 16:44 And then in Joel it says God will bring all the nations
  • 16:48 to the valley of Jehoshaphat to judge them.
  • 16:52 Not because of general immorality however bad that is
  • 16:56 and sucks the strength also of America.
  • 16:59 But the reason that God gives
  • 17:01 is because these nations that I'm going to judge have divided my Land.
  • 17:08 I think I'm the only one of the prophetic people that live actually in the West Bank
  • 17:14 where I have my office near Bethel where the story started.
  • 17:20 I wish that all the American Christians, Jews and Believers
  • 17:25 would rise up and say we believe the Bible
  • 17:30 and the Bible says that God has given ALL this Land to His people.
  • 17:35 And He is so excited about it
  • 17:38 that when He writes and prophecies about the return of the Jews to their nation
  • 17:45 He says I will plant you with my whole heart and my whole soul.
  • 17:52 And I look up and we are here in front of the Creator,
  • 17:55 the God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
  • 17:59 who by His grace and through Jesus has made me also as a Gentile His son.
  • 18:05 And I said, God you threw all the stars and planets all over the universe.
  • 18:12 Is it so important for you to bring your little people Israel
  • 18:17 back to this little place called Israel, a small place
  • 18:21 when I know the Arabs have twice the size of the United States of America as territory...
  • 18:27 Is it so important for you?
  • 18:29 Then where is the passion of all the Christians who see this program?
  • 18:35 What about your whole heart
  • 18:38 and your whole soul?
  • 18:40 Are you willing to flow with God says God if it's so important.
  • 18:46 I'll tell you even now while I speak I feel the Lord says show them,
  • 18:51 show them how important it is.
  • 18:53 God has promised to save this planet earth from its own stupidity
  • 18:58 and sin and rebellion
  • 19:01 through one nation.
  • 19:03 And Paul says it even in the New Testament,
  • 19:06 if their rejection, their diminishing, their scattering
  • 19:10 has meant a reconciliation of the Gentiles
  • 19:14 who have now through the Gospel been able to become
  • 19:17 sons and daughters of that wonderful God that I love
  • 19:21 what shall the receiving and the fullness of Israel be
  • 19:25 but life from the death of this planet earth.
  • 19:28 So how can Christians don't be excited with their God?
  • 19:32 Says, Lord if you need the Jews to be planted on their own earth, on their own land...
  • 19:40 You know it's very clear.
  • 19:42 God says it is My people
  • 19:45 and God says it is my Land.
  • 19:47 So He puts His people on His Land.
  • 19:51 And no Abu Mazen,
  • 19:54 and no Obama
  • 19:56 and no European weak politicians
  • 19:59 are going to stand in His way.
  • 20:02 And God speaks from heaven.
  • 20:03 And I feel that God wants the Christians to become
  • 20:06 a little bit more courageous in their speaking for us.
  • 20:10 The nations imagine a vain thing
  • 20:13 And what is the vain thing?
  • 20:14 That all the nations, even George W. Bush and the European leaders
  • 20:18 and all the leaders of the world have agreed to?
  • 20:21 There will be peace when we have two states solutions.
  • 20:26 Two states solution...shaw!
  • 20:28 And we know it's going to be opposite of peace.
  • 20:32 As even Rabin said, to have a Palestinian state
  • 20:36 will be on the ruins of the state of Israel.
  • 20:40 The Jews parted with Gush Katif
  • 20:45 Yes - Gaza
  • 20:46 with Gaza.
  • 20:48 Did it become peace? No
  • 20:49 It became a terrorist base.
  • 20:51 They went out of Lebanon.
  • 20:53 Did it cause more peace between Lebanon and Israel? No
  • 20:56 It became a Hezbollah terrorist state.
  • 20:58 So now the stupid world with stupid politicians
  • 21:03 are telling us to do it a 3rd time.
  • 21:06 Recede from the West Bank and all the Muslims said,
  • 21:09 And we will make it the cornerstone of the destruction
  • 21:14 of what will then be left of Israel.
  • 21:22 ♪ When the nations rage and all the kingdoms fall ♪
  • 21:27 ♪ He says I Am I Am...I Am all ♪
  • 21:36 ♪ And there's a river whose streams make glad ♪
  • 21:42 ♪ the City of God ♪
  • 21:47 ♪ They flow to His Holy habitation ♪
  • 21:51 ♪ They flow to the Home of the Most High ♪
  • 21:56 ♪ The Lord of Hosts is with us ♪
  • 22:00 ♪ The God of Jacob is our refuge ♪
  • 22:06 ♪ He breaks the bow and He shatters the spear ♪
  • 22:12 ♪ And says I am, I am...I am here ♪
  • 22:25 ♪ So we will not fear ♪
  • 22:28 ♪ Though this world should change ♪
  • 22:30 ♪ Though the waters roar ♪
  • 22:32 ♪ Though the mountains shake and tremble ♪
  • 22:35 ♪ For He's a present help in trouble ♪
  • 22:43 ♪ in trouble ♪
  • 22:54 ♪ Be still and know that I Am God ♪
  • 23:05 ♪ I Am exalted in the nations ♪
  • 23:09 ♪ I Am exalted in the earth ♪
  • 23:17 ♪ The Lord of Hosts is with us ♪
  • 23:20 ♪ The God of Jacob is our refuge ♪
  • 23:26 ♪ Till the ends of the earth ♪
  • 23:29 ♪ He causes wars to cease and says ♪
  • 23:34 ♪ I Am, I Am, I am peace ♪
  • 23:42 ♪ He says I Am, I Am ♪
  • 23:48 ♪ I Am peace ♪♪
  • 24:05 Marty sings it so beautifully
  • 24:06 that the I Am shall have the last words
  • 24:09 You know the kings of the earth rage it says in Psalms 2
  • 24:13 against the counsel and against His own will
  • 24:17 that they try to divide the Land,
  • 24:19 they try to fix things in the natural that God can only fix.
  • 24:23 It's really true.
  • 24:24 This story did not begin in the 20th century
  • 24:26 when the Jewish people came back after the Holocaust.
  • 24:28 It goes back to the 19th century
  • 24:30 and then back to the 1st century
  • 24:33 and then back to the time of David
  • 24:34 and then back to the time of Abraham.
  • 24:36 This is a long story
  • 24:38 that God has intended for many, many centuries
  • 24:40 to come to pass.
  • 24:42 And this tension that we see in the Land and this posturing over the Land.
  • 24:48 It's just really the nations raging against God Himself,
  • 24:52 against His Word and against His Christ,
  • 24:54 against His Meshiach... His Messiah.
  • 24:56 And that's really what we're seeing.
  • 24:58 I love the scripture what it talks about
  • 25:00 the God of Jacob is our refuge.
  • 25:03 He himself... Jacob wrestled with God.
  • 25:06 But then through that wrestling
  • 25:08 God began to show us as His people that there's a refuge in Him
  • 25:13 no matter what wrestling we're feeling
  • 25:15 we can find our safety in the Lord Himself.
  • 25:18 I think about Psalm 122.
  • 25:20 We always close with that.
  • 25:21 But it also says earlier,
  • 25:23 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 25:27 Our feet shall stand within your gates, O Jerusalem.
  • 25:31 There's a prophetic word in that
  • 25:33 that the believing community,
  • 25:35 the Jewish people first and foremost
  • 25:37 and then those grafted-in
  • 25:39 will stand within the gates of Jerusalem.
  • 25:41 It's God's Word.
  • 25:42 It's God's plan for that area.
  • 25:45 We've heard from Shimon Gibson.
  • 25:48 We've heard about the archaeology of the Land.
  • 25:50 We've heard from Jan Willem the theology of the Land.
  • 25:54 But the eschatology, the end times...
  • 25:56 the study of the end times the last word of the end times
  • 25:59 belong to the Lord.
  • 26:01 The I Am.
  • 26:02 Yes, He is the Great I Am.
  • 26:03 He will have His way in that Land and on this planet.
  • 26:07 It's not an accident that the gates are mentioned 129 times in the scripture.
  • 26:14 It's something that God is pointing to because ultimately
  • 26:17 the Word is to open up the Gates so that the King of Glory can come in.
  • 26:22 And that's where we'll end this series
  • 26:23 will be with that mysterious Eastern Gate, The Messiah's Gate.
  • 26:27 The Mercy Gate.
  • 26:28 The Mercy Gate...The King's Gate
  • 26:30 it's going to be really amazing.
  • 26:31 You know God is just so much bigger than the tensions we see in the political realm.
  • 26:35 And He will have the last Word.
  • 26:38 Next week we're going to go to Herod's Gate
  • 26:41 and see something about the tension between the natural and the supernatural.
  • 26:45 You know I always like to remember Psalm 2
  • 26:48 about when the heathen rage they try to seek council
  • 26:52 to see how they can undo the plan of God.
  • 26:55 God sits in heaven and laughs.
  • 26:58 And that's the attitude we need to have.
  • 27:01 We need to be sober, we need to be awake,
  • 27:03 we need to be vigilant, we need to know our prophecy.
  • 27:06 But we're not to be in fear.
  • 27:08 We're to have the peace of God,
  • 27:10 the joy of God, and the laughter of God.
  • 27:12 It's really true.
  • 27:13 Thank you for that.
  • 27:14 And that's why we always remind you
  • 27:16 Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim
  • 27:18 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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Episodes in this series

  1. The Dung Gate
  2. The Zion Gate
  3. The Jaffa Gate
  4. The New Gate
  5. The Damascus Gate
  6. Herod’s Gate
  7. Lions Gate
  8. The Eastern Gate

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