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Upper Chamber of the Corner

CORNER, UPPER CHAMBER OF THE (עֲלִיָּה, H6608, roof chamber; פִּנָּה, H7157, corner). The tr. of the RSV in Nehemiah 3:31, 32.

In Nehemiah’s description of the walls and gates of Jerusalem the “roof chamber” (3:31, 32), possibly a watchtower, is connected with the NE corner of the Temple area E of the Sheep Gate, N of the Muster Gate.

Bibliography

J. J. Simons, Jerusalem in the Old Testament (1952), 340-343; R. A. Bowman, Ezra, Nehemiah, IB, III (1954), 696; J. M. Myers, Ezra, Nehemiah (1964), 115.