Valley Gate

VALLEY GATE (Heb. sha‘ar haggay’, gate of the Gai). A gate mentioned in Neh.2.13; Neh.3.13. There is disagreement as to whether it was in the SW or NW corner of the city.




VALLEY GATE (שַׁ֥עַר הַגַּ֖יְא, the gate of the valley): A city gate on the SW side of Jerusalem.


International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

In Ne 2:13 the King James Version, "gate of the valley."

See Jerusalem.


Is placed (Ne 3:13) between the "tower of the furnaces" and the "dung gate"; from here Nehemiah (2:13) set out on his ride down the "Gai" (Hinnom) to Siloam, and, too (12:31,38), from here the Levites commenced their compass of the city in two directions. It must have been an ancient gate, for Uzziah added towers to it (2Ch 26:9). It was probably near the Southwest corner of the city and near to, if not identical with, the gate found by Bliss near (now in) the Protestant Cemetery.

See JERUSALEM, VI, 13.