Fish-gate

Fish-Gate (שִׁעִר הִדָּגִים,shah'ar had-dagim, gate of the fishes; Sept. ἡ πύλη ἡ ἰχθυϊκή, in Neb. ἡ πύλη ἰχθυρά, in Zephaniah πύλη ἀποκεντούντων; Vulg. porta uiscium), the name of one of the gates of Jerusalem (2Ch 33:14; Ne 3:3; Ne 12:39; Zep 1:10); probably on the east side, just north of the Temple enclosure (Strong's Harm. and Expos. of the Gospels, Append. i, p. 18), although Bartlett (City of Great King, p. 153) locates it on the west side of the Temple, supposing it to have been near the mediseval "'piscina" (p. 301); a very unsuitable position, as it doubtless derived its name from the fact that fish (q.v.) from the lake of Tiberias (or perhaps from the Mediterranean) were brought-to the city by that route, or that they were sold 'there (Gesenius, Thes. p. 1054, who identifies it with the present gate of St. Stephen). SEE JERUSALEM.

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