Horse-Gate (שׁר הִסּוּסַים, sha'ar has-susim', Gate of the horses; Sept. πύλη ἵππων or ἱππέων,Vulg. porta equorum), a gate in the first or old wall of Jerusalem, at the west end of the bridge leading from Zion to the Temple (Ne 3:28; Jer 31:40), perhaps so called as being that by which the "horses of the sun" (2Ki 23:11) were led by the idolaters into the sacred enclosure (2Ch 23:15; comp. 2Ki 11:16). (See Strong's Harmony of the Gospels, Append. 1, p. 14.) Barclay, however, thinks of a position near the Hippodrome (which, on the contrary, was a later edifice), at the S.E. corner of the Temple wall (City of the Great King, p. 152). SEE JERUSALEM.

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