Miph'kad (Heb. Miphckad', מַפקָד, review or census of the people, as in 2Sa 24:9, etc.; or mandate, as in 2Ch 31:13; Sept. Μαφεκάδ,Vulg. judicialis), the name of a gate of Jerusalem, situated opposite the residence of the Nethinim and the bazaars, between the Horse-gate and the angle of the old wall near the Sheep-gate (Ne 3:31); probably identical with the Prison-gate (Ne 12:39), under the middle of the bridge spanning the Tyropneon (see Strong's Harm. and Expos. of the Gosp. Append. 2, page 15). Barclay (City of the Great King, page 156) identifies it with the High. gate of Benjamin (Jer 20:2), and locates it at the west end of the bridge; but that gate was probably situated elsewhere. "The name may refer to some memorable census of the people, as, for instance, that of David (2Sa 24:9, and 1Ch 21:5, in each of which the word used for 'number' is miphcad), or to the superintendents of some portion of the worship (Pekidim, see 2Ch 31:13)." SEE JERUSALEM.

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