For More Photos Visit:  Walls of Jerusalem

For those interested in a follow-up from our previous post: https://biblicalgeographic.com/2011/08/11/hadrians-pillar-damascusnablusshechem-gate-jerusalem-israel/

The Damascus gate has recently undergone some renovations, and a description of the renovations can be read here: http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/jerusalem-old-city-renovation-shows-gateway-to-the-past-1.378976  and comments on the gate by Leen Ritmeyer here: http://www.ritmeyer.com/2011/08/17/restoration-of-the-crown-of-the-damascus-gate/

This gate was also known as the Nablus / Shechem gate, and was the gate through which Saul would have in his intense hatred of things “christian” pursued the followers of  Jesus, even to the extent of receiving commissions from the authorities to bring the sentence of law on Jews who had fled to the city of Damascus. Of course the existing gate is Ottoman in origins, as the previous gate through which biblical characters would have passed was completely destroyed in AD70 and if any remnants were left they were destroyed for the construction of the plaza in the time of Hadrian AD130f

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