Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesShallecheth, Shallecheth Gate, Shalleketh, Shalleketh Gate
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. in Jerusalem (ancient): more than 95% confidence
    1. aerial cityscape of Jerusalemin Jerusalem

  2. another name for the Gate of the Foundation (ancient): 15% confidence
    1. aerial cityscape of Jerusalemin Jerusalem

  3. another name for Sur (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial cityscape of Jerusalemin Jerusalem

  4. another name for the Middle Gate (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. aerial cityscape of Jerusalemin Jerusalem

    2. ruins at the Israelite TowerIsraelite Tower

Verses (1)

1Chr 26:16

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookShallecheth Gate (2007)Shallecheth
OpenBible.infoa5d4629 (Shallecheth)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Shallecheth Gate (Place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Shalleketh
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Sur
  4. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  5. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Shallecheth Gate
  6. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Gates of Jerusalem and the Temple
  7. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  8. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Shallecheth, Shalleketh, the Gate of
  9. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Shallecheth, Shalleketh, Gate of
  10. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Shallecheth, Gate of
  11. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  12. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Chr 26:16

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others (in this case, in Jerusalem), then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Godot13, Ranbar


This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.