Places in the Bible Today:

Potsherd Gate


Translated NamesGate of Broken Pots, Gate of the Potsherd, Potsherd Gate
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. in Jerusalem (ancient): 65% confidence
    1. aerial cityscape of Jerusalemin Jerusalem

  2. another name for the Dung Gate (ancient): 45% confidence
    1. aerial cityscape of Jerusalemin Jerusalem

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

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

    2. panorama of the Crowfoot and Fitzgerald excavation site, which is under the buildingsCrowfoot and Fitzgerald excavation site

    3. panorama of Jaffa GateJaffa Gate

Verses (1)

Jer 19:2

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookPotsherd Gate (2007)Potsherd Gate
OpenBible.infoa70e895 (Potsherd Gate)


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Potsherd Gate (place)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Dung Gate
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Jerusalem
  4. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Jer 19:2
  5. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Potsherd Gate
  6. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Jer 19:2
  7. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Potsherd Gate
  8. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  9. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Potsherd Gate
  10. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Potsherd Gate
  11. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Potsherd Gate
  12. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Potsherd Gate
  13. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Jer 19:2

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, for example, 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.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Godot13, Ovedc, Berthold Werner


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.