Places in the Bible Today:

Middle Gate

Data

Translated NameMiddle Gate
Typegate
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

5 Possible Identifications

  1. in Jerusalem (ancient): 90% 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 the Ephraim Gate (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial cityscape of Jerusalemin Jerusalem

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

  5. Israelite Tower (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at the Israelite TowerIsraelite Tower

Verses (1)

Jer 39:3

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Foundation Gate
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Jerusalem
  4. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  5. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Jer 39:3
  6. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Gate of the Foundation
  7. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  8. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Jer 39:3

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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.

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Thumbnail Image Credits

Godot13, Ranbar

About

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.