|MIPHKAD GATE |
(mihf' kad) KJV, TEV transliteration of the Hebrew name of a gate of Jerusalem or of the Temple (Nehemiah 3:31), following the earliest Greek translation in taking Miphkad as a proper name. Other translations take Miphkad as a common noun. Suggested meanings include: inspection (NAS, NIV); muster (REB, NRSV); or prison (compare
Jeremiah 52:11). If the Miphkad Gate is a city gate, it is perhaps identical with the Benjamin Gate (Jeremiah 37:13;
Zechariah 14:10), located at the northernmost point on the east wall (perhaps identical with the Gate of the Guard,
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'MIPHKAD GATE'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".