Jewish History: Biblical History: The Gates of Jerusalem:
Nehemiah Ch.3 mentions about a dozen gates of the city of Jerusalem. Are the names of these gates symbolic?
When the first three gates are mentioned,
Rashi says "That [was] the name of the gate"
or "That [was] its name". He doesn't repeat
this for the other gates, but the threefold
repetition seems to indicate that one shouldn't
look for symbolic meanings - these were simply
the names by which the gates were known.
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