At first glance, it’s just a sealed-up, stone entryway. Jerusalem has eight gates to its walled old city, so what’s so special about this one? Why is there so much … Continue reading The Battle for Jerusalem’s Gate of Mercy Rages on!
The Eastern Gate of Jerusalem is also called the Golden Gate or the Beautiful Gate (Acts 3:2). In Hebrew, it is Sha’ar Harahamim, the “Gate of Mercy.” It is currently the oldest gate in the Old City, having been constructed in the 6th or 7th century AD. Also, it is the gate that gives the most direct access to the temple mount.