Golden Gate (Bab el Rahmeh, Sha'ar Harahamim), Jerusalem

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The only sealed gate in the Old City, Golden Gate (Bab el Rahmeh, Sha'ar Harahamim) also stands as the oldest entrance to the ancient quarters. Archeological findings suggest that the present gate was built in the Byzantine era on the foundations of a much older gate, dating back as far as the 5th century BCE. Jews believe that the Messiah will come from Mt. Olive to the city through this gate. Legend has it that sultan Suleiman the Great sealed the gate to prevent this, and Ottomans built a cemetery in front of it for the same reason. Work out when and for how long to visit Golden Gate (Bab el Rahmeh, Sha'ar Harahamim) and other Jerusalem attractions using our handy Jerusalem trip itinerary maker site .
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  • It is always so interesting to hear about all the gates of the old city. This gate which was sealed by Suleiman the Magnificent to prevent the Messiah's entrance and to protect his status led to many ...  more »
  • All 3 religions waiting that this walled gate in the vicinity of the temple mountain is opened once and the Savior of all three great world religions from the Mount of olives is coming through this now still locked door will move to Jerusalem.
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  • Only one gate closed the "Old City". Of the eight existing gates, only this is closed. They say that will open when Christ returns and your front, in the Valley, there is a Muslim cemetery to greet him, and a little further up the Jewish cemetery, also awaiting the coming of the Messiah.
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  • Interesting that Yeshua will return through this gate and it is between the Garden of Gethsemane and the Sanhedrin.
  • The special mosque for muslims all around the world, it was qiblat for muslim. The texture is beautiful too, but conflict make the situation worst. #standwithpalestine
  • I wish I been there but I want to go there because this is like the heavenly place for living in it.
  • Great gate and walk on the wall around it
  • It is a part of Alaqsa mosque it is closed and it give nice a view of jerusalem

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