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. Our Jerusalem vacation trip planner makes visiting Golden Gate (Bab el Rahmeh, Sha'ar Harahamim) and other Jerusalem attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Now closed Golden Gate is giving optimism waiting with prayers to the Pilgrims to be opened one day by something unexpected amongst most wonders by the will of God by second coming of Jesus resurrecti...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This gate is currently closed and according to the Holy books it will open up when Jesus will come again.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Entrance of the Messiah acclaimed triumphantly ... placing in your head of a Muslim cemetery and the siding on your Ottoman reconstruction .... it is expected that the Prophet and the dead they want to be in the front row. ... On the other side of the Valley of Cedron Jewish cemetery and for the same reason. But how is that a people can expect a Messiah or a prophet through a door that is closed? What kind of invitation is this of a people who would make someone go through an area of cemeteries that are ritually unclean? I'm thinking to myself ... I don't understand.
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  • January 21, 2017
    My Lord and Savior Jesus will enter through this gate... will have to open soon!
  • December 10, 2016
    Mistranslated from greek oraia (Acts 3:2: beautiful) to latin aurea (golden). Gate of Mercy in Nehemia 3:31. Traditional place of Joseph and Mary first encounter. Ezekiel 47: the river of life goes out from the Temple to the Dead sea. The Messiah would enter through it Since he is also son of Aaron, priest, Muslims would have put their cemetery in front of it to forbide him the way (ritual impurity on bones).
  • May 1, 2016
    Walk from outside the Lion Gate, south through the Muslim graveyard with the Mount of Olives in the distance. Here you will find the Golden Gate. It is through here that Christ will one day return. What is now sealed, will be opened. An amazing place to visit.
  • May 6, 2016
    Real beautiful construction. You also get great views across the Kidron Valley at the 1st century monumental tombs on the Mount of Olives.
  • June 5, 2017
    Entrance to the old city of Jerusalem

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