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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  • You can walk down though the cemetery to get in front of the gate. We have been there in 2008 and again this year. In 2008 there were "guards" at the gate of the cemetery (located just outside the Lio...  more »
  • Is one of the 8 pyles that was in the old town of Jerusalem, But is closed. This is the portal that the eisilthe Jesus in Jerusalem Sunday of Palm Sunday Since closed and in accordance with the delivery of Ebraiwn will open the Monday Presence. For self and outside the walls to the point where is portal has developed a cemetery to facilitating Israeli is the first that will antikrysoyn the Christmas tree on Monday and having the Presence pronomio to enter top Ston paradeiso.
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  • What can I say? It's the golden gate to the Old City sealed by the Turks. It's a great place for reflection and to think about the coming of the promised Messiah.  more »
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  • My Lord and Savior Jesus will enter through this gate... will have to open soon!
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Real beautiful construction. You also get great views across the Kidron Valley at the 1st century monumental tombs on the Mount of Olives.
  • Entrance to the old city of Jerusalem

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