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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  • המוסלמים כבר מאות שנים קוברים ליד שער הרחמים כדי למנוע את ביאת המשיח היהודי. השער חתום ואין דרכו מעבר. מצידו החיצוני השער יושב בתוך בית הקברות הזה ובאזור לא ידידותי במיוחד ליהודים. הרשויות לא עושות מס...  more »
  • Jesus entered here during Passover. Why did the muslims have to seal this gate? I will leave this to the readers. I will keep that opinion to myself. But I will say this, Jesus does not need to walk t...  more »
  • This is the gate of prophecies that have doors on the walls, but last day Messiah come in from this gate to the temple, has been closed until the day. Near the Mount of olives Jewish grave is exactly toward the feet in the direction of the gate, it is buried. Because they believed that dead end, others are born again, so in preparation for that day first and foremost to triumph this gate along with the Messiah for the resting until the day here seems. With the golden dome at the back gate of the temple.
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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.
  • Maranatha, O' come, Lord Jesus our Savior!
  • Real beautiful construction. You also get great views across the Kidron Valley at the 1st century monumental tombs on the Mount of Olives.