Women's Gate

The Women's Gate - First Century Jerusalem

Photo of the Women's Gate in the Second Temple Model in Jerusalem

The Women's Gate was located on the third wall in the Bezetha hill portion of the city of Jerusalem on the north side. The north side of the city was the only approachable side because it did not contain deep ravines. The third wall was built to protect the settlers in the New City area in the Bezetha hill area.

By the time of Jesus, according to Josephus, there were three walls that surrounded Jerusalem, "90 towers stood in the first wall, 14 in the second, and 60 in the third." The third wall was built by Herod Agrippa I.

The Gates of Jerusalem were many. The Book of Nehemiah mentions the names of about 20 Gates. There was the Sheep-gate, the Fish-Gate, the Water-Gate, and the Dung-gate for Potters-gate which led to the potters field "Aceldama" the field of blood where Judas hung himself.

Ps 132:13-14 "For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place: "This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it."