Market Places in Easton's Bible Dictionary
any place of public resort, and hence a public place or
street (Matt. 11:16; 20:3), as well as a forum or
proper, where goods were exposed for sale, and where
assemblies and trials were held (Acts 16:19; 17:17).
occurs in the Old Testament only in Ezek. 27:13.
In early times markets were held at the gates of
commodities were exposed for sale (2 Kings 7:18). In
the sale of particular articles seems to have been
certain streets, as we may infer from such
expressions as "the
bakers' street" (Jer. 37:21), and from the
circumstance that in
the time of Josephus the valley between Mounts Zion
was called the Tyropoeon or the "valley of the