The Court of Israel in Herod's Temple

Heading east from the Women’s Court was the Court of Israel, which was open to Jewish laymen. There were 3 gates on both the south and north sides, making seven entrances in all. 11 cubits of the eastern end were partitioned off by a stone balustrade 1 cubit high, for the men (the court of the Israelites), separating it from the rest of the space that went to form the court of the priests.

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