(mihf' kad) KJV, TEV transliteration of the Hebrew name of a gate of Jerusalem or of the Temple (Nehemiah 3:31
), following the earliest Greek translation in taking Miphkad as a proper name. Other translations take Miphkad as a common noun. Suggested meanings include: inspection (NAS, NIV); muster (REB, NRSV); or prison (compare Jeremiah 52:11
). If the Miphkad Gate is a city gate, it is perhaps identical with the Benjamin Gate (Jeremiah 37:13
; Jeremiah 38:7
; Zechariah 14:10
), located at the northernmost point on the east wall (perhaps identical with the Gate of the Guard, Nehemiah 12:39
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Miphkad Gate'. Holman Bible Dictionary. http://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/m/miphkad-gate.html. 1991.
Thursday, January 19th, 2017
the Second Week after Epiphany