Easton's Bible Dictionary
In early times markets were held at the gates of cities, where commodities were exposed for sale (2 Kings 7:18 ). In large towns the sale of particular articles seems to have been confined to certain streets, as we may infer from such expressions as "the bakers' street" (Jeremiah 37:21 ), and from the circumstance that in the time of Josephus the valley between Mounts Zion and Moriah was called the Tyropoeon or the "valley of the cheesemakers."
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Market-Place'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/m/market-place.html. 1897.