This gate was filled in 3,500 years ago, during an ancient “urban renewal.” You can still see the stone pavement leading to the gate. Note the mud brick arch over the supported entrance. Just inside the entrance are the gate chambers typical of Middle Eastern gates. The whole structure is under a roof, to protect it from the elements. Archaeologists believe this gate, built around 1800 BC, was there when Abraham visited the area during his rescue of Lot (Gen. 14:14).


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Upcoming Tours

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Nov 01 — Nov 15, 2020
Walking with the Patriarchs
Led by George DeJong
Spring 2021
Israel in Depth
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Summer 2021
Ancient Paths to Modern Leadership
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Sep 18 — Oct 02, 2021
Israel & Turkey in Depth
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Fall 2021
Through the Roof
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