The south Dung Gate (Neh 3:14-3:14)

“Malchijah son of Rechab, ruler of the district of Beth-haccherem, repaired the Dung Gate. He rebuilt it. He set its doors, its bolts, and its bars.”

The southwest Dung Gate, or the refuse gate, is where people threw out rubbish on the other side of this gate. Sometimes it was referred to as the cheese gate because of the smell. Malchijah, from the family of Pahath-moab, was the ruler of Beth-haccherem, which was a place in Benjamin not too far away. This is the name of the person who also helped at the Tower of Ovens.

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