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The Tower of David

Israel in Watercolors

The Tower of David Watercolor

The Tower of David marks the site of the Jaffa Gate on the Western side of the Old City of Jerusalem (Psalm 48:12-14).

All the paintings featured in the 2009 […]


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The Eastern Gate

Israel in Watercolors

The Eastern Gate Watercolor

The Bible prophesied the Eastern Gate would be closed and would not be reopened until the Messiah returns (Ezekiel 44:1-3).

All the paintings featured in the 2009 calendar were painted […]


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Eastern Gate in the Snow

Gates of the Old City

Eastern Gate in the Snow

The Eastern Gate looks towards the Mount of Olives and the Kidron Valley, shown here after a snowstorm. Jesus entered the Temple courts from the east after the crowd acclaimed […]


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Zion Gate

Gates of the Old City

Zion Gate

Providing access to Mount Zion, this gate bears the marks of Arab and Israeli battles in the 1948 War of Independence. This gate is also known by some as the […]


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Hadrian’s With Damascus Gate

Gates of the Old City

Hadrian's With Damascus Gate

The oldest preserved gate in the Old City wall, this arch below Damascus Gate survives intact from the time of the Roman emperor Hadrian in AD 135. Originally Hadrian's gate […]


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Dung Gate

Gates of the Old City

Dung Gate

The Dung Gate today provides the easiest access to the prayer plaza at the Western Wall. Different theories have been proposed as to how the gate originally acquired its name, […]


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Jaffa Gate (Cut)

Gates of the Old City

Jaffa Gate (Cut)

In 1898 the Crusader-era moat immediately south (left) of Jaffa Gate was filled in and the Old City wall removed. In the gap a road was constructed in order to […]


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Jaffa Gate

Gates of the Old City

Jaffa Gate

The only gate on the city's western side, Jaffa Gate is the most popular one today for Jewish residents and tourists. The Arabs call this the "Gate of the Friend," […]


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Lions Gate

Gates of the Old City

Lions Gate

The Lions Gate gets its name from the four ornamental lions placed midway up the wall by the builder Suleiman the Magnificent. The gate is also known as St. Stephen's […]


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Eastern Gate (Back Side)

Gates of the Old City

Eastern Gate (Back Side)

The Eastern Gate, also known as the Golden Gate or the Mercy Gate, is a large and beautiful gatehouse built in approximately AD 640. The room inside has been used […]


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