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One of the gates of Jerusalem, mentioned in Jer. xix. 2 (R. V.); it led into the Valley of Hinnom. The meaning of the name can not be ascertained. The Authorized Version gives "east gate," evidently connecting it with "ḥeres" (the sun).

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