Background Information Old Testament New Testament New Testament (cont.) Gentile Period (cont.)
1-Biblical Jerusalem 16-Salem, Jebus 33-Ashlar Stones 51-Bethesda Pool 68-Saint Anne's Church
2-History of Jerusalem 17-Milo, Jebusite Wall 34-Temple Mount 52-Holy Sepulcher 69-Sultan's Pool
3a-Map of Today's City 18-Gihon Springs 35-NE of End of Wall 53-Garden Tomb 70-Citadel
3b-The Four Quarters 19-City of David 36-SE End of Wall 54-Fort Antonia 71-Colonnade Column
3c-Photos 20-David's Palace 37-Western Wall 55-Phasael Tower  
3d-Silwan 21-Temple Mount 38-West Wall Tunnel 56-Struthion Pool  
4-The Walls Today 22-Solomon's Walls 39-Mikvah, Ritual Baths 57-Gethsemane  
5-The Gates Today 23-Solomon's Quarries 40-The Large Mikvah 58-Tombs in Hinnom Miscellaneous
6-Archaeology Periods 24-Broad Wall 41-Wilson's Arch 59-Jerusalem Tombs Archaeological Finds
7-Archaeology History 25-Hezekiah's Tunnel 42-Warren's Gate Gentile Period Jason's Tomb
8-Old Ancient Core 26-Middle Gate 43-Barclay's Gate 60-Ecce Homo Lazarus' Tomb
9-Kidron Valley 27-Nehemiah's Wall 44-Robinson's Arch 61-Roman Inscription Tomb of David
10-Central Valley Hasmonean 45-Western Wall Street 62-Cardo Maximus Via Dolorosa
11-Hinnom Valley 28-Walls and Towers 46-Western Wall Shops 63-Roman Road Hezekiah's Pool
12-Mount of Olives 29-Aqueduct 47-South Temple Wall 64-Nea Church  
13-Mount Moriah 30-Acra 48-Archaeology Park 65-Al Aqsa Mosque  
14-Western Hill Mt Zion 31-Temple Mount 49-Siloam Road 66-Dome of the Rock  
15-Ophel 32-Tombs in Kidron 50-Siloam Pool 67-Temple Mount  
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42- Warren's Gate

Warren’s Gate was one of four entrances into the Temple Mount from the west side. It is located about 150 feet into the Western Wall
Tunnel. On the other side of this now blocked gate is a tunnel and a staircase that lead up to the surface of the Temple Mount.
After the fall of the Byzantine Empire (Christians), the Muslim conquerors allowed the Jews to pray in this tunnel, and the Jews created
a synagogue here at the base of the stairs below the Temple Mount. But, in 1099 the Crusaders (Christians) destroyed the synagogue,
which the Jews had called “the Cave”, and turned it into a cistern. This was the closest gate to the Holy of Holies.


Warren's Gate - The right door jamb, or decorated lintel can be seen in the right side of the above photo. The gate has been blocked
shut since 1099 AD when the Crusaders drove the Jews out Jerusalem. There is a tunnel and staircase on the other side that still
can be accessed from the top of the Temple Mount by Muslims.

 

In the New Testament times, Warren's Gate was accessed by people from the paved Herodian street that is still seen in front of the Western Wall.

 

 

 

The gate post, or jamb, on the lower right dates from the time of Herod's Temple. The gate has since been blocked shut.

This northernmost gate of Herod’s
Temple is known today as Warren’s Gate, discovered
by Charles Warren, the British archaeologist who worked in Jerusalem under an association called the Palestine Exploration Fund in the 1800’s.

 

 


Toni stands at a point in the Western Wall tunnel that is the closest location to the Holy of Holies available to the Jews.
About 15 steps behind her and down a flight of stairs is Warren's Gate
. In July of 1981 a riot erupted here between the
Jewish archaeologists excavating this tunnel and some Muslims who came down from the Temple Mount through the
stairway leading to Warren’s Gate. A few Jews had begun removing stones that blocked Warren’s Gate and the noise
alerted the Muslims on the Temple Mount above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warren's Gate is almost directly west of the Dome of the Rock
and very close to the location of the Holy of Holies
where the Ark of the Covenant sat.

 

 

   

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