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Near Lachish in Lakhish Regional Council, Southern District, Israel
 

Artist's Rendering of the City Gate

From the Time of King Hezekiah

 
 
Artist's Rendering of the City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
1. Artist's Rendering of the City Gate Marker
Inscription.  Here you see the two outer gatehouses, one on top of the other. look through the scope to get an idea of the size of the lower gatehouse. It was built at the time of King Asa (908-867 BCE) or King Jehoshaphat (870-867 BCE), and continued in use during the time of King Hezekiah (727-698 BCE), and until its destruction by the Assyrian King Sennacherib, in 701 BCE.

The upper gatehouse, through which you will enter the city, was apparently built at the time of King Josiah (639-609 BCE) and was destroyed by the Babylonian army at the time of the destruction of the First temple (586 BCE).
 
Location. 31° 33.817′ N, 34° 50.851′ E. Marker is near Lachish, Southern District, in Lakhish Regional Council. Marker can be reached from Southern District Route 3415 2.3 kilometers south of Southern District Route 35, on the right when traveling south. Unfortunately, Google maps does not provide any names for two of the key roads that one will need to use to get to this marker. So from the intersection of Route 35 and Route 3415, go south on Route 3415 for 2.3 kilometers
Artist's Rendering of the City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
2. Artist's Rendering of the City Gate Marker
A close of view, of the illustration that appears on this marker, showing an artist's rendering of what the city gate of Lachish must have looked like in the time of King Hezekiah.
and turn right on an un-named road. Proceed south on the un-named road for 750 meters and the first road that you come to on your left, turn left onto another un-named road. Travel 400 meters over this second un-named road and you will arrive at the parking lot for the Israeli National Park that features the ruins of ancient Lachish, where this marker is located, at the base of the Judean roadway ramp to the city gates. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tel Lachish National Park (a few steps from this marker); Assault by Sennacherib's Army (a few steps from this marker); Testimony to Approaching Disaster - the Lachish Letters (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Might and Authority - the Royal Palace (about 120 meters away); Welcome to the City Gate (about 120 meters away); Confronting Enemy Threats - the City’s Fortifications (about 120 meters away); Tel Azekah (approx. 17.3 kilometers away in Jerusalem District).
 
More about this marker. Regarding the marker itself, there is a vertical timeline on the left side of the marker that runs from 1029 BCE to 586 BCE. The timeline identifies the years 1029 to 928 BCE as being the era of the Kingdoms of Saul, David and Solomon. Then, the years 928 to 720 BCE as being the era of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah. And then, the years 720 to 586 as being the era of the Kingdom of Judah, with the notation that the destruction of the First Temple takes place in 586 BCE. This timeline also includes a short highlighted parallel timeline that identifies the years 727 to 698 BCE as being the time of the Kingdom of Hezekiah, with the notation that the year 701 BCE was the year of Sennacherib's conquest of Lachish.

Regarding the marker location, in 2019, because I traveled to Israel as part of a tour group, taking pictures of historical markers and recording location information for each marker that I photographed was a difficult assignment. Then too, having two bad knees and walking with a cane made keeping up with my tour group, much less recording location information as well, even more difficult. So I am using my Google Map skills, from at home, to provide the needed location information and map coordinates. Anyone that visits these markers is welcomed, and encouraged, to improve on the provided information.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tel Lachish - BibleWalks.com. This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Lachish (BiblePlaces.com). This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Tel Lachish - Wikipedia. This is a link
Artist's Rendering of the City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
3. Artist's Rendering of the City Gate Marker
View of the featured marker, looking up from at the very base of the park's modern day ramp, towards the ruins of the city gate that were at the top of the ramp.
to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Lachish - Jewish Virtual Library. This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Why Lachish Matters · The BAS Library. This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. 80-Foot Gate and Shrine Excavated in Ancient City of Tel Lachish. This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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Artist's Rendering of the City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
4. Artist's Rendering of the City Gate Marker
A very distant view of the featured marker, looking down towards the very base of the park's modern day ramp, towards the marker's location, as it is seen looking down from the ancient ruins of the city gate.
Artist's Rendering of the City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
5. Artist's Rendering of the City Gate Marker
A distant view of the marker, at the very base of Tel Lachish, along the side of the park pathway that leads up to the ancient ruins of the city gate.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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