-Of cities Deuteronomy 3:5; Joshua 6:26; 1 Samuel 23:7; 2 Samuel 18:24; 2 Chronicles

8:5

-Made of iron Acts 12:10

-Made of wood Nehemiah 1:3

-Made of brass Psalm 107:16; Isaiah 45:2

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-Double doors Isaiah 45:1; Ezekiel 41:24

-The open square of, a place for idlers Genesis 19:1; 1 Samuel 4:18; Psalm 69:12;

Proverbs 1:21; Jeremiah 17:19, 20

-Religious services held at Acts 14:13

-The law read at Nehemiah 8

-The place for the transaction of public business, announcement of legal transactions

Genesis 23:10, 16

-Conferences on public affairs Genesis 34:20

-Holding courts of justice Deuteronomy 16:18; 21:19; 22:15; Joshua 20:4; Ru 4:1; 2

Samuel 15:2; Proverbs 22:22; Zechariah 8:16

-Place for public concourse Genesis 23:10; Proverbs 1:21; 8:3; Jeremiah 14:2; 22:2

-Thrones of kings at 1 Kings 22:10; 2 Chronicles 18:9; Jeremiah 38:7; 39:3

-Punishment of criminals outside of Deuteronomy 17:5; Jeremiah 20:2; Acts 7:58;

Hebrews 13:12

-Closed at night Joshua 2:5, 7

-Closed on the Sabbath Nehemiah 13:19

-Guards at 2 Kings 7:17; Nehemiah 13:19, 22

-Jails made in the towers of Jeremiah 20:2

-Bodies of criminals exposed to view at 2 Kings 10:8

-FIGURATIVE .Of the people of a city Isaiah 3:26 .Of the gospel Isaiah 60:11 .Of the

powers of hell (Hades) Matthew 16:18 .Of death Job 38:17; Psalm 9:13 .Of the grave

Isaiah 38:10 .Of righteousness Psalm 118:19 .Of salvation Genesis 28:17; Psalm 24:7;

118:19, 20; Isaiah 26:2; Matthew 7:13 .Of death Isaiah 38:10

-SYMBOLICAL Revelation 21:12, 13, 21, 25