Gateways in the Bible

What does a gateway symbolize in the Bible?

In the Bible, a gateway symbolizes a natural access point to something spiritual. For example, the sky is a gateway to heaven, the ground or Earth is a gateway to hell, and Christ is the gateway into the presence of God.

What is a spiritual gate?

Spiritual gates are passageways to enter through or to go out from spiritual destinations.

Which Angel is at the gates of heaven?

The gates of heaven are guarded by Saint Peter (the keeper of the “keys to the kingdom”).

Bible Gateways

He provided a large amount of iron to make nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, and more bronze than could be weighed.

1 Chronicles 22:3 New International Version (NIV)

Hezekiah appointed the priestly divisions and the divisions of the descendants of Levi, each according to their service duties, including both priests and descendants of Levi who offered morning and evening burnt offerings, peace offerings, general ministry, thanksgiving, and praise in the gateways to the Lord’s campgrounds.

2 Chronicles 31:2 International Standard Version (ISV)

Raise a signal on a bare hill,
lift up your voice to them;
wave the hand and may they enter the gateways of the noblemen.

Isaiah 13:2 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And the pavement was along by the side of the gates, answerable to the length of the gateways; this was the lower pavement.

Ezekiel 40:18 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

And there were windows round about in it and in its archway or vestibule, like those windows in the other gateways; its length was fifty cubits and its breadth twenty-five cubits.

Ezekiel 40:25 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

And the man [an angel] brought me into the inner court by the south gate, and he measured the south gate; its measurements were the same as those of the other gateways.

Ezekiel 40:28 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

Gateways in the Bible

The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there. Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the temple of the Lord.

2 Kings 15:35 New International Version (NIV)

At the king’s command, a chest was made and placed outside, at the gate of the temple of the Lord.

2 Chronicles 24:8 New International Version (NIV)

and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.

John 10:23 New International Version (NIV)

While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade.

Acts 3:11 New International Version (NIV)

The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.

Acts 5:12 New International Version (NIV)

Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the gate of the house of the Lord that faces east. There at the entrance of the gate were twenty-five men, and I saw among them Jaazaniah son of Azzur and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of the people.

Ezekiel 11:1 New International Version (NIV)

Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the Lord, and I saw women sitting there, mourning the god Tammuz.

Ezekiel 8:14 New International Version (NIV)

He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes to jealousy stood.

Ezekiel 8:3 New International Version (NIV)

Then he said to me, “Son of man, look toward the north.” So I looked, and in the entrance north of the gate of the altar I saw this idol of jealousy.

Ezekiel 8:5 New International Version (NIV)

Then the man brought me to the gate facing east,

Ezekiel 43:1 New International Version (NIV)

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