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VI. Gate of the Fountain

This portion to the northward is immense in extent, and beset with a thousand difficulties. Shallum, whose father is joint ruler with Miz- pah, builds this gate, and covers it, and sets up the locks and the doors and the bars thereof. Nor is this all; he erects the walls of the pool of Sil-o-ah by the King's garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the City of David. Next to him, in the same portion, is seen Nehemiah joint ruler of Beth-zur, whose work wiIl reach unto the place over against the sepulchres of David, and to the pool that was made even unto the Guard Chamber. Then come the Levites, Rehum; Hash-i-bi-ah, joint ruler of Kei-Iah; Bav-a-i, the other ruler of Kei-lah; and E-zer, the ruler of Miz pah, whose portion is over against the going up to the armory, at the turning of the wall. Ba-ruch, who earnestly toils, builds the other portion from the turning of the wall to the door of E-li-a-shib the high priest's house. Next to these are Mere-moth (whose portion is from the door of the high priest's house to the end of the house), and the priests, the men of the plain; and Benjamin and Hashub and Azariah opposite their own houses; and Binnui, from the top of the house of Azariah to the turning of the wall; and Pallal, over against the turning of the wall and the tower which lieth out from the king's high house, that was by the court of the prison; and Pedaiah, the last of this goodly company. They will build this part.