Gate of David (building)

URI https://medievalmideast.org/place/17041

One of the 4 gates in Jerusalem

Names

  • Arabic: باب داود = Bāb Dāwūd 1
  • Hebrew: שער דוד = ShʿR DWD 2
  • Latin: Dauidis porta 3-4
  • Latin: negociatorum porta 5
Show table of instances where this place is mentioned
Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād. 1 before 843 CEc. 820-843 CE687 A.H. / 1288-9 CE1993
Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela 2 before c.1170c.117313th C1907
Events mentioned by Burchard of Mount Sion 3, 5 c.1280c.128414th C1864
Events mentioned by Wilbrand of Oldenburg 4 1211-1212c.122216th C1864

Sources

  • 1Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, Kitāb al-Fitan, edited by Suhayl Zakkār (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1993), 286 [Arabic].
    • David’s Gate: Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition, translated by David Cook (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 284 [English].
  • 2Gate of David: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 36 [Hebrew with English translation].
  • 3Dauidis porta: Burchard of Mount Sion, Descriptio Terrae Sanctae, in J. C. M. Laurent, ed., Peregrinatores Medii Aevi Quatuor (Leipzig: C. P. Melzeri, 1864), VIII 5. 6. [Latin].
  • 4Dauidis porta: Wilbrand of Oldenburg, Peregrinatio, in J. C. M. Laurent, ed., Peregrinatores Medii Aevi Quatuor (Leipzig: C. P. Melzeri, 1864), II 6, 6. 34. [Latin].
  • 5negociatorum porta: Burchard of Mount Sion, Descriptio Terrae Sanctae, in J. C. M. Laurent, ed., Peregrinatores Medii Aevi Quatuor (Leipzig: C. P. Melzeri, 1864), VIII 5. [Latin].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, et al., “Gate of David” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/place/17041.

Additional credit information:

  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue; and matching from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor
  • Liran Yadgar: place categorization; abstract; and categorization, matching, Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Jessica Mutter: categorization, matching, and Arabic name collection and transcription from Nuʿaym Ibn Ḥammād’s Kitāb al-Fitan
  • Margaret Gaida: categorization from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor
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