Nehemiah 3sheep The sheep for sacrifice were brought in here. (See Scofield "John 5:2") . tower The towers appear to have been on either side the sheep gate. Nethinims i.e. dedicated (persons), probably descendants of the Gibeonites 2 Samuel 21:1-3 devoted to the service of the Levites. But see Joshua 9:17-21. Ophel Trans. "tower," 2 Kings 5:24; 2 Chronicles 27:3; 33:14. Perhaps part of the fort called Millo, ; 1 Kings 9:15; 2 Chronicles 32:5.
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