Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority have unearthed the largest city gate ever discovered in the Holy Land at the Tel Lachish National Park. Lachish was one of the most important cities in Judea after the capital city of Jerusalem. The newly discovered city gate goes back to the time of King Hezekiah, one of the few good kings in Israel after the time of David and Solomon. The courts around the city gate is where much of the civic activity took place - complete with judges, officials, and governors who would sit on benches and conduct important business in the surrounding chambers.
"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise" - Psalm 100
"Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates, behold the King of Glory waits ... " - LSB 340