Then Eliashib the high priest and the other priests started to rebuild at the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set up its doors, building the wall as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they dedicated, and the Tower of Hananel. (NLT)
The high priest kept his work close to the Temple. It is thought that this gate was
the one where the sheep where brought through to be offered as sacrifices in the Temple area by the people.
As we read throughout the chapter we find people rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem near where they lived or worked. There were some who came from out of the city to help with this work as well because it was important for the nation of Israel to ...