The Lions Gate is also known as St. Stephen’s Gate, it is the location that Paul (Saul) witnessed the stoning of Steven. The Lion’s Gate is located in the east wall, and leads to the Via Dolorosa. Near the top of the Lion’s Gate are four figures of lions, two on the left and two on the right. Israeli paratroops from the 55th Paratroop Brigade came through this gate during the Six Day War in 1967.
Golden Gate - Sha'ar Hazahav (or Bab El-Rahmeh) The gate was later used by the Turks through the period of the muslims in the Seventh Century. There are two entrance ways to the gate: one is called ''The Gate of Repentance'' and one is called the ''Gate of Mercy''. According to Christian history, Jesus walked through this gate to Jerusalem and therefore it is referred to as ''The Golden Gate.'' According to Jewish tradition, the Messiah will come through this gate!
Bethel means "house of God". In central Palestine....Abraham, Jacob, Samuel, Saul, David are all connected w/this city. It is the town where Jacob wrestled with the angels & erected a pillar of loyalty to God.