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Deu 16:18 — Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
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||Deu 1:15-17; Deu 17:9,12; Deu 19:17,18; Deu 21:2; Exd 18:25,26; Exd 21:6; 1Ch 23:4; 1Ch 26:29; 2Ch 19:5-11; Psa 82:2,3; Rom 13:1-6|
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||This expression may refer to the gate of the city, as the forum or place of public concourse among the Israelites, where a court of judicature was held, to try all causes and decide all affairs. The same practice obtained among other Eastern nations. The Ottoman court, it is well known, derived its appellation of the Porte, from the distribution of justice and the dispatch of public business at its gates. And the square tower which forms the principal entrance to the Alhamra, or red palace of the Moorish kings of Grenada, retains to this day the appellation of the Gate of judgment, from its having been the place where justice was at one period summarily administered.|
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