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by Wayne Blank
"by the causeway of the going up"
There was a "causeway of the going up" between Zion (see the Fact Finder question; also Who, What or Where Is Zion?) and the Temple.
"Among these were the divisions of the porters, even among the chief men, having wards one against another, to minister in the house of The Lord. And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.
In this example, the original Hebrew word, that was translated as "causeway" in the quote above, is translated as "terraces" i.e. "terraces to the house of The Lord." In this time of King Solomon, things such as terraces and causeways were as ornate as they were functional, as the Queen of Sheba witnessed.
"And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom: Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard. Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom. Blessed be The Lord thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for The Lord thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
Fact Finder: What ravine in Jerusalem, that today is almost invisible, required a causeway for people to cross?