BACK

FISHGATE 3'2m0f Nehemiah rebuilds the fish gate

FRED -- The book of Nehemiah, beginning at chapter three. 
Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and 
rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set its doors in 
place, building as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they 
dedicated, and as far as the Tower of Hananel.  The men of 
Jericho built the adjoining section, and Zaccur son of Imri 
built next to them. The Fish Gate was rebuilt by the sons of 
Hassenaah. They laid its beams and put its doors and bolts and 
bars in place...

(door open)

ED ---- (afar) ...Excuse me.

FRED -- Would you mind? I'm reading here.

ED ---- (afar) This is important.

FRED -- What could be more important than reading the Bible?

ED ---- (afar) I was listening to your broadcast on the monitor 
outside and I think you have a problem there.

FRED -- Where? What are you talking about?

ED ---- (afar) The fish gate.

FRED -- The fish gate? What about the fish gate?

ED ---- (approaching) I think your translation must be 
incorrect. It can't be a FISH gate.

FRED -- Well, let's see...

(pages turning) 

I'll look it up in this Hebrew dictionary... FILL... FIND... 
FISH. Here it is. FISH. The hebrew word is DAWGAW used in 
Nehemiah 3:3. See? DAWGAW... FISH. I hate to disagree with you,
but the translation is correct. Now if you'll excuse me...
Let's see... Nehemiah 3:4

Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired the next 
section.... 

ED ---- (clears throat)

FRED -- What is it now?

ED ---- It can't be a FISH gate.

FRED -- I thought we settled that.

ED ---- What is the sheep gate?

FRED -- The sheep gate? What does that have to do...

ED ---- What is the sheep gate.

FRED -- Alright... if someone wants to bring a herd of sheep 
into Jerusalem, they bring them in through the sheep gate.

ED ---- What is the horse gate.

FRED -- That's the gate people use for horses.

ED ---- Have you ever seen large herds of fish coming in through 
the fish gate?

FRED -- Well, no, but...

ED ---- How about small herds of fish?

FRED -- Well, no... but...

ED ---- How far away is the Mediterranean Sea?

FRED -- About 50 miles. So?

ED ---- Do you know many fish that can walk 50 miles overland 
and enter through the fish gate?

FRED -- Well, no, but...

ED ---- Have you ever seen a shepherd's crook small enough for a 
fish?

FRED -- Oh, brother.

ED ---- Maybe I missed something. Maybe FISH is the name of a 
tribe of Israel.

FRED -- What are you talking about?

ED ---- Well, there are gates of the city named after some of 
the tribes of Israel. 

FRED -- Oh, you mean, like the gate of Benjamin...

ED ---- ...Yes, and the gate of Ephraim. So, who are the 
descendants of the tribe of FISH? You you know anyone named BASS 
or PIKE or STURGEON? 

FRED -- What a pea brain.

ED ---- You don't have to get nasty about it. I was just 
speculating about the FISH gate.

FRED -- Maybe the fish gate spans a river or stream that runs 
through the city. Maybe the bars in the fish gate let the fish 
swim through, but keep LOW LIFES out! 

ED ---- No, that can't be right.

FRED -- (fading) I wish I had a fish gate here right now!

(door close)

ED ---- Let's see. The valley gate leads to the valley and the 
fountain gate leads to the fountain. Maybe the fish gate leads 
to the fish. Say, is the fish gate facing the Mediterranean Sea 
or the Sea Of Gal....

Where did he go?


2013 Bob Snook. Conditions for use:
Do not sell any part of this script, even if you rewrite it.
Pay no royalties, even if you make money from performances.
You may reproduce and distribute this script freely,
but all copies must contain this copyright statement.
http://www.bobsnook.org  email: bob@bobsnook.org

BACK