Calling them Solomon's Gate's is wrong without some inscription or marking to verify they were made for Solomon, without that they could have been made for anybody. It is just wishful thinking to say they were made for Solomon. Dr Michael Magee writes: "David's Tower in Jerusalem is not David's but Herod's, and David's Citadel in Jerusalem is not David's but Moslem, built by the Mamelukes and the Ottomons, though many devout religious tourists do not realize, or, will not hear, any of it." From here: 1. http://www.askwhy.co.uk/judaism/0150David.php And: "The tenth century empire of David and Solomon did not exist because there was no Israel at all before the ninth century. Omri was the real founder of the state of Israel and the Omride dynasty (884-842 BC), as the Assyrian records and the Mesha stele say. This was Israel's first kingdom." From here: http://www.askwhy.co.uk/judaism/0140UnitedMonarchy.php Donald Redford, an author and leading authority on the era, writes in frustration at the absence of anything to verify the biblical stories: "Such topics as the foreign policy of David and Solomon, Solomon's trade in horses or his marriage to Pharaoh's daughter must remain themes for midrash and fictional treatment." From here: http://www.askwhy.co.uk/judaism/0160Solomon.php with many thanks to Segestan rebutted above.