Was carried (ebastazeto). Imperfect passive, picturing the process as in Act 2:1.
Laid daily (etithoun kath' hēmeran). Imperfect again describing their custom with this man.
Beautiful (Hōraian). This gate is not so called elsewhere. It may have been the Gate of Nicanor on the east side looking towards Kidron described by Josephus (Ant. XV. 11, 3; War Act 2:5, Act 2:3) as composed chiefly of Corinthian brass and very magnificent.