The East Gate was the main entrance to the Outer Court; it had six guard posts, as opposed to four at the North Gate and the South Gate (1 Chronicles 26:17). As for the west side, there were two gates: the West Gate and the Shalleketh Gate on the upper road. There were two guards at the court itself and four at the road. Besides the guards at the outer gates, there were two guarding the storehouse in the inner court.