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used of the court of the high priest's house. (Luke 22:55) In (Matthew 27:27) and Mark 15:16 "Hall" is synonymous with "praetorium," which in (John 18:28) is in Authorized Version "judgment hall."

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Gr. aule, Luke 22:55; R.V., "court"), the open court or quadrangle belonging to the high priest's house. In Matthew 26:69 and Mark 14:66 this word is incorrectly rendered "palace" in the Authorized Version, but correctly "court" in the Revised Version. In John 10:1,16 it means a "sheep-fold." In Matthew 27:27 and Mark 15:16 (A.V., "common hall;" R.V., "palace") it refers to the proetorium or residence of the Roman governor at Jerusalem. The "porch" in Matthew 26:71 is the entrance-hall or passage leading into the central court, which is open to the sky.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London.

2. (n.) The chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord's family with the retainers and servants, also for cooking and eating. It was often contrasted with the bower, which was the private or sleeping apartment.

3. (n.) A vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times.

4. (n.) Any corridor or passage in a building.

5. (n.) A name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion house.

6. (n.) A college in an English university (at Oxford, an unendowed college).

7. (n.) The apartment in which English university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock.

8. (n.) Cleared passageway in a crowd; -- formerly an exclamation.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

hol (Luke 22:55 the King James Version).





juj'-ment hol (to praitorion, "Then led they Jesus.... unto the hall of judgment.... and they themselves went not into the judgment hall" (John 18:28 the King James Version); "Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again" (John 18:33 the King James Version); "(Pilate) went again into the judgment hall" (John 19:9); "He commanded him to be kept in Herod's judgment hall" (Acts 23:35)):

"Judgment hall" is one of the ways in which the King James Version translates praitorion, which it elsewhere renders "Praetorium" (Mark 15:16); "the common hall" (Matthew 27:27). In this passage the English Revised Version renders it "palace"; in John 18:33; John 19:9 Acts 23:35, "palace" is also given by the English Revised Version; in Philippians 1:13, the King James Version renders, "palace," while the Revised Version (British and American) gives "the praetorian guard." Praitorion accordingly is translated in all these ways, "Praetorium," "the common hall," "the judgment hall," "the palace," "the praetorian guard." In the passages In the Gospels, the American Standard Revised Version renders uniformly "Praetorium."

The word originally meant the headquarters in the Roman camp, the space where the general's tent stood, with the camp altar; the tent of the commander-in-chief. It next came to mean the military council, meeting in the general's tent. Then it came to be applied to the palace in which the Roman governor or procurator of a province resided. In Jerusalem it was the magnificent palace which Herod the Great had built for himself, and which the Roman procurators seem to have occupied when they came from Caesarea to Jerusalem to transact public business.

Praitorion in Philippians 1:13 has been variously rendered, "the camp of the praetorian soldiers," "the praetorian guard," etc. For what is now believed to be its true meaning, see PRAETORIUM.

John Rutherfurd

201. akroaterion -- place of audience, or listening
... Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: akroaterion Phonetic Spelling:
(ak-ro-at-ay'-ree-on) Short Definition: auditorium, recitation hall, court room ...
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833. aule -- a courtyard, a court
... courtyard, hall. From the same as aer; a yard (as open to the wind); by implication,
a mansion -- court, (sheep-)fold, hall, palace. see GREEK aer. ...
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4232. praitorion -- Praetorium (official residence of a governor) ...
... courtroom, hall of judgment, palace, praetorium. Of Latin origin; the
praetorium or governor's courtroom (sometimes including the ...
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5463. chairo -- to rejoice, be glad
... Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation (on meeting or
parting), be well -- farewell, be glad, God speed, greeting, hall, joy(- fully ...
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3567. numphon -- the bridechamber
... chamber. Word Origin from numphe Definition the bridechamber NASB Word
Usage bridegroom (3), wedding hall (1). bridechamber. From ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3957. lishkah -- room, chamber, hall, cell
... 3956, 3957. lishkah. 3958 . room, chamber, hall, cell. Transliteration: lishkah
Phonetic Spelling: (lish-kaw') Short Definition: chambers. ...
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197. ulam -- a porch
... Definition: porch. Word Origin from the same as ul Definition a porch NASB
Word Usage hall (5), porch (28), porches (1). porch. Or ...
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1004. bayith -- a house
... togarmah* (2), between* (2), boxes (1), buildings (2), daughter (1), dungeon* (2),
faced inward (1), family (2), family* (1), guard* (1), hall (1), hangings (1 ...
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1005. bayith -- a house
... Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding to bayith Definition a house NASB Word Usage
archives* (1), hall (1), house (30), houses (2), residence (1), temple (7 ...
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... Hall. Hall, Christopher Newman, an English Congregationalist minister,
was born at Maidstone May 22, 1816. He was educated at the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/nutter/hymn writers of the church/hall.htm

When Jesus to the Judgment Hall
... CHRISTMAS When Jesus to the judgment hall. 6,6,8,6,8,8. I. When Jesus to the judgment
hall. By cruel men was led,. He wore a purple robe of scorn,. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns from the morningland/when jesus to the judgment.htm

The Life of Henry Hall of Haugh-Head.
... The Life of HENRY HALL of Haugh-head. Mr. Hall of Haugh-head (in the parish
of Eckford in Teviotdale), having had a religious education ...
/.../howie/biographia scoticana scots worthies/the life of henry hall.htm

Dedication of a Temperance Hall.
... PHILANTHROPIC SUBJECTS. 797. " Dedication of a Temperance Hall. 797.
7s. & 6s. M. JG Adams. Dedication of a Temperance Hall. ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/797 dedication of a.htm

In Pilate's Judgment Hall
... The DESIRE of AGES Chapter 77 In Pilate's Judgment Hall. ... In the judgment hall of
Pilate, the Roman governor, Christ stands bound as a prisoner. ...
/.../white/the desire of ages/chapter 77 in pilates judgment.htm

Robert Hall -- Marks of Love to God
Hall, Baptist divine, was born at Arnesby, near Leicester, England, in 1764. ...
/.../kleiser/the worlds great sermons volume 3/robert hall marks of.htm

Letter H
... 1828, Located 1838 * Hale, Apollos "Received 1833 * Hale, Jesse "Received 1812 *
Hales, John "Received 1820, Located 1825 * Hall, Albina "Received 1836 ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter h.htm

John Chapter xviii. 28-32.
... bound unto Caiaphas the high priest:" and having returned from where he had dismissed
Peter as he was warming himself at the fire in the hall, after completing ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate cxiv john chapter xviii.htm

Chapter sixteen
... She was talking it over with Rachel the day after the funeral. They were sitting
in the hall of the Page mansion. ... Virginia suddenly rose and paced the hall. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sheldon/in his steps/chapter sixteen.htm

... Atonement; Witherspoon on Regeneration; Doddridge's Ten Sermons on Regeneration;
Dr. Owen on the Spirit; Hinton on the Spirit; Works of Robert Hall; Dr. Owen ...
/.../newcomb/a practical directory for young christian females/appendix.htm

Judgment-hall (4 Occurrences)
Judgment-hall. Judgment-day, Judgment-hall. Judgments .
Multi-Version Concordance Judgment-hall (4 Occurrences). John ...
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Lecture-hall (1 Occurrence)
Lecture-hall. Lecture, Lecture-hall. Led . Multi-Version Concordance
Lecture-hall (1 Occurrence). Acts 19:9 But some ...
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Praetorium (8 Occurrences)
... The Greek word (praitorion) thus rendered in Mark 15:16 is rendered "common hall"
(Matthew 27:27, marg., "governor's house"), "judgment hall," (John 18:28, 33 ...
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Palace (194 Occurrences)
... On the other hand, "palace" takes the place in the Revised Version (British and
American) of the King James Version "common hall" or "judgment hall" (praitorion ...
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Judgment (430 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Judgment hall. Gr. ... 8. (n.) The final award; the last
sentence. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HALL, JUDGMENT. ...
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Vestibule (36 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The porch or entrance into a house; a hall or
antechamber next the entrance; a lobby; a porch; a hall. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Lecture (2 Occurrences)
... congregation. So Paul left them, and, taking with him those who were disciples,
held discussions daily in Tyrannus's lecture-hall. (WEY NIV). ...
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Gallery (2 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A long and narrow platform attached to one or more sides of public hall
or the interior of a church, and supported by brackets or columns; -- sometimes ...
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Gabbatha (1 Occurrence)
... A judgement-seat (bema) was placed on this "pavement" outside the hall of the
"praetorium" (qv), the judgment-hall (John 18:28; 19:13). Int. ...
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Tyrannus (1 Occurrence)
... D Syriac (Western text) adds after Tyrannus (Acts 19:9), "from the 5th hour unto
the 10th." Schole is the lecture-hall or teaching-room of a philosopher or ...
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Bible Concordance
Hall (30 Occurrences)

Matthew 22:10 "So they went out into the roads and gathered together all they could find, both bad and good, and the banqueting hall was filled with guests.

Matthew 27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

Mark 14:54 and Peter afar off did follow him, to the inside of the hall of the chief priest, and he was sitting with the officers, and warming himself near the fire.

Mark 14:66 And Peter being in the hall beneath, there doth come one of the maids of the chief priest,

Mark 15:16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

Luke 11:21 When the strong man armed may keep his hall, in peace are his goods;

Luke 22:55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.

John 18:15 And following Jesus was Simon Peter, and the other disciple, and that disciple was known to the chief priest, and he entered with Jesus to the hall of the chief priest,

John 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.

John 18:33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?

John 19:9 And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.

Acts 19:9 But some grew obstinate in unbelief and spoke evil of the new faith before all the congregation. So Paul left them, and, taking with him those who were disciples, held discussions daily in Tyrannus's lecture-hall.

Acts 23:35 I will hear thee, said he, when thine accusers are also come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's judgment hall.

Acts 25:23 and took their seats in the Judgement Hall, attended by the Tribunes and the men of high rank in the city; and, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in.

1 Samuel 9:22 Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the guest room, and made them sit in the best place among those who were invited, who were about thirty persons.

1 Kings 6:3 The porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was its length, according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits was its breadth before the house.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 6:5 Against the wall of the house he built stories all around, against the walls of the house all around, both of the temple and of the oracle; and he made side chambers all around.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 6:17 The house, that is, the temple before the oracle, was forty cubits long.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 6:33 So also made he for the entrance of the temple door posts of olive wood, out of a fourth part of the wall;
(See NIV)

1 Kings 7:6 He made the porch of pillars; its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth thirty cubits; and a porch before them; and pillars and a threshold before them.

1 Kings 7:7 He made the porch of the throne where he was to judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

1 Kings 7:8 His house where he was to dwell, the other court within the porch, was of the like work. He made also a house for Pharaoh's daughter (whom Solomon had taken as wife), like this porch.

1 Kings 7:50 and the cups, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the fire pans, of pure gold; and the hinges, both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, to wit, of the temple, of gold.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 3:5 The greater house he made a ceiling with fir wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 3:13 The wings of these cherubim spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were toward the house.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 4:22 and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the fire pans, of pure gold: and as for the entry of the house, the inner doors of it for the most holy place, and the doors of the main hall of the temple were of gold.

Esther 5:1 Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal clothing, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, next to the king's house. The king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, next to the entrance of the house.

Esther 7:8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman had fallen on the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, "Will he even assault the queen in front of me in the house?" As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.
(See NIV)

Song of Songs 2:4 He brought me to the banquet hall. His banner over me is love.

Daniel 5:10 Now the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came into the banquet house: the queen spoke and said, O king, live forever; don't let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your face be changed.



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