Judgment Hall
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Judgment Hall


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

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Judgment Hall

The word praetorium is so translated five times in the Authorized Version of the New Testament, and in those five passages it denotes two different places.

  1. In (John 18:28,33; 19:9) it is the residence which Pilate occupied when he visited Jerusalem. The site of Pilate's praetorium in Jerusalem has given rise to much dispute, some supposing it to be the palace of King Herod, others the tower of Antonia; but it was probably the latter, which was then and long afterward the citadel of Jerusalem.
  2. In (Acts 23:35) Herod's judgment hall or praetorium in Caesarea was doubtless a part of that magnificent range of buildings the erection of which by King Herod is described in Josephus. The word "palace," or "Caesar's court." in the Authorized Version of (Philemon 1:13) is a translation of the same word praetorium. It may here have denoted the quarter of that detachment of the praetorian guards which was in immediate attendance upon the emperor, and had barracks in Mount Palatine at Rome.
4232. praitorion -- Praetorium (official residence of a governor) ...
... Of Latin origin; the praetorium or governor's courtroom (sometimes including the
whole edifice and camp) -- (common, judgment) hall (of judgment), palace ...
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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

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

John Chapter xviii. 28-32.
... 2. "And it was morning; and they themselves," that is, those who brought Jesus,
"went not into the judgment hall," to wit, into that part of the house which ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate cxiv john chapter xviii.htm

Christ Before Pilate.
... Hence, early upon that Friday morning, the great dignitaries of Israel were assembled
before the hated judgment hall of Pilate, a building they could not enter ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/christ before pilate.htm

Further, the Martyrdom of Barsamya, the Bishop of the Blessed City ...
... the day after Lysinus, [3211] the judge of the country, had heard the case of Sharbil
the priest; as the judge was sitting in his judgment-hall, the Sharirs of ...
/.../unknown/the decretals/further the martyrdom of barsamya.htm

Art Thou a King?
... ART THOU A KING? '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 ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture st john chaps xv to xxi/art thou a king.htm

Antony, However, According to his Custom, Returned Alone to his ...
... And he was very zealous in the judgment hall to stir up to readiness those who were
summoned when in their contest, while those who were being martyred he ...
/.../athanasius/select works and letters or athanasius/life of antony section 45.htm

Of the Absence of any Discrepancies in the Accounts which the ...
... He proceeds thus: "And they themselves went not into the judgment-hall, lest
they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. ...
/.../augustine/the harmony of the gospels/chapter viii of the absence of.htm

A Homily on Guria and Shamuna, Composed by Mar Jacob.
... With guilelessness and yet with wisdom stood they in the judgment-hall,. ... Nor guileless
only: for in the judgment-hall with the wisdom of serpents too. ...
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"The Lord is Risen"
... In this glorified Being they beheld the prisoner whom they had seen in the judgment
hall, the one for whom they had plaited a crown of thorns. ...
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Judgment Hall

Judgment Seat

Judgment: According to Opportunity and Works

Judgment: The General

Judgmental People

The Judgment of Christians, by the Gospel

The Judgment of Heathen, by the Law of Conscience

The Judgment of Jews, by the Law of Moses

The Judgment: A Day Appointed For

The Judgment: A First Principle of the Gospel

The Judgment: Called The: Day of Destruction

The Judgment: Called The: Day of Judgment and Perdition of Ungodly Men

The Judgment: Called The: Day of Wrath

The Judgment: Called The: Judgment of the Great Day

The Judgment: Called The: Revelation of the Righteous Judgment of God

The Judgment: Christ Will Acknowledge Saints At

The Judgment: Devils Shall be Condemned At

The Judgment: Final Punishment of the Wicked Will Succeed

The Judgment: Neglected Advantages Increase Condemnation At

The Judgment: None, by Nature Can Stand In

The Judgment: Perfect Love Will Give Boldness In

The Judgment: Predicted in the Old Testament

The Judgment: Saints Shall be Rewarded At

The Judgment: Saints Shall Sit With Christ In

The Judgment: Saints Shall, Through Christ, be Enabled to Stand In

The Judgment: Shall be Administered by Christ

The Judgment: Shall be Held Upon: All Men

The Judgment: Shall be Held Upon: All Nations

The Judgment: Shall be Held Upon: Quick and Dead

The Judgment: Shall be Held Upon: Small and Great

The Judgment: Shall be Held Upon: The Righteous and Wicked

The Judgment: Shall be in Righteousness

The Judgment: Shall be of All: Actions

The Judgment: Shall be of All: Thoughts

The Judgment: Shall be of All: Words

The Judgment: Shall Take Place at the Coming of Christ

The Judgment: The Books Shall be Opened At

The Judgment: The Certainty of, a Motive to Faith

The Judgment: The Certainty of, a Motive to Holiness

The Judgment: The Certainty of, a Motive to Prayer and Watchfulness

The Judgment: The Certainty of, a Motive to Repentance

The Judgment: The Wicked Dread

The Judgment: The Wicked Shall be Condemned In

The Judgment: The Word of Christ Shall be a Witness Against the Wicked In

The Judgment: Time of, Unknown to Us

The Judgment: Warn the Wicked of

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