Antonia, tower of


Antonia, tower of
The name of the barracks (NRSV, REB), a fortress (NJB), or palace (AV), where Paul was arrested after the riot in Jerusalem (Acts 21:27–36). It was built near the Temple of Herod the Great and named after his friend Mark Antony.

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  • Antonia Fortress — The Antonia Fortress was a military barracks built by Herod the Great in Jerusalem on the site of an earlier Hasmonean stronghold, named after Herod s patron Mark Antony. The fortress was built at the eastern end of the great wall of the city… …   Wikipedia

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  • pavement — Pilate s [[➝ Pilate, Pontius]] judgement seat on a stone pavement, called Gabbatha in Hebrew (John 19:13) or Aramaic; it was either adjacent to Herod s palace or in the courtyard of the fortress Antonia [[➝ Antonia, tower of]] on high ground,… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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