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Pretorium
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[German Version]

(Lat.), originally the camp tent of the praetor or army general, later often applied to residences taken over from former indigenous rulers. While Mark 15:16 and Matt 27:27 note only that Jesus, after his condemnation, was taken to a pretorium called a “palace,” John 18:28–19:16 presupposes a place of judgment called a lithostrōton or “Gabbatha” in front of it. Although the Gospels do not allow the place to be identified, non-biblical authors relate that the governor used Herod’s former palace in the northwest of the city as his official seat (Jos. Bell. II 46; Ant. XVII 2…

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Bieberstein, Klaus, “Pretorium”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024666>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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