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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Is put, in Matthew 5:21,22 , for a court of judgment, a tribunal, namely, the tribunal of seven judges, which Josephus mentions as existing in every city, and which decided causes of minor importance. See under SYNAGOGUE .
For the expression, "judgment-hall," see PRETORIUM .
THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, for which the word "judgment" alone is sometimes used, is that great day, at the end of the world and of time, when Christ shall sit as judge over all the universe, and when every individual of the human race will be judged and recompensed according to his works, whether they be good or evil. The time of its coming and its duration are known only to God. It will break upon the world suddenly, and with a glorious but awful majesty. It will witness the perfect vindication of all the ways of God. The revelation of his justice, appalling but unstained, will fill the universe with approving wonder; but the revelation of his yet more amazing goodness will crown him with unutterable glory. The Redeemer especially will then receive his reward, and be glorified in his saints, who shall be raised from the dead in his likeness. He will divide all mankind into tow classes: all the righteous will be in one, and all the wicked in the other; all that love God in the one, and all that hate him in the other; all that penitently believed in Christ while they lived in the one, and all that died impenitent and unbelieving in the other. And this judgement and separation will be eternal: the former will rise in holiness and joy, and the latter sink in sin and woe forever, Ecclesiastes 11:9 Daniel 12:2 Matthew 10:15 12:36 25:31-46 26:64 John 5:22 Acts 17:31 Romans 14:10-12 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 2 Peter 2:9 3:7 1 John 4:17 Revelation 20:12-15 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Judgment'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/j/judgment.html. 1859.