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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Porch, Solomon's

A colonnade on the east of the temple, so called from a tradition that it was a relic of Solomon's temple left standing after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. (Compare 1 Kings 7:6 .) The word "porch" is in the New Testament the rendering of three different Greek words:

  • Stoa, meaning a portico or veranda (John 5:2; 10:23; Acts 3:11; 5:12 ).

  • Pulon, a gateway (Matthew 26:71 ).

  • Proaulion, the entrance to the inner court (Mark 14:68 ).

    Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Porch, Solomon's'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/p/porch-solomons.html. 1897.

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