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Holman Bible Dictionary
Banqueting halls are frequently mentioned. The hall of 1 Samuel 9:22 (KJV parlour) was a chamber connected with the sanctuary where sacrificial meat was eaten. Belshazzar's banqueting hall (KJV banquet house) was the scene of the famous handwriting on the wall ( Daniel 5:10 ). This room was likely the large throne room (50 by 160 feet) which has been excavated.
KJV used the term hall to translate the Greek term aule ( Luke 22:55 ). Elsewhere KJV translated the term “palace” (for example Matthew 26:58; Mark 14:54; John 18:15 ). Modern translations use “courtyard.” KJV also used hall for the praetorium or Roman governor's headquarters (Pilate's Matthew 27:27; Mark 15:16; John 18:28; Herod's Acts 23:35 ).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Hall'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/h/hall.html. 1991.