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Herod's Palace

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The probable scene of Herod's interrogation and mockery of Jesus (Luke 23:6-12 ). The palace was located along the western wall of the upper city to the west of the people's assembly hall. The palace was surrounded by a 45 foot wall surmounted by ornamental towers at fixed intervals. The palace was renowned for its circular porticoes, fine gardens, and a banquet hall seating over 100 guests. The palace was destroyed in September of 70 A.D.


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Herod's Palace'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/h/herods-palace.html. 1991.

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