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(the rendering in the A.V. usually of אִרְמוֹן, armon [הִרְמוֹן, ha.rmn, Amos 4:3], a castle, as rendered only in Proverbs 18:19; and uniformly of בַּירָה, birah, a citadel, 1 Chronicles 29:1; 1 Chronicles 29:19; so in Nehemiah, Ezra, Esther, and Daniel; but prop. of הֵיכָל, heykal, 1 Kings 21:1; 2 Kings 20:18; Psalms 45:8; Psalms 45:15; Psalms 144:12; Proverbs 30:28; Isaiah 13:22; Isaiah 39:7; Daniel 1:4; Nahum 2:6; the Chald. הֵיכִל, heykdl, Ezra 4:14; Daniel 4:4; Daniel 4:29; Daniel 6:18, a regal edifice, esp. the temple of Jehovah, as elsewhere rendered; less prop. of אִפֶּדֶן, appeden, a fortress, Daniel 1:45; טַירָה, tirah, Song of Solomon 8:9; Ezekiel 25:4; a castle, as elsewhere chiefly; also בַּיתָן, bithadn, a large house, Esther 1:5; Esther 7:7-8; and בֵּית, beth, a house, in certain combinations; in the N.T. αὐλή, Matthew 26:3; Matthew 26:58; Matthew 26:69; Mark 14:54; Mark 14:64; Luke 11:21; John 18:15, a court or hall, as elsewhere sometimes rendered; πραιτώριον, Philippians 1:13. the prcetorium [q.v.], as rendered in Mark 15:16), in Scripture, denotes what is contained within the outer enclosure of the royal residence, including all the buildings, courts, and gardens (2 Chronicles 36:19; comp. Psalms 48:4; Psalms 122:7; Proverbs 9:3; Proverbs 18:19; Isaiah 23:13; Isaiah 25:2; Jeremiah 22:14; Amos 1:7; Amos 1:12; Amos 1:14; Nahum 2:6). In the N; T. the term palace (αὐλή ) is applied to the residence of a man' of rank (Matthew 26:3; Mark 14:66; Luke 11:21; John 18:15). The specific allusions are to the palace built by Herod, which was afterwards occupied by the Roman governors, and was the praetorium, or hall, which formed the abode of Pilate when Christ was brought before him (Mark 15:16): the other passages above cited, except Luke 11:21, refer to the residence of the high-priest.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Palace'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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