Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4232 - πραιτώριον
- "head-quarters" in a Roman camp, the tent of the commander-in-chief
- the palace in which the governor or procurator of a province resided, to which use the Romans were accustomed to appropriate the palaces already existing, and formerly dwelt in by kings or princes; at Jerusalem it was a magnificent palace which Herod the Great had built for himself, and which the Roman procurators seemed to have occupied whenever they came from Caesarea to Jerusalem to transact public business
- the camp of the Praetorian soldiers established by Tiberius
= Lat. Praetorium, official residence of a governor, Ev.Matthew 27:27; later, of private residences, Just. Nov. 159 Praef.
II praetorian guard: ἔπαρχος πραιτωρίον, τοῦ π., = praefectus praetorio, OGI 707 (Tyre, ii A.D. ), IG 14.911, etc.
2. imperial household, Ep. Philippians 1:13.
*† πραιτώριον , -ου , τό ,
1. headquarters in a Roman camp,
2. The palace or official residence of the Governor of a province: Matthew 27:27, Mark 15:16 (v. Swete, in l), John 18:28; John 18:33; John 19:9; τ . Papyri τ . Ἡρώδου , Acts 23:35.
3. the Prætorian Guard: Philippians 1:13 (v. Lft., in l; ICC, 51 f.).†
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