Gr. praitorion (John 18:28, 33; 19:9; Matt. 27:27), "common hall." In all these passages the Revised Version renders "palace." In Mark 15:16 the word is rendered "Praetorium" (q.v.), which is a Latin word, meaning literally the residence of the praetor, and then the governor's residence in general, though not a praetor. Throughout the Gospels the word "praitorion" has this meaning (comp. Acts 23:35). Pilate's official residence when he was in Jerusalem was probably a part of the fortress of Antonia. The trial of our Lord was carried on in a room or office of the palace. The "whole band" spoken of by Mark were gathered together in the palace court.
On the following day they returned to the judgment hall and retried the case.
When the discrowned monarch was brought to trial, that warlike leader sat in the judgment hall.
And they themselves went not into the judgment hall lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the Passover.
They walked unfettered to the judgment hall, and stood without shackles before their judges.
The church is the judgment hall; the altar is the council table.
No one thought of quitting the judgment hall on the second day of the trial.
The soldiers immediately arrested Focus, and dragged him to the judgment hall.
Li-neng took the warrant back to the judgment hall and told the mandarin that the tiger could not be found.
This declaration was to be made by the soul in the judgment hall of Osiris in the presence of the council of forty-two gods.
"Bear the corpse to the King's judgment hall," he said to the men, who then did as they were bid.