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judgment seat

judgment seat in the Bible

(Matt. 27:19), a portable tribunal (Gr. bema) which was placed according as the magistrate might direct, and from which judgment was pronounced. In this case it was placed on a tesselated pavement, probably in front of the procurator's residence. (See GABBATHA.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • You can appear before His judgment seat and await your verdict with a calm and joyful soul.

    Robert Hardy's Seven Days Charles Monroe Sheldon
  • Then the undying gods were summoned to the judgment seat of Zeus.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • If we were brought to the judgment seat of pure reason how few of us would escape the cells.

    Windfalls (AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
  • Thus the unjust as well as the just judgment seat has two sides.

    The Parables of Our Lord William Arnot
  • But as the woman drew near the judgment seat, he uttered a horrid howl, exclaiming: See!

  • This room had become too truly the judgment seat of the Years.

    Bride of the Mistletoe James Lane Allen
  • Horace was summoned by Bentley as before a judgment seat, the authority of which he would have been the first to repudiate.

    We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18) Friedrich Nietzsche
  • What profound solicitude for the purity of the judgment seat!

  • He was accordingly brought before the judgment seat and doomed to die.

    Gleanings by the Way John A. Clark
  • I'll give him the benefit of the doubt if he's ever brought before my judgment seat.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells

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