Antonia

Antonia (An-toh´nee-uh)

Tower of, a Hasmonean fortress (known as Baris) on the rocky scarp at the northwest end of the Temple in Jerusalem, rebuilt in the late first century BCE by Herod the Great. In it were kept the high priest’s vestments between festivals, under the seal of Herod and later of the Roman procurators. The Antonia is referred to in (Acts 21:34-37; Acts 22:24; and Acts 23:10; Acts 23:16; Acts 23:32) (NRSV: “barracks”) as the scene of Paul’s arrest and consequent imprisonment after a riot provoked by Asian Jews who accused him of bringing a Gentile into the Temple (Acts 21:27-36).

Acts 21:34-37

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Acts 22:24

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Acts 23:10

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Acts 23:16

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Acts 21:27-36

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