Solomon’s Portico

Solomon’s Portico

A colonnade thought to have been situated along the east side of the Temple enclosure built by Herod the Great as part of his restoration of the Temple of Jerusalem. If so, the portico would have been directly above the Kidron Valley, facing the Mount of Olives. Jesus was familiar with this porch (John 10:23), and, after his resurrection, the apostles gathered there with the people (Acts 3:11; Acts 5:12).

John 10:23

23and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon.

Acts 3:11

Peter Speaks in Solomon's Portico
11While he clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon's Portico, utterly aston ... View more

Acts 5:12

The Apostles Heal Many
12Now many signs and wonders were done among the people through the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico.

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