tribunal

tribunal

One translation of the Greek word referring to the civil court rostrum or judge’s bench in cities of the Roman Empire. According to (Acts 18:12-17), Paul was brought by the Jews before the proconsul Gallio at the tribunal in Corinth, but the case was thrown out by the Roman official. According to (Acts 25:6-21), Paul was also put on trial before the tribunal in Caesarea after Porcius Festus became governor. The site of this tribunal has not been found.

Acts 18:12-17

12But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal.13They said, “This man is persuading people ... View more

Acts 25:6-21

6After he had stayed among them not more than eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea; the next day he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered Paul to be ... View more

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