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

34Some in the crowd shouted one thing, some another; and as he could not learn the facts because of the uproar, he ordered him to be brought into the barracks.3 ... View more

Acts 22:24

24the tribune directed that he was to be brought into the barracks, and ordered him to be examined by flogging, to find out the reason for this outcry against h ... View more

Acts 23:10

10When the dissension became violent, the tribune, fearing that they would tear Paul to pieces, ordered the soldiers to go down, take him by force, and bring hi ... View more

Acts 23:16

16Now the son of Paul's sister heard about the ambush; so he went and gained entrance to the barracks and told Paul.

Acts 23:32

32The next day they let the horsemen go on with him, while they returned to the barracks.

Acts 21:27-36

Paul Arrested in the Temple
27When the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, who had seen him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd. They se ... View more

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