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Court of the Gentiles
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Court of the Gentiles
Court of the Gentiles The outer court of the temple where Jesus taught, where sacrificial animals were sold, and where the “cleansing of the temple” incident took place.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gentiles, Court of the
GENTILES, COURT OF THE. A portion of Herod’s temple square open to Jews and gentiles. An enclosure or barrier (Gk druphaktos; Heb soreg) surrounded the inner sanctuary beyond which gentiles were forbidden to go. Tablets written in Greek and Latin were apparently placed at thirteen entrances on the low
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gentiles, Court of the
Gentiles, Court of the. Large outer portion of King Herod’s temple complex. The court was of irregular oblong shape, somewhat broader at the north than the south. In that court, which was open to Gentiles as well as Jews, sacrificial animals were sold and money was exchanged. A warning was posted on
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gentiles, Court of the
GENTILES*, COURT OF THE Large outer portion of King Herod’s temple complex. The court was of irregular oblong shape, somewhat broader at the north than the south. In that court, which was open to Gentiles as well as Jews, sacrificial animals were sold and money was exchanged. A warning was posted on
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gentiles, Court Of
GENTILES, COURT OF A courtyard in the Temple of Herod in Jerusalem to which entry was permitted to both Jews and Gentiles. It was forbidden, however, for Gentiles to go beyond this point (Mark 11:15).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Court of the Gentiles
COURT OF THE GENTILES — the outermost court of Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem. The Temple consisted of a series of courts. As one entered the Temple precincts and proceeded toward the interior, each court was higher than the previous one. Non-Jews could enter the Court of the Gentiles but were prohibited
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Gentiles, Court of the
Gentiles, Court of the. The large outer portion of Herod’s temple complex. Gentiles were allowed in this area, but not beyond it, and tablets were placed at the entrances to the inner courts warning foreigners not to enter (see HJP, rev. ed. [1973–87], 2:284–85; cf. Acts 21:27–29). The walls and porticoes
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
COURT OF THE GENTILES
COURT OF THE GENTILES. The area of the Jerusalem Temple where Gentiles who conducted themselves reverently were permitted to enter. It was an open area surrounded by porches or cloisters. This court was the location of the merchants and the moneychangers whom Jesus drove from the Temple. See GENTILES;