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A public market or meeting place in the Roman world. A biblical example is the Forum of Appius, a town presumably known for its market (Acts 28:15).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Forum. Open area in Roman cities used for commerce, political affairs, and judicial matters. The forum was usually on level ground, rectangular in shape, and surrounded by temples, law courts, colonnades, and other public buildings.The forum of Appius was a traveler’s stop on the Appian Way, 43 miles
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
FORUM Open area in Roman cities used for commerce, political affairs, and judicial matters. The forum was usually on level ground, rectangular in shape, and surrounded by temples, law courts, colonnades, and other public buildings.The forum of Appius was a traveler’s stop on the Appian Way, 43 miles
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FORUM. When mention is made of the forum, one usually thinks of the Imperial Forum at Rome. But every Roman city had a forum (roughly the equivalent of a Gr. agora), and some eastern cities (e.g, Athens) had a Roman agora or forum near the old Gr. agora. Moreover, near the Imperial Forum in Rome, Julius
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
forum (Lat., ‘place of public assembly’, hence ‘judicial tribunal’). In *moral theology the term is applied to the exercise by the Church of her judicial power. A distinction is made between the ‘internal forum’, where, esp. in the Sacrament of *Penance, judgement is given on matters which relate to
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
forumIn the cities of ancient Rome, the forum was a centrally located area that served as a public gathering place. It included an open area surrounded by public buildings and colonnades (rows of columns). The forum was an adaptation of two types of gathering space from ancient Greece: the agora (a
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5