The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hall[Heb liškâ (1 S. 9:22), ʾûlām or ʾulām (1 K. 7:6–8), bayiṯ (Est. 5:1); Aram bayiṯ (Dnl. 5:10); Gk. gámos (Mt. 22:10), scholé̄ (Acts 19:9), akroaté̄rion (Acts 25:23)]; AV also PARLOR, PORCH, HOUSE, etc.; NEB also COLONNADE, CHAMBER, etc. In 1 S. 9:22 liškâ refers to a room adjacent to
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hall, used of the court of the high priest’s house. Luke 22:55. In Matt. 27:27 and Mark 15:16 “hall” is synonymous with “prætorium,” which in John 18:28 is in Authorized Version “judgment hall.”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hall(Gr. aule, Luke 22:55; R.V., “court”), the open court or quadrangle belonging to the high priest’s house. In Matt. 26:69 and Mark 14:66 this word is incorrectly rendered “palace” in the Authorized Version, but correctly “court” in the Revised Version. In John 10:1, 16 it means a “sheep-fold.” In
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HALL — a large open court in the Temple in Jerusalem, Solomon’s palace, and other large buildings in Bible times (1 Kin. 7:50; 2 Chr. 4:22; Matt. 22:10). Other translations render the Hebrew word for hall as “porch” or “parlor.”
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
HALL.—‘Hall’ appears in the AV in a way to cause not a little confusion, as tr. sometimes of αὐλή and sometimes of πραιτώριον. In Mt 27:27 AV has ‘the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall’ (a circumlocution for πραιτώριον). In Mk 15:15 AV has ‘into the hall called Prætorium,’
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HALL Large, usually imposing, building, often used for governmental functions; the chief room in such a structure. NIV uses hall for the main room of the temple (1 Kings 6:3, 5, 17, 33). Other translations have house (KJV), nave (NASB, NRSV), or sanctuary (REB). Modern translations designate several
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
hall. This English term is used variously in Bible translations to render several words. For example, Samuel is said to have “brought Saul and his servant into the hall” (Heb. liškâ H4384, 1 Sam. 9:22; KJV, “parlor”) and given him a place at the head of about thirty persons who had been invited. The
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HALL. As an architectural term, hall refers to a building or a room within a building, usually one used for special purposes, and usually a large one. In classical architecture two major types of halls found in the ANE are the peristyle hall and the hypostyle hall. The peristyle hall is characterized