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Mamertine Prison
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Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mamertine Prison
Mamertine PrisonA prison in Rome on the east side of the Capitoline Hill and adjacent to the Forum. According to early Church tradition, Peter and Paul were held prior to their execution in this small building consisting of only two cells, one above the other. Although its name is medieval, the prison
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mamertine Prison
MAMERTINE [mămˊər tĭn] PRISON† A prison in Rome on the east side of the Capitoline Hill and adjacent to the Forum. According to early Church tradition, Peter and Paul were held prior to their execution in this small building consisting of only two cells, one above the other. Although its name is
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Mamertine Prison
Mamertine Prison. A building in the centre of Rome consisting of two cells, one above the other, in which, acc. to tradition, St *Peter was imprisoned and converted his two gaolers, Processus and Martinianus. It was certainly in use as a prison from Republican times. The small church of San Giuseppe