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antonia


antonia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Antonia,  MO 
  Zip  code(s):  63052 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Antonia 
  a  fortress  in  Jerusalem,  at  the  north-west  corner  of  the  temple 
  area.  It  is  called  "the  castle"  (Acts  21:34,  37).  From  the 
  stairs  of  this  castle  Paul  delivered  his  famous  speech  to  the 
  multitude  in  the  area  below  (Acts  22:1-21).  It  was  originally  a 
  place  in  which  were  kept  the  vestments  of  the  high  priest.  Herod 
  fortified  it  and  called  it  Antonia  in  honour  of  his  friend  Mark 
  Antony.  It  was  of  great  size,  and  commanded  the  temple.  It  was 
  built  on  a  plateau  of  rock,  separated  on  the  north  from  the  hill 
  Bezetha  by  a  ditch  about  30  feet  deep  and  165  feet  wide.