a colonnade on the east of the temple, so called from a tradition that it was a relic of Solomon's temple left standing after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. (Compare 1 Kings 7:6 .) The word "porch" is in the New Testament the rendering of three different Greek words:
Stoa, meaning a portico or veranda ( John 5:2 ; 10:23 ; Acts 3:11 ; 5:12 ).
Pulon, a gateway ( Matthew 26:71 ).
Proaulion, the entrance to the inner court ( Mark 14:68 ).
These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Porch, Solomons". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .