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  1. Gabbatha

    Gabbatha is the Aramaic name of a place in Jerusalem, that is also referred to by the Greek name of Lithostrōtos. It occurs only once in the Bible, in John 19:13. The Gospel of John states that Pontius Pilate: "brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat, in the place that is called Lithostrotos, and in Hebrew Gabbatha." The name "Gabbatha" is certainly an Aramaic word, for by "Hebrew" St. John, like other New Testament writers, denotes the Aramaic language which was spoken commonly at the time in Judea. It is not a mere translation of "Lithostrotos", which properly means the tessellated or mosaic pavement where the judgment-seat stood, but which was extended to the place itself in front of Pilate's praetorium, where that pavement was laid. This was proved by the practice of St. John, who elsewhere gives Aramaic names as distinctly belonging to places, not as mere translations of the Greek. This is proved also by the fact that "Gabbatha" is derived from a root, which refers, not to the kind of pavement, but to the "elevation" of the place in question.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gabbatha

    gab′a-thä, n. the place where Pilate sat at the trial of Jesus, a tessellated pavement outside the prætorium. [Heb., 'platform.']


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gabbatha in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gabbatha in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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