Summary: Historically, the Latin term praetorium signified the dwelling place of
a military general, or the emperor’s headquarters. It was the place of counsel, administrative
duties, and official business of officers and generals. In the book of Yeshua, the
common hall of the Praetorium was likely a part of Pilate’s residential palace in
Jerusalem. Yeshua was was taken there to be made sport of after being scourged (Y:47:26-29).
All other references to the Praetorium are found in the 3rd Endowment. In this book,
the term is used to describe captains or guards representing the military might and
security of the Emperor or empire at large. The palace grounds of the Emperor, as
well as those of Caesars and kings, were patrolled by men of the Praetorium.