Porch, Solomon's

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:

(1.) Stoa, meaning a portico or veranda (John 5:2; 10:23; Acts
3:11; 5:12).

(2.) Pulon, a gateway (Matt. 26:71).

(3.) Proaulion, the entrance to the inner court (Mark 14:68).