The Royal Colonnades in Herod's Temple
The outer courts were enclosed by magnificent colonnades. Along the east side of
the outer court ran what was called Solomon's Colonnade; it was here that Jesus
was seen walking during the Feast of the Dedication (Hanukkah) and teaching the
Before long it became a customary meeting-place for the early church (see
Acts 3:11; 5:12).
Acts 3:11-12 "Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and
John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called
Solomon's, greatly amazed."
The most magnificent part of the Temple was the Royal Porch of Herod on the
south side, where the Jesus at the age of 12 sat among the doctors of the law