The rostrum occupied by judges in the Roman Empire. Paul was several times brought before tribunals and accused by opponents. The proconsul Gallio sat in the court on a judge's bench at Corinth (Acts 18:12–17) and dismissed the case. Paul was also tried before the tribunal (judgement-seat) in Caesarea (Acts 25:6–21); and it happens that at Philippi excavations have revealed what may have been the tribunal before which Paul and Silas were accused by the owner of a slave girl with a spirit of divination (Acts 16:16). The apostles were imprisoned but soon released and given an apology (Acts 16:39).

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