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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:

     Gab Baitha, i.e., "the ridge of the house" = "the temple-mound,"
     on a part of which the fortress of Antonia was built. This
     "temple-mound" was covered with a tesselated "pavement" (Gr.
     lithostroton, i.e., "stone-paved"). A judgement-seat (bema) was
     placed on this "pavement" outside the hall of the "praetorium"

     (q.v.), the judgment-hall (John 18:28; 19:13).

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:

  Gabbatha, high; elevated

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