The Temple Institute: In-Depth Temple Study: The Chamber of the Hewn-Stone
 
The Chamber of the Hewn-Stone

One of the chambers in the north of the Court was called the Chamber of the Hewn-Stone. In the western part of chamber, where an opening lead to the Chail, the Great Sanhedrin convened. Its members sat in a semi-circle. In the center sat the head of the Sanhedrin. In the eastern part of this chamber, where an opening lead to the Court, the priests on watch gathered to recite the Shema and to pray here, after the Tamid offering had been slaughtered and its blood was dashed upon the altar. 

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