temple, and encompassed a piece of land about it with a wall, which land
was twice as large as that before enclosed. The expenses he laid out upon
it were vastly large also, and the riches about it were unspeakable. A
sign of which you have in the great cloisters that were erected about the
temple, and the citadel which was on its north side. The cloisters he built
from the foundation, but the citadel This fort was first built, as it is supposed, by John Hyrcanus; see Prid.
at the year 107; and called "Baris," the Tower or Citadel. It
was afterwards rebuilt, with great improvements, by Herod, under the government
of Antonius, and was named from him "the Tower of Antoni;" and
about the time when Herod rebuilt the temple, he seems to have put his
last hand to it. See Antiq. B. XVIII. ch. 5. sect. 4; Of the War, B. I.
ch. 3. sect. 3; ch. 5. sect. 4. It lay on the northwest side of the temple,
and was a quarter as large.
he repaired at a vast expense; nor was it other than a royal