Definitions for "Bema"
Keywords:  clergy, altar, sanctuary, church, ieron
That part of an early Christian church which was reserved for the higher clergy; the inner or eastern part of the chancel.
Raised stage for the clergy
area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
Keywords:  agora, platform, delos, corinth, podium
A platform from which speakers addressed an assembly.
Platform. The bema in Corinth was located in the center of the agora. It was a high, broad platform made of blue and white marble. The bema was the place where Paul was brought before the tribunal (Acts 18:12-17). See a photograph and more information.
a raised platform or podium from which a speaker might address a court or on which a competitor in a music contest might play; for an example see the Delos Site Catalog ( image, description) and Austin 1980.32.
Keywords:  istat, sondrio, lombardy, comune, milan
Bema is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 80 km northeast of Milan and about 25 km west of Sondrio. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 145 and an area of 19.7 km².All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
Keywords:  pulpit, erroneously
Erroneously: A pulpit.