“Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.”
King James Version (KJV)
27:27 The whole troop - or cohort. This was a body of foot commanded by the governor, which was appointed to prevent disorders and tumults, especially on solemn occasions. #Mark 15:16 John 19:2|.
Mt 27:27 Then the soldiers . . . took Jesus into the common hall. After the scourging which was inflicted in the court (Mr 15:16). Josephus says that Pilate stayed, while in Jerusalem, in Herod's palace, on the northern brow of Zion, near the Jaffa gate. The whole band. The cohort (from 400 to 600 men) on duty at the palace. They gathered to mock the doomed prisoner.