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Lexicon :: Strong's G5506 - chiliarchos

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chiliarchos (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Strong’s Definitions

χιλίαρχος chilíarchos, khil-ee'-ar-khos; from G5507 and G757; the commander of a thousand soldiers ("chiliarch"; i.e. colonel:—(chief, high) captain.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's G5506 in the following manner: chief captain (19x), captain (2x), high captain (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's G5506 in the following manner: chief captain (19x), captain (2x), high captain (1x).
  1. a chiliarch, the commander of a thousand soldiers

  2. the commander of a Roman cohort (a military tribunal)

  3. any military commander

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
χιλίαρχος chilíarchos, khil-ee'-ar-khos; from G5507 and G757; the commander of a thousand soldiers ("chiliarch"; i.e. colonel:—(chief, high) captain.
χιλίαρχος, -ου, , (χίλιοι and ἄρχω; [on the form of the word cf. reff. s. v. εκατοντάρχης, and L. and S. s. v. χιλιάρχης]), the commander of a thousand soldiers, a chiliarch; the commander of a Roman cohort (a military tribune): John 18:12; Acts 21:7 Rec., 22; Acts 25:23 (Sept. for שַׂר אֲלָפִ׳ם and רֹאשׁ אֲלָפִ׳ם). any military commander [R. V. high or chief captain, captain]: Mark 6:21; Revelation 6:15; 19:18. [(Aeschyl., Xen., al.)]*
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

21:7; 25:23
6:15; 19:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5506 matches the Greek χιλίαρχος (chiliarchos),
which occurs 22 times in 22 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:21 - An opportune day came when Herod, on his birthday, held a banquet for his nobles and military G5506 commanders G5506, and the leading people of Galilee;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:12 - So the Roman [fn]cohort, the [fn]commander G5506, and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:31 - While they were intent on killing him, a report came up to the commander G5506 of the Roman [fn]cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:32 - He immediately took along some soldiers and centurions and ran down to [fn]the crowd; and when they saw the commander G5506 and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:33 - Then the commander G5506 came up and took hold of him, and ordered that he be bound with two chains; and he began asking who he was and what he had done.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:37 - As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he *said to the commander G5506, “May I say something to you?” And he said, “Do you know Greek?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:24 - the commander G5506 ordered that he be brought into the barracks, saying that he was to be interrogated by flogging so that he would find out the reason why they were shouting against him that way.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:26 - When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander G5506 and told him, saying, “What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:27 - The commander G5506 came and said to [fn]Paul, “Tell me, are you a Roman?” And he said, “Yes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:28 - The commander G5506 answered, “I acquired this citizenship for a large sum of money.” And Paul said, “But I was actually born a citizen.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:29 - Therefore, those who were about to interrogate him immediately backed away from him; and the commander G5506 also was afraid when he found out that he was a Roman, and because he had [fn]put him in chains.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:10 - And when a great dissension occurred, the commander G5506 was afraid that Paul would be torn to pieces by them, and he ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force, and bring him into the barracks.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:15 - “Now therefore, you [fn]and the [fn]Council notify the commander G5506 to bring him down to you, as though you were going to investigate his case more thoroughly; and as for us, we are ready to kill him before he comes near the place.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:17 - Paul called one of the centurions to himself and said, “Take this young man to the commander G5506, for he has something to report to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:18 - So he took him and led him to the commander G5506 and *said, “Paul the prisoner called me over to him and asked me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:19 - The commander G5506 took him by the hand, and stepping aside, began to inquire of him privately, “What is it that you have to report to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:22 - Then the commander G5506 let the young man go, instructing him, “Tell no one that you have notified me of these things.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:22 - But Felix, [fn]having quite accurate knowledge about [fn]the Way, adjourned them, saying, “When Lysias the commander G5506 comes down, I will decide your case.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:23 - So, on the next day when Agrippa and Bernice came amid great pomp and entered the auditorium, [fn]accompanied by the commanders G5506 and the prominent men of the city, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:15 - Then the kings of the earth and the eminent people, and the commanders G5506 and the wealthy and the strong, and every slave and free person hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:18 - so that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders G5506, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, both free and slaves, and small and great.”
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