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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 21 times in 21 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:21 - A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his lords and [fn]military G5506 commanders G5506 and the leading men of Galilee;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:12 - So the Roman [fn]cohort and the [fn]commander G5506 and the officers of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:31 - While they were seeking to kill him, a report came up to the [fn]commander G5506 of the Roman [fn]cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:32 - At once he took along some soldiers and centurions and ran down to them; and when they saw the [fn]commander G5506 and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:33 - Then the [fn]commander G5506 came up and took hold of him, and ordered him to 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 [fn]commander, G5506 “May I say something to you?” And he *said, “Do you know Greek?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:24 - the [fn]commander G5506 ordered him to be brought into the barracks, stating that he should be examined by scourging so that he might 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 [fn]commander G5506 and told him, saying, “What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:27 - The [fn]commander G5506 came and said to him, “Tell me, are you a Roman?” And he said, “Yes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:28 - The [fn]commander G5506 answered, “I acquired this citizenship with 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 examine him immediately [fn]let go of him; and the [fn]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 as a great dissension was developing, the [fn]commander G5506 was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them and 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 [fn]commander G5506 to bring him down to you, as though you were going to determine his case by a more thorough investigation; and we for our part are ready to slay him before he comes near the place.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:17 - Paul called one of the centurions to him and said, “Lead this young man to the [fn]commander, G5506 for he has something to report to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:18 - So he took him and led him to the [fn]commander G5506 and *said, “Paul the prisoner called me to him and asked me to lead this young man to you since he has something to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:19 - The [fn]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 - So the [fn]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 a more exact knowledge about the Way, put them off, saying, “When Lysias the [fn]commander G5506 comes down, I will decide your case.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:23 - So, on the next day when Agrippa came [fn]together with Bernice amid great pomp, and entered the auditorium [fn]accompanied by the [fn]commanders G5506 and the prominent men of the city, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:15 - Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the [fn]commanders G5506 and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man 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 [fn]commanders G5506 and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great.”
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