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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


emp'-er-er ho sebastos; Latin augustus:

The title of the Roman emperors; (Ac 25:21,25).



Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4575 Greek: sebastos


"august, reverent," the masculine gender of an adjective (from sebas, "reverential awe"), became used as the title of the Roman emperor, Act 25:21, 25, RV, for AV, "Augustus;" then, taking its name from the emperor, it became a title of honor applied to certain legions or cohorts or battalions, marked for their valor, Act 27:1. Cp. sebazomai, "to worship," Rom 1:25; sebasma, "an object of worship," Act 17:23; 2Th 2:4.


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