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Dictionaries :: Sergeant (-s)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4465 Greek: rhabdouchos

Sergeant (-s):

"a rod bearer" (rhabdos, "a rod," echo, "to hold"), one who carries a staff of office, was, firstly, an umpire or judge, later, a Roman lictor, Act 16:35, 38. The duty of these officials was to attend Roman magistrates to execute their orders, especially administering punishment by scourging or beheading; they carried as their sign of office the fasces (whence "Fascist"), a bundle of rods with an axe inserted. At Philippi they acted under the strategoi or praetors (see MAGISTRATE, No. 1.)


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