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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g747 Greek: archegos


primarily an adjective signifying "originating, beginning," is used as a noun, denoting "a founder, author, prince or leader," Act 3:15, "Prince" (marg., "Author"); Act 5:31; see AUTHOR, No. 2.

2 Strong's Number: g758 Greek: archon


the present participle of the verb archo, "to rule;" denotes "a ruler, a prince." It is used as follows ("p" denoting "prince," or "princes;" "r," "ruler" or "rulers"):

(a) of Christ, as "the Ruler (AV, Prince) of the kings of the earth," Rev 1:5;

(b) of rulers of nations, Mat 20:25, RV, "r," AV, "p;" Act 4:26, "r;" Act 7:27, "r;" Act 7:35, "r" (twice);

(c) of judges and magistrates, Act 16:19, "r;" Rom 13:3, "r;"

(d) of members of the Sanhedrin, Luk 14:1, RV, "r" (AV, "chief"); Luk 23:13, 35, "r;" so Luk 24:20; Jhn 3:1; 7:26, 48; 12:42, RV, "r" (AV, "chief r."); "r" in Act 3:17; 4:5, 8; 13:27; 14:5;

(e) of rulers of synagogues, Mat 9:18, 23, "r;" so Luk 8:41; 18:18;

(f) of the Devil, as "prince" of this world, Jhn 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; of the power of the air, Eph 2:2, "the air" being that sphere in which the inhabitants of the world live and which, through the rebellious and godless condition of humanity, constitutes the seat of his authority;

(g) of Beelzebub, the "prince" of the demons, Mat 9:34 [1]; 12:24; Mar 3:22; Luk 11:15.
See CHIEF, B, No. 10.

1. Edited by BLB [An error was made in the original document incorrectly quoting Mat 9:24]

3 Strong's Number: g2232 Greek: hegemon


"a leader, ruler," is translated "princes" (i.e., leaders) in Mat 2:6: see GOVERNOR, A, No. 1.

Note: For megistan, Rev 6:15; 18:23, RV, "princes," see LORD, No. 3.


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