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Executioner (1 Occurrence)

Mark 6:27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison, (KJV WBS NAS NIV)

Executioner (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) One who puts to death in conformity to legal warrant, as a hangman.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. EXECUTE; EXECUTIONER. ...
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Execute (83 Occurrences)
... 7. (vi) To do one's work; to act one's part of purpose. 8. (vi) To perform musically.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. EXECUTE; EXECUTIONER. ...
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Guard (185 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary. (1.) Hebrews tabbah (properly a "cook, " and in a secondary
sense "executioner, " because this office fell to the lot of the cook in ...
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Execution (4 Occurrences)

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Executioners (32 Occurrences)

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Tormentor (1 Occurrence)
... tor-men'-ter: the King James Version 2 Maccabees 7:29 for demios "belonging to the
people," and so "public executioner," the Revised Version (British and ...
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Murder (41 Occurrences)
... The executioner, according to the terms of the Law, was the "revenger of blood";
but the guilt must be previously determined by the Levitical tribunal. ...
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Mark (182 Occurrences)
... Mark also uses certain Latin words not found in any of the other Gospels, as
"speculator" (6:27, rendered, AV, "executioner;" RV, "soldier of his guard ...
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... During the revelry of the banquet held in the border fortress, to please Salome,
who danced before him, he sent an executioner, who beheaded John, and "brought ...
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Conscience (36 Occurrences)
... In the individual's own breast are not only the figures of justice already mentioned,
but the executioner as well; for, on the back of a sentence of ...
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4688. spekoulator -- a scout, by ext. an executioner
... an executioner. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: spekoulator Phonetic
Spelling: (spek-oo-lat'-ore) Short Definition: a body-guardsman, an ...
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4465. rhabdouchos -- a rod holder, ie (a Roman) lictor (one ...
... officer, sergeant. From rhabdos and echo; a rod- (the Latin fasces) holder, ie A
Roman lictor (constable or executioner) -- serjeant. see GREEK rhabdos. ...
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Smith's Bible Dictionary

The post of executioner was one of high dignity. Potiphar was "captain of the executioners." (Genesis 37:36) see margin. That the "captain of the guard" himself occasionally performed the duty of an executioner appears from (1 Kings 2:25,34)

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ek'-se-kut, ek-se-ku'-shun-er (`asah, "to do," din,"to judge," "decide"; poieo, "to do"; spekoulator, Latin speculator, "an attendant"):

"Execute" in the sense of "executing judgment," "vengeance," etc., is often found in the Old Testament (Exodus 12:12 Deuteronomy 10:18 Psalm 149:7 Jeremiah 22:3 Ezekiel 25:11 Micah 5:15; compare Jeremiah 21:12, "Execute justice in the morning") and a few times in the New Testament (John 5:27 Romans 13:4 the King James Version; Jude 1:15). In the sense of punishing capitally, by legal process, it is not found. "Executioner" is found only in Mark 6:27 the King James Version, where Herod, the king, is said to have "sent an executioner" (spekoulator) to behead John the Baptist, but the Revised Version (British and American) and the American Standard Revised Version have instead, according to the stricter meaning of the text, "The king sent forth a soldier of his guard." The office of executioner, however, was a recognized office in all the great nations of antiquity.

George B. Eager

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Mark 6:27). Instead of the Greek word, Mark here uses a Latin word, speculator, which literally means "a scout," "a spy," and at length came to denote one of the armed bodyguard of the emperor. Herod Antipas, in imitation of the emperor, had in attendance on him a company of speculatores. They were sometimes employed as executioners, but this was a mere accident of their office. (See Mark, GOSPEL OF.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) One who executes; an executer.

2. (n.) One who puts to death in conformity to legal warrant, as a hangman.

Strong's Hebrew
2876. tabbach -- cook, guardsman
... From tabach; properly, a butcher; hence, a lifeguardsman (because he was acting
as an executioner); also a cook (usually slaughtering the animal for food ...
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3774. Kerethi -- the foreign bodyguard of King David
... Probably from karath in the sense of executioner; a Kerethite or life-guardsman
(compare tabbach) (only collectively in the singular as plural) -- Cherethims ...
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