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: captain of the guard.
Original Word: στρατοπεδάρχης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (strat-op-ed-ar'-khace)
Short Definition: commander of the Roman emperor's body-guard
Definition: commander of the Roman emperor's body-guard.

STRONGS NT 4759: στρατοπεδάρχης

στρατοπεδάρχης, στρατοπεδαρχου, (στρατόπεδον and ἄρχω) (cf. Buttmann, 73 (64));

a. the commander of a camp and army, a military tribune: Dionysius Halicarnassus 10, 36; Lucian, hist. conscr. 22; (Josephus, b. j. 2, 19, 4).

b. Praetorian prefect, commander of the praetorian cohorts, i. e. captain of the Roman emperor's bodyguard: Acts 28:16 (L T Tr WH omit the clause, see Abbot in B. D., American edition, under the word, Captain of the Guard). There were two praetorian prefects, to whose custody prisoners sent bound to the emperor were consigned: Josephus, Antiquities 18, 6, 6; Pliny, epistles 10, 65 (57). (See B. D. American edition as above; Lightfoot on Philippi, p. 7f.)

STRONGS NT 4759a: στρατοπεδαρχος [στρατοπεδαρχος, στρατοπεδαρχου, : see the preceding word. The dative στρατοπεδάρχῳ is the reading of some manuscripts (cf. WH rejected marginal reading) in Acts 28:16; cf. ἑκατοντάρχης, at the beginning]

captain of the guard.

From stratopedon and archo; a ruler of an army, i.e. (specially), a Praetorian praefect -- captain of the guard.

see GREEK stratopedon

see GREEK archo

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