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Senate (1 Occurrence)

Acts 5:21 When they heard this, they entered into the temple about daybreak, and taught. But the high priest came, and those who were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Senate (1 Occurrence)
...SENATE; SENATOR. ... These statements are not quite accurate, since the senate consisted
normally of 300 members, and met not daily, but on call of the magistrates. ...
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... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A member of a senate. 2. (n.) A member of the
king's council; a king's councilor. ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SENATE; SENATOR. ...
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Rome (12 Occurrences)
Struggle between Patricians and Plebeians 3. The Senate and Magistrates 4 ...
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Augustus (4 Occurrences)
... This name being simply a title meaning "majesty" or "venerable," first given
to him by the senate (BC 27), was borne by succeeding emperors. ...
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Triumph (52 Occurrences)
... It was granted by the senate only to one who had held the office of dictator, consul,
or praetor, and after a decisive victory in the complete subjugation of a ...
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Tiberius (1 Occurrence)
... Augustus in practically excluding the people from government by transferring the
right of election from the comitia of the people to the senate, leaving to the ...
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Deputy (7 Occurrences)
... It is the modern word pasha. In Acts 13:7, 8, 12; 18:12, it denotes a proconsul;
ie, the governor of a Roman province holding his appointment from the senate. ...
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Demetrius (3 Occurrences)
... The Roman Senate, however, refused to listen to his plea for the restoration to
Syria, because, as Polybius says, they felt surer of their power over Syria ...
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Province (66 Occurrences)
... The senate determined the distinction between consular and praetorian provinces
and generally controlled the assignment of the provinces to the ex-magistrates. ...
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Pass (1172 Occurrences)
... as an examination, trail, test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a
legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the bill passed the senate. 23. ...
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1087. gerousia -- a council of elders
... Word Origin from geron Definition a council of elders NASB Word Usage Senate (1). ...
From geron; the eldership, ie (collectively) the Jewish Sanhedrin -- senate. ...
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ATS Bible Dictionary

Acts 5:21. See SANHEDRIN.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

sen'-at, sen'-a-ter: In Psalm 105:22, "teach his senators (the Revised Version (British and American) "elders") wisdom." The Hebrew is zaqen, "elder" Septuagint presbuteroi). In Acts 5:21, "called the council together and all the senate of the children of Israel." The Greek gerousia, is here evidently used as a more precise equivalent of the foregoing "council" (sunedrion), to which it is added by kai, explicative. Reference is had to the Sanhedrin. See SANHEDRIN. This term gerousia occurs in Septuagint Exodus 3:16, etc., and in 1 Maccabees 12:6; 2 Maccabees 1:10; 4:44 of the supreme council of the Jews (see GOVERNMENT). In 1 Maccabees 8:15; 12:3, bouleuterion, is used of the Roman senate, which is said to consist of 320 members meeting daily, consulting always for the people, to the end that they may be well governed. These statements are not quite accurate, since the senate consisted normally of 300 members, and met not daily, but on call of the magistrates. Originally, like the gerousia of the Jews, the representatives of families and clans (gentes), the senators were subsequently the ex-magistrates, supplemented, to complete the tale of members, by representatives of patrician (in time also of plebeian) families selected by the censor. The tenure was ordinarily for life, though it might be terminated for cause by the censor. Although constitutionally the senate was only an advisory body, its advice (senatus consultum, auctoritas) in fact became in time a mandate which few dared to disregard. During the republican period the senate practically ruled Rome; under the empire it tended more and more to become the creature and subservient tool of the emperors.

William Arthur Heidel

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Acts 5:21), the "elders of Israel" who formed a component part of the Sanhedrin.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An assembly or council having the highest deliberative and legislative functions.

2. (n.) A body of elders appointed or elected from among the nobles of the nation, and having supreme legislative authority.

3. (n.) The upper and less numerous branch of a legislature in various countries, as in France, in the United States, in most of the separate States of the United States, and in some Swiss cantons.

4. (n.) In general, a legislative body; a state council; the legislative department of government.

5. (n.) The governing body of the Universities of Cambridge and London.

6. (n.) In some American colleges, a council of elected students, presided over by the president of the college, to which are referred cases of discipline and matters of general concern affecting the students.



Senate: Senator (An Elder)

Senate: The Sanhedrin

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