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Fausset's Bible Dictionary
The largest division of the Roman army, of which it was, in order and armament, the miniature; 6,000 foot, with a body of horse. Matthew 26:53, "thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He shall presently give Me more than twelve legions of angels," against this band from the Roman "legion"; not merely My twelve apostles, but twelve "legions," and these "angels?" (compare 2 Kings 6:17; Daniel 7:10.) In Mark 5:9 the demon-possessed says, "my name is legion, for we are many," "because many demons (Greek) were entered into him."
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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Legion'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/l/legion.html. 1949.