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People's Dictionary of the Bible

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Centurion. The commander of a century or military company, of which there were 60 in a Roman legion. At first there were, as the name implies, 100 men in each century; subsequently the number varied according, to the strength of the legion. Matthew 8:5; Matthew 27:54; Acts 10:1; Acts 22:25; Acts 23:23; Acts 27:1.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Centurion'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​c/centurion.html. 1893.
 
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