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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Band. The "band of Roman soldiers" referred to in Matthew 27:27, and elsewhere, was the tenth part of a legion. It was called a "cohort," and numbered 400 to 600 men. See Army.
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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Band'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/b/band.html. 1901.