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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: βασανιστής

(Strong's #930 — Noun Masculine — basanistes — bas-an-is-tace' )

properly, "a torturer" (akin to basanizo, see TORMENT , B), "one who elicits information by torture," is used of jailors, Matthew 18:34 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Tormentor'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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