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Couriers

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Members of the royal guard who carried messages throughout the kingdom (2Chronicles 30:6,2 Chronicles 30:10 ; Esther 3:13 ,Esther 3:13,3:15 ; Esther 8:10 ,Esther 8:10,8:14 ). Roman couriers were empowered to confiscate transportation or the help of citizens of the empire in the fulfillment of their duties (Matthew 5:41 ; Mark 15:21 ).


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Couriers'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/c/couriers.html. 1991.

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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