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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Emperor

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1: σεβαστός
(Strong's #4575 — Adjective — sebastos — seb-as-tos' )

"august, reverent," the masculine gender of an adjective (from sebas, "reverential awe"), became used as the title of the Roman emperor, Acts 25:21,25 , RV, for AV, "Augustus;" then, taking its name from the emperor, it became a title of honor applied to certain legions or cohorts or battalions, marked for their valor, Acts 27:1 . Cp. sebazomai, "to worship," Romans 1:25 ; sebasma, "an object of worship," Acts 17:23 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:4 .


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Emperor'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/e/emperor.html. 1940.

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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