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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Prince

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1: ἀρχηγός
(Strong's #747 — Adjective — archegos — ar-khay-gos' )

primarily an adjective signifying "originating, beginning," is used as a noun, denoting "a founder, author, prince or leader," Acts 3:15 , "Prince" (marg., "Author"); Acts 5:31 ; see AUTHOR , No. 2.

2: ἄρχων
(Strong's #758 — Noun Masculine — archon — ar'-khone )

the present participle of the verb archo, "to rule;" denotes "a ruler, a prince." It is used as follows ("p" denoting "prince," or "princes;" "r," "ruler" or "rulers"): (a) of Christ, as "the Ruler (AV, Prince) of the kings of the earth," Revelation 1:5 ; (b) of rulers of nations, Matthew 20:25 , RV, "r," AV, "p;" Acts 4:26 , "r;" Acts 7:27 , "r;" Acts 7:35 , "r" (twice); (c) of judges and magistrates, Acts 16:19 , "r;" Romans 13:3 , "r;" (d) of members of the Sanhedrin, Luke 14:1 , RV, "r" (AV, "chief"); Luke 23:13,35 , "r;" so Luke 24:20 ; John 3:1 ; 7:26,48 ; 12:42 , RV, "r" (AV, "chief r."); "r" in Acts 3:17 ; 4:5,8 ; 13:27 ; 14:5 ; (e) of rulers of synagogues, Matthew 9:18,23 , "r;" so Luke 8:41 ; 18:18 ; (f) of the Devil, as "prince" of this world, John 12:31 ; 14:30 ; 16:11 ; of the power of the air, Ephesians 2:2 , "the air" being that sphere in which the inhabitants of the world live and which, through the rebellious and godless condition of humanity, constitutes the seat of his authority; (g) of Beelzebub, the "prince" of the demons, Matthew 9:24 ; 12:24 ; Mark 3:22 ; Luke 11:15 . See CHIEF , B, No. 10.

3: ἡγεμών
(Strong's #2232 — Noun Masculine — hegemon — hayg-em-ohn' )

"a leader, ruler," is translated "princes" (i.e., leaders) in Matthew 2:6 : see GOVERNOR , A, No. 1.

Note: For megistan, Revelation 6:15 ; 18:23 , RV, "princes," see LORD , No. 3.


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

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