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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: πρῶτος
(Strong's #4413 — Adjective — protos — pro'-tos )

"first," is translated "principal men" in the RV of Luke 19:47 ; Acts 25:2 . See CHIEF , A.

Note: In Acts 25:23 the phrase kat' exochen, lit., "according to eminence," is translated "principal (men);" exoche, primarily a projection (akin to execho, "to stand out"), is used here metaphorically of eminence. In the Sept., Job 39:28 .

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

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