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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(λεγεών , Graecized from the Latin legio), a main division of the Roman army, corresponding nearly to the modern regiment. It always comprised a large body of men, but the number varied so much at different times that there is considerable discrepancy in the statements with reference to it. The legion appears to have originally contained about 3000 men, and to have risen gradually to twice that number, or even more. In and about the time of Christ it seems to have consisted of 6000 men. aned this was exclusive of horsemen, who usuall
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Legion'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/l/legion.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
the Seventh Sunday after Easter