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kō´hort : In the Revised Version, margin of Matthew 27:27 ; Mark 15:16 ; John 18:3 , John 18:12 ; Acts 10:1 ; Acts 21:31 ; Acts 27:1 , the translation of speı́ra (the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American), "band"); the tenth part of a legion; ordinarily about 600 men. In Jn 18 the word seems to be used loosely of a smaller body of soldiers, a detachment, detail. See ARMY ; BAND .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Cohort'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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