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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(ἔπαρχος, ruler over a district), a commander (e.g. of vessels, AEschylus, Ag. 1227), hence praefect of a province (comp. ἐπαρχία, Acts 23:24; Acts 25:1); applied as a title to Sisinnes (q.v.), the Persian satrap of Syria (1 Esdras 7:1, "governor"). (See TOPARCHY), etc.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Eparch'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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