Deputy

“In 1 Kings 22:47, means a prefect; one set over others. The same” “Hebrew word is rendered “officer;” i.e., chief of the” “commissariat appointed by Solomon (1 Kings 4:5, etc.).” “In Esther 8:9; 9:3 (R.V., “governor”) it denotes a Persian “prefect “on this side” i.e., in the region west of the” Euphrates. It is the modern word pasha. “In Acts 13:7, 8, 12; 18:12, it denotes a proconsul; i.e., the governor of a Roman province holding his appointment from the “senate. The Roman provinces were of two kinds, (1) senatorial” and (2) imperial. The appointment of a governor to the former “was in the hands of the senate, and he bore the title of” proconsul (Gr. anthupatos). The appointment of a governor to the “latter was in the hands of the emperor, and he bore the title of” propraetor (Gr. antistrategos).

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