asiarchs

Officials (NRSV) in the Roman province of Asia. They were well disposed towards Paul at Ephesus (Acts 19:31—‘dignitaries of the province’, REB).

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  • Asiarch — Ein Asiarch (griechisch wörtlich „Herrscher von Asia“) übte eine herausgehobene Funktion in der römischen Provinz Asia aus, deren Natur allerdings nicht völlig klar ist. Vermutlich waren die Asiarchen die jährlichen Bevollmächtigten der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Lily Ross Taylor — (Born in Alabama, 1886 November 18, 1969) developed an interest in Roman studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison, earning an A.B. in 1906. She then went to Bryn Mawr College as a graduate student in 1906, receiving her Ph.D. in Latin in… …   Wikipedia

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  • Asia —    Is used to denote Proconsular Asia, a Roman province which embraced the western parts of Asia Minor, and of which Ephesus was the capital, in Acts 2:9; 6:9; 16:6; 19:10, 22; 20:4, 16, 18, etc., and probably Asia Minor in Acts 19:26, 27; 21:27; …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Ephesus — In the 1st cent. CE a port at the mouth of the River Cayster on the west coast of Asia Minor. Today it is Seljuk in Turkey; because of silting, it lies about 5 kms (3 miles) from the sea. In the course of six centuries it passed through a… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • magistrates — Officials in the Roman Empire, holding various titles, had duties on the bench Asiarchs in Ephesus looked after patriotic events, and were friendly towards Paul (Acts 19:31), politarchs in Thessalonica after a riot released Jason on bail (Acts 17 …   Dictionary of the Bible

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