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Executioner.

Executioner. [N] [E]

The post of executioner was one of high dignity. Potiphar was "captain of the executioners." ( Genesis 37:36 ) see margin. That the "captain of the guard" himself occasionally performed the duty of an executioner appears from ( 1 Kings 2:25 1 Kings 2:34 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Executioner'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.