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Asiarchae

Asiarchae

(chief of Asia ) (Authorized Version; ( Acts 19:31 ) ), officers chosen annually by the cities of that part of the province of Asia of which Ephesus was, under Roman government, the metropolis. They had charge of the public games and religious theatrical spectacles, the expenses of which they bore.


Bibliography Information

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