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Cohort

COHORT

ko'-hort:

In the Revised Version, margin of Matthew 27:27; Mark 15:16; John 18:3,12; Acts 10:1; 21:31; 27:1, the translation of speira (the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American), "band"); the tenth part of a legion; ordinarily about 600 men. In John 18 the word seems to be used loosely of a smaller body of soldiers, a detachment, detail.

See ARMY; BAND.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'COHORT'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.