(sarac or sareca , only used ( Daniel 6:1 ) ... the Chaldee equivalent for Hebrew shter , probably from sara , Zend. a "head"), a high officer in the Persian court, a chief, a president, used of the three highest ministers.
Used only in Daniel 6:2-7. Probably a Persian derivative from sar, "head," and the Aramaic equivalent for Hebrew shoter. The meaning is self-evident and refers to the appointment of Daniel by Darius to be one of the three princes who had rule over the satraps of the empire.
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