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Principal

PRINCIPAL

prin'-si-pal:

Appears in the King James Version as a translation of nine Hebrew words (fewer in the Revised Version (British and American)), in one case (Isaiah 28:25) being used quite wrongly and in 2 Kings 25:19 (Jeremiah 52:25); 1 Chronicles 24:31 gives a wrong sense (all corrected in the Revised Version (British and American)). In 1 Kings 4:5, "principal officer" (the American Standard Revised Version "chief minister") is an arbitrary translation of kohen to avoid "priest" (so the English Revised Version; compare 2 Samuel 8:18).


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