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Serjeants

SERJEANTS

sar'-jents, -jants (rhabdouchoi):

In Acts 16:35,38 the word (literally, "holders of rods," corresponding to Roman "lictors," thus the Revised Version margin) is used of the officers in attendance on the Philippian magistrates, whose duty it was to execute orders in scourging, etc., in this case in setting prisoners free. Paul and Silas, however, as Romans, refused thus to be "privily" dismissed.


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