Tetrarches

The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 5076 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
tetrarchvßfrom (5064) and (757)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
TetrarchesNone
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
tet-rar'-khace Noun Masculine
Definition
  1. a tetrarch
    1. a governor of the fourth part of a region. Thus Strabo states that Galactia was formerly divided into three parts, each one of which was distributed into four smaller subdivisions each of which was governed by a tetrarch. Strabo relates that Thessaly, before the time of Philip of Macedon, had been divided into four tetrarchies, each having its own tetrarch.
    2. the governor of a third part or half a country, or even a ruler of an entire country or district provided it were of comparatively narrow limits; a petty prince. Thus Antony made Herod (afterwards king) and Phasael, sons of Antipater, tetrarchs of Palestine. After the death of Herod the Great, his sons, Achelaus styled an ethnarch but Antipas and Philip with the title of tetrarchs, divided and governed the kingdom left by their father.
King James Word Usage - Total: 4
tetrarch 4
KJV Verse Count
Matthew1
Luke2
Acts1


Total4
Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Tetrarches". "The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .