Acts 23:23

Two (tina duo). "Some two" as in Luke 7:19 , indicating (Page) that they were not specially chosen. Soldiers (stratiwta), horsemen (ippei), spearmen (dexiolabou). The three varieties of troops in a Roman army like the cohort of Lysias (Page). The stratiwtai were the heavy-armed legionaries, the ippei belonged to every legion, the dexiolaboi were light-armed supplementary troops who carried a lance in the right hand (dexio, right, lambanw, to take). Vulgate, lancearios. At the third hour of the night (apo trith wra th nukto). About nine in the evening.