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Home > Lexicons > Greek Lexicon > Tetrarches

The New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  5076tetraa/rxhv
Original WordWord Origin
 tetraa/rxhv from (5064) and (757)
Transliterated WordPhonetic Spelling
 Tetrarches tet-rar'-khace
Parts of SpeechTDNT
 Noun Masculine None
  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.
 Translated Words
 KJV (4) - tetrarch, 4;

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TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament;

Copyright Statement
The New Testament 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 New Testament Greek Lexicon".


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