Rebellion against lawful authority. Government officials in Persia's province headquartered in Samaria accused the Jews in Jerusalem of a history of rebellion as evidence against allowing Jerusalem and its Temple to be rebuilt (Ezra 4:15). Barabbas had been imprisoned for sedition (Luke 23:19). See Barabbas. Jewish leaders tried to convince Felix, the governor, that Paul had incited sedition (Acts 24:5). KJV used “seditions” in
Galatians 5:20 for one of the works of the flesh, but modern translations are more accurate in using “dissensions.” Relationships among believers rather than to governments is the apparent meaning.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'SEDITION'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".