775. Asiarchés
Strong's Concordance
Asiarchés: an Asiarch, an official of Asian cities
Original Word: Ἀσιάρχης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: Asiarchés
Phonetic Spelling: (as-ee-ar'-khace)
Short Definition: an Asiarch
Definition: an Asiarch, an official connected with the worship of Rome and the Emperor in the Roman province Asia.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from Asia and archó
an Asiarch, an official of Asian cities
NASB Translation
Asiarchs (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 775: Ἀσιάρχης

Ἀσιάρχης, Ἀσιαρχου, , an Asiarch, President of Asia: Acts 19:31. Each of the cities of proconsular Asia, at the autumnal equinox, assembled its most honorable and opulent citizens, in order to select one to preside over the games to be exhibited that year, at his expense, in honor of the gods and the Roman emperor. Thereupon each city reported the name of the person selected to a general assembly held in some leading city, as Ephesus, Smyrna, Sardis. This general council, called τό κοινόν, selected ten out of the number of candidates, and sent them to the proconsul; and the proconsul, apparently, chose one of these ten to preside over the rest. This explains how it is that in Acts, the passage cited several Asiarchs are spoken of, while Eusebius, h. e. 4, 15, 27 mentions only one; (perhaps also the title outlasted the service). Cf. Meyer on Acts, the passage cited; Winers RWB under the word Asiarchen; (BB. DD. under the word; but especially Le Bas et Waddington, Voyage Archeol. Inscriptions part. v., p. 244f; Kuhn, Die städtische u. bürgerl. Verf. des röm. Reichs, i. 106ff; Marquardt, Röm. Staatsverwalt. i. 374ff; Stark in Schenkel i., 263; especially Lightfoot Polycarp, p. 987ff).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
chief of Asia.

From Asia and arche; an Asiarch or president of the public festivities in a city of Asia Minor -- chief of Asia.

see GREEK Asia

see GREEK arche

Forms and Transliterations
Ασιαρχων Ἀσιαρχῶν ασίδα ασιτήσομεν Asiarchon Asiarchôn Asiarchōn Asiarchō̂n
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Strong's Greek 775
1 Occurrence

Ἀσιαρχῶν — 1 Occ.

Acts 19:31 N-GMP
GRK: καὶ τῶν Ἀσιαρχῶν ὄντες αὐτῷ
NAS: some of the Asiarchs who were friends
KJV: certain of the chief of Asia, which were
INT: also of the chiefs of Asia being to him

1 Occurrence

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