Deputy
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Deputy

(Acts 13:7,8,12; 19:38) The Greek word signifies proconsul, the title of the Roman governors who were appointed by the senate.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
In 1 Kings 22:47, means a prefect; one set over others. The same Hebrew word is rendered "officer;" i.e., chief of the commissariat appointed by Solomon (1 Kings 4:5, etc.).

In Esther 8:9; 9:3 (R.V., "governor") it denotes a Persian prefect "on this side" i.e., in the region west of the Euphrates. It is the modern word pasha.

In Acts 13:7, 8, 12; 18:12, it denotes a proconsul; i.e., the governor of a Roman province holding his appointment from the senate. The Roman provinces were of two kinds, (1) senatorial and (2) imperial. The appointment of a governor to the former was in the hands of the senate, and he bore the title of proconsul (Gr. anthupatos). The appointment of a governor to the latter was in the hands of the emperor, and he bore the title of propraetor (Gr. antistrategos).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.

2. (n.) A member of the Chamber of Deputies.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DEPUTY

dep'-u-ti: This is the correct rendering of nitsabh (1 Kings 22:47). In Esther 8:9, 9:3 the term improperly represents caghan, in the King James Version, and is corrected to "governor" in the Revised Version (British and American). In the New Testament "deputy" represents anthupatos (Acts 13:7, 8, 12; Acts 18:12; Acts 19:38), which the Revised Version (British and American) correctly renders "proconsul" (which see). The Roman proconsuls were officers invested with consular power over a district outside the city, usually for one year. Originally they were retiring consuls, but after Augustus the title was given to governors of senatorial provinces, whether they had held the office of consul or not. The proconsul exercised judicial as well as military power in his province, and his authority was absolute, except as he might be held accountable at the expiration of his office. See GOVERNMENT.

William Arthur Heidel

Greek
445. anthupateuo -- act as deputy or proconsul.
... 444, 445. anthupateuo. 446 . act as deputy or proconsul. ... Word Origin variant
reading for anthupatos, qv. act as deputy or proconsul. ...
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446. anthupatos -- a consul, proconsul
... deputy, proconsul. From anti and a superlative of huper; instead of the highest
officer, ie (specially) a Roman proconsul -- deputy. see GREEK anti. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6496. paqid -- commissioner, deputy, overseer
... 6495, 6496. paqid. 6497 . commissioner, deputy, overseer. Transliteration:
paqid Phonetic Spelling: (paw-keed') Short Definition: overseer. ...
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5324. natsab -- to take one's stand, stand
... root Definition to take one's stand, stand NASB Word Usage arises (1), attending
(1), best (1), charge (2), deputies (4), deputy (1), erected (2), establish (2 ...
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6346. pechah -- a governor
... captain, deputy, governor. Of foreign origin; a prefect (of a city or small district) --
captain, deputy, governor. 6345, 6346. pechah. 6347 . ...
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8660. tirshatha -- (a Pers. title) governor
... title) governor NASB Word Usage governor (5). Tirshatha. Of foreign derivation;
the title of a Persian deputy or governor -- Tirshatha. 8659, 8660. ...
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4397. malak -- a messenger
... From an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically,
of God, ie An angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher) -- ambassador, angel ...
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5333. netsib -- a pillar, prefect, garrison, post
... Word Origin from natsab Definition a pillar, prefect, garrison, post NASB Word Usage
deputy (1), garrison (4), garrisons (5), officers (1), pillar (1). ...
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Library

Heralds of the Gospel
... they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false
prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-Jesus: which was with the deputy of the ...
/.../white/the acts of the apostles/lesson 17 heralds of the.htm

Acts xiii. 4, 5
... they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false
prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus: which was with the deputy of the ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xxviii acts xiii 4.htm

To the Regions Beyond
... had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet,
a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus: 7. Which was with the deputy of the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/to the regions beyond.htm

Third Mark of Inspiration, which is Holy Obedience to the Church ...
... In case Simeon, yielding to their advice and giving in to their will, should show
himself ready to descend, they had charged the deputy to leave him free to ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xiii third mark of.htm

A Fall and a Recovery, 1800-1857.
... At this Synod the deputy for Herrnhut was a lawyer named Riegelmann; and, being
desirous to do his duty efficiently, he had asked for a copy of the "Synodal ...
/.../hutton/history of the moravian church/chapter iii a fall and.htm

To the Rev. A. Brandram
... I was introduced to the Governor by his most intimate acquaintance Synudi, the Deputy
of Huelba, to whom I was introduced by the celebrated Alcala de Galiano ...
/.../borrow/letters of george borrow/to the rev a brandram 8.htm

Home-Government.
... The parent is only deputy governor,"steward, "bound to be faithful." Hence the
obligation of the child to obey the steward is as great as that to obey the ...
/.../philips/the christian home/chapter xviii home-government.htm

Wesley Protests against Lawlessness
... a drunken rabble came with clubs and staves, in a tumultuous and riotous manner,
the captain of whom, Richard B., by name, said he was a deputy-constable and ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/wesley protests against lawlessness.htm

Parasitism.
... It consists essentially in the deputy-work or deputy-worship inseparable from church
or chapel ministrations. ... His work for Christ is done by a paid deputy. ...
/.../drummond/natural law in the spiritual world/parasitism.htm

One Argument which Has Been Much Relied Upon but not More than Its ...
... had gone through the isle (Cyprus) to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false
prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus, which was with the deputy of the ...
/.../paley/evidences of christianity/chapter vi one argument which.htm

Thesaurus
Deputy (7 Occurrences)
... and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office;
a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a ...
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Zebul (5 Occurrences)
... of Shechem. In Judges 9:28 he is referred to as the paqidh, "officer,"
or, more correctly, "deputy" of Abimelech. This verse is ...
/z/zebul.htm - 12k

Paulus (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Sergius Paulus. A "prudent man" (RV, "man of
understanding"), the deputy (RV, "proconsul") of Cyprus (Acts 13:6-13). ...
/p/paulus.htm - 9k

Sergius (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Sergius Paulus. A "prudent man" (RV, "man of
understanding"), the deputy (RV, "proconsul") of Cyprus (Acts 13:6-13). ...
/s/sergius.htm - 9k

Gallio (3 Occurrences)
... He was "deputy", ie, proconsul, as in Revised Version, of Achaia, under the
emperor Claudius, when Paul visited Corinth (Acts 18:12). ...
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Ruler (329 Occurrences)
... The English Versions of the Bible renders it "ruler" (Ezekiel 23:12, 23), "deputy"
(Jeremiah 51:23, 28, 57), and, in most cases, "ruler" with "deputy" in ...
/r/ruler.htm - 50k

Deputation (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning a deputy or
representative; office of a deputy or delegate; vicegerency. ...
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Menelaus
... before the king. Lysimachus, the brother of Menelaus, was left at Jerusalem
in the meantime as deputy high priest. The king was ...
/m/menelaus.htm - 9k

Pashur (12 Occurrences)
... the same as Amariah, Nehemiah 10:3; 12:2), the head of one of the priestly courses,
was "chief governor [Hebrews paqid nagid, meaning "deputy governor"] of the ...
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Achaia (11 Occurrences)
... when Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles under the proconsular form of government;
hence the appropriate title given to Gallio as the "deputy," ie, proconsul ...
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Concordance
Deputy (7 Occurrences)

Acts 13:7
Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.
(KJV WBS)

Acts 13:8
But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
(KJV WBS)

Acts 13:12
Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.
(KJV WBS)

Acts 18:12
And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,
(KJV WBS)

Judges 9:28
Gaal the son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? Isn't he the son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his officer? Serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem: but why should we serve him?
(See NIV)

1 Kings 4:19
Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Bashan; and he was the only officer who was in the land.
(See NAS)

1 Kings 22:47
There was no king in Edom: a deputy was king.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Deputy

Deputy: An officer Who Administers the Functions of a Superior in his Absence

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