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Easton's Bible Dictionary
One who farmed the taxes (e.g., Zacchaeus, Luke 19:2) to be levied from a town or district, and thus undertook to pay to the supreme government a certain amount. In order to collect the taxes, the publicans employed subordinates (5:27; 15:1; 18:10), who, for their own ends, were often guilty of extortion and peculation. In New Testament times these taxes were paid to the Romans, and hence were regarded by the Jews as a very heavy burden, and hence also the collectors of taxes, who were frequently Jews, were hated, and were usually spoken of in very opprobrious terms. Jesus was accused of being a "friend of publicans and sinners" (Luke 7:34).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A farmer of the taxes and public revenues; hence, a collector of toll or tribute. The inferior officers of this class were often oppressive in their exactions, and were regarded with great detestation.

2. (n.) The keeper of an inn or public house; one licensed to retail beer, spirits, or wine.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PUBLICAN

pub'-li-kan.

See TAX, TAXING.

Greek
5057. telones -- tax collector
... Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: telones Phonetic Spelling: (tel-o'-nace)
Short Definition: a collector of taxes Definition: a publican, collector of ...
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754. architelones -- a chief tax collector
... Spelling: (ar-khee-tel-o'-nace) Short Definition: head of a custom-house, chief
tax-gatherer Definition: head of a custom-house, chief tax-gatherer or publican ...
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3018. Leuis -- Levi.
... Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration: Leuis Phonetic Spelling: (lyoo-is') Short
Definition: Levi Definition: (Hebrew), Levi, son of Alphaeus, the publican ...
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Library

The Pharisee and Publican
... The Pharisee and Publican. Luke 18:14 " "I tell you, this man went down
to his house justified rather than the other: For every ...
/.../whitefield/selected sermons of george whitefield/the pharisee and publican.htm

The Pharisee and the Publican.
... XXIX. THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN. "And he spake this parable unto certain
which trusted in themselves that they were righteous ...
/.../arnot/the parables of our lord/xxix the pharisee and the.htm

Conversion of Zacchaeus, a Publican
... ILLUSTRATIONS: CONVERSION OF ZACCHAEUS, A PUBLICAN. And Jesus entered and
passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named ...
/.../the life of jesus christ for the young/conversion of zacchaeus a publican.htm

The Pharisee and the Publican, Luke 18 10 &C.
... Hymns. Book 1. Hymn 1:131. The Pharisee and the Publican, Luke 18. 10 &c.
1 Behold how sinners disagree, The Publican and Pharisee! ...
/.../watts/hymns and spiritual songs/hymn 0 132638889 the pharisee and.htm

Matthew the Publican Called from the Custom-House. --Familial ...
... Matthew the Publican called from the Custom-house."Familial Intercourse of Christ
with the Publicans at the Banquet."The Pharisees blame the Disciples, and ...
/.../section 141 matthew the publican.htm

A Discourse Upon the Pharisee and the Publican
... A DISCOURSE UPON THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN. WHEREIN ... Christ. As a theological
treatise, this of the Pharisee and Publican is invaluable. ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/a discourse upon the pharisee.htm

The Call of Levi the Publican Christ in Relation to the Baptist. ...
... Jesus is the Christ of the Creator. Chapter XI."The Call of Levi the Publican
Christ in Relation to the Baptist. Christ as the Bridegroom. ...
/.../tertullian/the five books against marcion/chapter xi the call of levi.htm

The Pharisee and Publican. Luke 18:10Ff.
... HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS IN THREE BOOKS. HYMN 131 The Pharisee and publican.
Luke 18:10ff. LM The Pharisee and publican. Luke 18:10ff. ...
/.../watts/the psalms and hymns of isaac watts/hymn 131 the pharisee and.htm

The Pharisee and the Publican.
... HIS WITHDRAWAL TO EPHRAIM THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN. And he spake also
this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that ...
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The Pharisee And Publican
The Pharisee And Publican. <. ...
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Thesaurus
Publican (7 Occurrences)
... wine. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PUBLICAN. pub'-li-kan. See TAX, TAXING.
Multi-Version Concordance Publican (7 Occurrences). Matthew ...
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Zacchaeus (3 Occurrences)
... When our Lord reached the spot he looked up to the publican among the branches,
and addressing him by name, told him to make haste and come down, as he ...
/z/zacchaeus.htm - 10k

Toll (8 Occurrences)
... Levi the publican was stationed at such a tax office (Matthew 9:9 Mark 2:14 Luke
5:27); compare telones, a "tax collector" or "publican." The tax which the ...
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Taxing (3 Occurrences)
... died out until it was extingushed in blood, 70 AD We are now free to discuss thos
matters which center in a general way about the term "publican." According to ...
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Tax (43 Occurrences)
... died out until it was extingushed in blood, 70 AD We are now free to discuss thos
matters which center in a general way about the term "publican." According to ...
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Publicans (16 Occurrences)

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Parable (52 Occurrences)
... Coin, the Lost Son, the Unrighteous Steward, the Rich Man and Lazarus, the Unprofitable
Servants, the Unrighteous Judge, the Pharisee and Publican, and the ...
/p/parable.htm - 38k

Neglect (19 Occurrences)
... 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect
to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican...
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Unjust (44 Occurrences)
... The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not
as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. ...
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Jericho (59 Occurrences)
... Here he gave sight to two blind men (Matthew 20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52), and brought
salvation to the house of Zacchaeus the publican (Luke 19:2-10). ...
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Concordance
Publican (7 Occurrences)

Matthew 10:3
Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
(KJV ASV WBS)

Matthew 18:17
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Luke 5:27
And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Luke 18:10
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Luke 18:11
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Luke 18:13
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Luke 19:2
And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
(Root in KJV ASV WBS)

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