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     The following is the results of your search for governor.

Governor: 1. Heb. nagid, a prominent, conspicuous person, whatever his capacity: as, a. Chief of the royal palace (2 Chronicles 28:7) comp. (1 Kings 4:6) b. Chief of the temple (1 Chronicles 9:11; Jeremiah 20:1) c. The leader of the Aaronites (1 Chronicles 12:27) d. Keeper of the sacred treasury (1 Chronicles 26:24) e. Captain of the army (1 Chronicles 13:1) f. The king (1 Samuel 9:16) g. The Messiah (Daniel 9:25)

2. Heb. nasi, raised; exalted. Used to denote the chiefs of a. Families (Numbers 3:24,30,32,35) b. Tribes (Numbers 2:3; 7:2; 3:32) These dignities appear to have been elective, not hereditary.

3. Heb. pakid, an officer or magistrate. It is used of a. The delegate of the high priest (2 Chronicles 24:11) b. The Levites (Nehemiah 11:22) c. A military commander (2 Kings 25:19) d. Joseph's officers in Egypt (Genesis 41:34)

4. Heb. shallit, one who has power, who rules (Genesis 42:6; Ezra 4:20)

(Ecclesiastes 8:8; Daniel 2:15; 5:29)

5. Heb. aluph, literally one put over a thousand, i.e., a clan or a subdivision of a tribe. Used of a. The "dukes" of Edom (Genesis 36:1)ff b. The Jewish chiefs (Zechariah 9:7)

6. Heb. moshel, one who rules, holds dominion. Used of a. Many classes of rulers (Genesis 3:16; 24:2; 45:8; Psalms 105:20) b. The Messiah (Micah 5:2) c. God (1 Chronicles 29:12; Psalms 103:19)

7. Heb. sar, a ruler or chief; a word of very general use. It is used of a. The chief baker of Pharaoh (Genesis 40:16) b. The chief butler (Genesis 40:2) etc. See also (Genesis 47:6; Exodus 1:11)

(Daniel 1:7; Judges 10:18; 1 Kings 22:26; 20:15; 2 Kings 1:9; 2 Samuel 24:2) c. Angels, guardian angels (Daniel 10:13,20,21; 12:1; 10:13; 8:25)

8. Pehah, whence pasha, i.e., friend of the king; adjutant; a. Governor of a province (2 Kings 18:24; Isaiah 36:9; Jeremiah 51:57)

(Ezekiel 23:6,23; Daniel 3:2; Esther 3:12) b. A perfect (Nehemiah 3:7; 5:14; Ezra 5:3; Haggai 1:1) This is a foreign word, Assyrian, which was early adopted into the Hebrew idiom (1 Kings 10:15)

9. The Chaldean word segan is applied to a. The governors of the Babylonian satrapies (Daniel 3:2,27; 6:7) b. The prefects over the Magi (Daniel 2:48) The corresponding Hebrew word segan is used of a. Provincial rulers (Jeremiah 51:23,28,57) b. Chiefs and rulers of the people of Jerusalem (Ezra 9:2)

(Nehemiah 2:16; 4:14,19; 5:7,17; 7:5; 12:40) 10. In the New Testament there are also different Greek words rendered thus. a. Meaning an ethnarch (2 Corinthians 11:32) which was an office distinct from military command, with considerable latitude of application. b. The procurator of Judea under the Romans (Matthew 27:2) (Comp.)

(Luke 2:2) (where the verb from which the Greek word so rendered is derived is used.) c. Steward (Galatians 4:2) d. Governor of the feast (John 2:9) who appears here to have been merely an intimate friend of the bridegroom, and to have presided at the marriage banquet in his stead. e. A director, i.e., helmsman; Lat. gubernator, (James 3:4)

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