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Holman Bible Dictionary

Praetorian Guard

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(pray taw' ih uhn) Roman imperial bodyguard or troops assigned to a Roman provincial governor (Philippians 1:13 NAS, RSV). The underlying Greek ( praitorion ) can also refer to the imperial high court. In the Gospels and Acts the term refers to the palace of a provincial governor. See Philippians; Praetorium .

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Praetorian Guard'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/p/praetorian-guard.html. 1991.

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