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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #1187 - δεξιολάβος
- throwing with the right hand, a slinger, an archer, javelinmen
δεξιο-λάβος [ᾰ], ὁ,
spearman: in pl., guards, Acts 23:23 (v.l. δεξιοβόλους).
δεξιολάβος, δεξιολαβου, ὁ (δεξιός and λαμβάνω), a word unknown to the earlier writings, found in Constantinus Porphyrogenitus (
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*† δεξιο -βόλος , -ου , ὁ
(< δεξιός , βάλλω ),
one who throws with the right hand: L for δεξιολάβος , Acts 23:23.†
* δεξιολάβος , -ου , ὁ
(< δεξιός , λαμβάνω ),
a kind of soldier, prob. a spearman (Vg., lancearius) or slinger: Acts 23:23.†
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We have been no more fortunate than our predecessors in tracing earlier appearances of this ἅπ . εἰρ . of Acts 23:23. It may be a coinage to translate some title used in the Roman army; but obviously it was coined before Luke’s time, as its meaning could not be deduced from its form. Preuschen (HZNT in loc.) quotes from Matthaei a scholion which is not in Grimm : δεξιολάβοι λέγονται οἱ παραφύλακες .
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