Prince - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G747, archegos ]
primarily an adjective signifying originating, beginning," is used as a noun, denoting "a founder, author, prince or leader," Acts 3:15, "Prince" (marg., "Author"); Acts 5:31; See AUTHOR, No. 2.

[ 2,,G758, archon ]
the present participle of the verb archo, "to rule;" denotes "a ruler, a prince." It is used as follows ("p" denoting "prince," or "princes;" "r," "ruler" or "rulers"):
(a) of Christ, as "the Ruler (AV, Prince) of the kings of the earth," Revelation 1:5;
(b) of rulers of nations, Matthew 20:25, RV, "r," AV, "p;" Acts 4:26, "r;" Acts 7:27, "r;" Acts 7:35, "r" (twice);
(c) of judges and magistrates, Acts 16:19, "r;" Romans 13:3, "r;"
(d) of members of the Sanhedrin, Luke 14:1, RV, "r" (AV, "chief"); Luke 23:13, Luke 23:35, "r;" so Luke 24:20; John 3:1; John 7:26, John 7:48; John 12:42, RV, "r" (AV, "chief r."); "r" in Acts 3:17; Acts 4:5, Acts 4:8; Acts 13:27; Acts 14:5;
(e) of rulers of synagogues, Matthew 9:18, Matthew 9:23, "r;" so Luke 8:41; Luke 18:18;
(f) of the Devil, as "prince" of this world, John 12:31; John 14:30; John 16:11; of the power of the air, Ephesians 2:2, "the air" being that sphere in which the inhabitants of the world live and which, through the rebellious and godless condition of humanity, constitutes the seat of his authority;
(g) of Beelzebub, the "prince" of the demons, Matthew 9:24; Matthew 12:24; Mark 3:22; Luke 11:15. See CHIEF, B, No. 10.

[ 3,,G2232, hegemon ]
"a leader, ruler," is translated "princes" (i.e., leaders) in Matthew 2:6, See GOVERNOR, A, No. 1.

Note: For megistan, Revelation 6:15; Revelation 18:23, RV, "princes," See LORD, No. 3.

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