A Tyrant
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Tyrant, Tyranny
Tyrant, TyrannyAlthough the terms tyrant and tyranny rarely appear in English translations of the Bible, the image of one who seizes power unconstitutionally and then exploits and oppresses subject people is common in the biblical text. Much of the OT is slave literature, arising from a culture oppressed
Compton’s Encyclopedia
dictatorshipA dictatorship is a form of government in which one person or a small group possesses absolute power. The term dictatorship comes from the Latin title dictator. In ancient Rome, a dictator was a temporary magistrate who was granted special powers to deal with state crises. Modern dictators,