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Italian Cohort
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Italian Cohort
Italian Cohort (Ἰταλικός σπεῖρα, Italikos speira). A Roman military unit to which Cornelius belonged (Acts 10:1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Italian Cohort
ITALIAN COHORT [Gk speira Italikē (σπειρα Ἰταλικη)]. An auxiliary unit in the Roman army, one of whose centurions became the first reported Gentile to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and to be baptized in the name of Jesus (Acts 10). CORNELIUS, the centurion, sent one of his devout soldiers along
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Italian Cohort, Italian Band
Italian Cohort, Italian Band. Roman military unit to which the centurion Cornelius belonged. The single biblical reference is in Acts 10:1.The Roman army included auxiliary cohorts or regiments, most of which seem to have comprised provincial subjects apart from Jews (who were exempted). Such units
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Italian Band, Italian Cohort, Italian Regiment
ITALIAN BAND*, ITALIAN COHORT*, ITALIAN REGIMENT Roman military unit to which the centurion Cornelius belonged. The single biblical reference to a regiment (nasb “cohort”; kjv “band”) is in Acts 10:1.The Roman army included auxiliary regiments, most of which seem to have comprised provincial subjects
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Italian Cohort
Italian Cohort (Gk. speíra Italikḗ).† A Roman military unit stationed at Caesarea (Acts 10:1; KJV “Italian band”). The centurion Cornelius, a Gentile “God-fearer,” was an officer in this unit. Since Caesarea was the capital of Palestine under the Roman procurators, the name of this cohort probably
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Italian Cohort
ITALIAN COHORT A Roman cohort (a unit in the Roman legions) that was stationed in Caesarea. It is likely that the unit was the Cohors II Italica Civium Romanorum (Second Italian Cohort of Roman Citizens). One of its centurions, Cornelius, was the first Gentile to be baptized in the name of Jesus (Acts
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Italian band
Italian bandthe name of the Roman cohort to which Cornelius belonged (Acts 10:1), so called probably because it consisted of men recruited in Italy.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Italian Regiment
ITALIAN REGIMENT — a unit of the Roman army stationed in Caesarea (Acts 10:1), to which Cornelius was attached as a centurion. The Greek word translated as “regiment” refers to a Cohort, consisting of about 600 men under the command of a tribune.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Italian Cohort
ITALIAN COHORT Name of the archery unit of the Roman army to which the Gentile centurion Cornelius belonged (Acts. 10:1). KJV calls it the Italian band. Probably 1,000 men who had been mustered in Italy composed the unit. Little is known about this Italian Cohort. Extrabiblical evidence exists for the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Italian Regiment
Italian Regiment (σπεῖρα Ἰταλική). Also Italian Band, Italian Cohort. A unit of the Roman army to which Cornelius, who was a centurion, belonged (Acts 10:1). Because there is no direct evidence for any such regiment at the time, some have doubted the story of Cornelius (cf. HJP, rev. ed. [1973–87],
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