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  • noun Plural form of Asiarch.


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  • "Asiarchs," the title given to certain wealthy persons annually appointed to preside over the religious festivals and games in the various cities of proconsular Asia (Acts 19: 31).

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • [452] The Asiarchs were those who superintended all arrangements connected with the games in the several provinces.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • And certain of the chief of Asia -- literally, "And certain also of the Asiarchs."

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Christians is infinitely nobler than the fury of the mob or the cowardice of the Asiarchs, kindly as they were?

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: the Acts

  • Asiarchs, who sent to dissuade him, 'were the heads of the imperial political-religious organisation of the province, in the worship of

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: the Acts

  • Paul had already determined to leave Ephesus at Pentecost, [128: 1] and as the secular games, at which the Asiarchs presided, took place during the month of May, the disorderly proceedings of Demetrius and the craftsmen, which occurred at the same period, do not seem to have greatly accelerated his removal.

    The Ancient Church Its History, Doctrine, Worship, and Constitution

  • [127: 2] A number of the Asiarchs were decidedly favourable to the apostle and his brethren; and when the town-clerk referred to their proceedings his tone was apologetic and exculpatory.

    The Ancient Church Its History, Doctrine, Worship, and Constitution

  • [125: 6] These _Asiarchs_ were persons of exalted rank who presided at the celebration of the public spectacles.

    The Ancient Church Its History, Doctrine, Worship, and Constitution

  • They all rose and went to the vineyard, where, in a green, open space by the river, they had got up a little masquerade of heralds and Asiarchs, and where, amid loud applause from the circle of comrades and schoolfellows, the little maidens of Kallias placed the garlands on the dark hair of the two boys, who were then clad in festal robes, and ceremoniously conducted in procession to the festal banquet which Miriam had prepared for them.

    Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom

  • So we have in these verses the central picture of calm Christian faith and patient courage, contrasted on the one hand with the ferocity and excitement of heathen fanatical devotees, and on the other with the prudent regard to their own safety of the Asiarchs, who had no such faith in Diana as to lead them to joining the rioters, nor such faith in Paul's message as to lead them to oppose the tumult, or to stand by his side, but contented themselves with

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: the Acts


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