Oct
2017

The Greek word “dunastes”

Limited to Lk. 1:52Lk. 1:52
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52 He hath put down princes from their thrones, And hath exalted them of low degree.

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; Acts 8:27Acts 8:27
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27 And he arose and went: and behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship;

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; 1 Tim. 6:151 Tim. 6:15
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15 which in its own times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

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, the Greek noun “dunastes” meant “potentate,” “ruler,” “court official.”  For Acts 8:27Acts 8:27
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27 And he arose and went: and behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship;

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, it describes an Ethiopian eunuch who had “great authority” (Thayer, p. 160).