Cohort

ko'-hort: In the Revised Version, margin of Mt 27:27; Mr 15:16; Joh 18:3,12; Ac 10:1; 21:31; 27:1, the translation of speira (the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American), "band"); the tenth part of a legion; ordinarily about 600 men. In Joh 18:1-40 the word seems to be used loosely of a smaller body of soldiers, a detachment, detail.

See also the McClintock and Strong Biblical Cyclopedia.

See ARMY; BAND.

 
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