Greek - English Dictionary
G5057 - Publican
|Word Origin:||From G5056 and G5608|
|Part of Speech:||Noun Masculine|
a tax farmer that is collector of public revenue
1. a renter or farmer of taxes
a. among the Romans, usually a man of equestrian rank
2. a tax gatherer, collector of taxes or tolls, one employed by a publican or farmer general in the collection of taxes. The tax collectors were as a class, detested not only by the Jews, but by other nations also, both on account of their employment and of the harshness, greed, and deception, with which they did their job.
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by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.