centurion

centurion (Sen-tyoor´ee-uhn)

The commander of a hundred men in a Roman legion. Jesus healed the son (or servant?) of a centurion at Capernaum (Matt 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10; John 4:46-53). Another centurion supervised the soldiers who crucified Jesus (Mark 15:19). The centurion Cornelius was baptized by Peter, sparking a controversy over the admission of Gentiles to the Christian church (Acts 10:1-11:18). Another centurion is mentioned when Paul is arrested in Jerusalem (Acts 22:25-26).

Matt 8:5-13

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Luke 7:1-10

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John 4:46-53

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Mark 15:19

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Acts 10:1-11:18

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Acts 22:25-26

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