satrap (Say┬┤trap)

A provincial governor among the Achaemenid Persians. The word, originally Persian and taken over by the Hebrews and Greeks, occurs in the Bible only in the plural (Esth 3:12; Dan 3:2; Dan 6:1).

Esth 3:12

12Then the king's secretaries were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and an edict, according to all that Haman commanded, was written to the ki ... View more

Dan 3:2

2Then King Nebuchadnezzar sent for the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the justices, the magistrates, and all the offi ... View more

Dan 6:1

The Plot against Daniel
1It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred twenty satraps, stationed throughout the whole kingdom,

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