A group of four soldiers. The term is found in (Acts 12:4; John 19:23), where Peter was placed in the custody of four such groups, one for each of the three-hour night watches. Normally, one squad would be sufficient, one person standing guard on each of the watches while the other three slept. Apparently Peter was thought to need especially careful guarding.

Acts 12:4

4When he had seized him, he put him in prison and handed him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Pa ... View more

John 19:23

23When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four parts, one for each soldier. They also took his tunic; now the tunic w ... View more

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