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Centurion
        a Roman officer in command of a hundred men (Mark 15:39, 44,
        45). Cornelius, the first Gentile convert, was a centurion (Acts
        10:1, 22). Other centurions are mentioned in Matt. 8:5, 8, 13;
        Luke 7:2, 6; Acts 21:32; 22:25, 26; 23:17, 23; 24:23; 27:1, 6,
        11, 31, 43; 28:16. A centurion watched the crucifixion of our
        Lord (Matt. 27:54; Luke 23:47), and when he saw the wonders
        attending it, exclaimed, "Truly this man was the Son of God."
        "The centurions mentioned in the New Testament are uniformly
        spoken of in terms of praise, whether in the Gospels or in the
        Acts. It is interesting to compare this with the statement of
        Polybius (vi. 24), that the centurions were chosen by merit, and
        so were men remarkable not so much for their daring courage as
        for their deliberation, constancy, and strength of mind.", Dr.
        Maclear's N. T. Hist.
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Centurion' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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