band Summary and Overview
Bible Dictionaries at a Glance
band in Smith's Bible Dictionary
The "band of Roman soldiers" referred to in #Mt 27:27| and elsewhere was the tenth part of a legion. It was called a "cohort," and numbered 400 to 600 men. [See ARMY]
band in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
BAND . A band of Roman soldiers consisted of the tenth part of a legion, called a "cohort;" it varied, according to the size of the legion, from 400 to 600 soldiers. Matt 27:27; Acts 21:31, and elsewhere.