Asiarchs (Ay┬┤zhee-ahrks)

Roman administrative officials selected by a league of cities in the province of Asia. Their duties included overseeing local patriotic cultic activities on behalf of Rome and the emperor. (Acts 19:31) represents some of them in Ephesus as friendly toward Paul.

Acts 19:31

31even some officials of the province of Asia, who were friendly to him, sent him a message urging him not to venture into the theater.

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