Word Summary
eparchia: a province
Original Word: ἐπαρχία
Transliteration: eparchia
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ar-khee'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a province
Meaning: a province
Strong's Concordance

From a compound of epi and archo (meaning a governor of a district, "eparch"); a special region of government, i.e. A Roman pr?Fecture -- province.

see GREEK epi

see GREEK archo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1885: ἐπάρχειος

ἐπάρχειος, ἐπαρχειον, "belonging to an ἔπαρχος or prefect"; ἐπάρχειος namely, ἐξουσία, equivalent to ἐπαρχίᾳ (see the following word), a perfecture, province: Acts 25:1 T WH marginal reading So ἐπαρχιος, Eusebius, h. e. 2, 10, 3 (with the variant ἐπαρχειον); 2, 26, 2; 3, 33, 3; de mart. Pal. 8, 1; 13, 11.

STRONGS NT 1885: ἐπαρχίᾳἐπαρχίᾳ ἐπαρχεία T WH (see εἰ, )), ἐπαρχίας, (from ἔπαρχος i. e. ἐπ' ἀρχή ὤν the one in command, prefect, governor), prefecture; i. e.

1. the office of ἔπαρχος or prefect.

2. the region subject to a prefect; a province of the Roman empire, either a larger province, or an appendage to a larger province, as Palestine was to that of Syria (cf. Schürer, Zeitgesch., p. 144ff): Acts 23:34; Acts 25:1 (see the preceding word); (Polybius, Diodorus, Plutarch, Dio Cass.). Cf. Krebs, Observations, etc., p. 256ff; Fischer, De vitiis Lexicons of the N. T., p. 432ff; (BB. DD. (especially Kitto) under the word ).