A person of high rank. The Hebrew terms for “prince” are multiple, but they invariably refer to a person of extraordinary power and authority. The word may emphasize an individual’s prowess in battle, or it may suggest an office one has attained, whether chief of a tribe, head of a family, satrap, or king. The heir to the throne is also called a prince, as are the chief rulers of a kingdom who answer only to the king (e.g., the seven princes of Persia and Media whose names are given in Esth 1:14). In messianic expectation there was room for a prince of peace (Isa 9:6).

Esth 1:14

14and those next to him were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven officials of Persia and Media, who had access to the k ... View more

Isa 9:6

6For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, P ... View more

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