proconsul (Proh-kon´suhl)

A former Roman consul who served in consular rank as the governor of a province or in command of an army. The proconsul Sergius Paulus became a Christian when he heard and saw what Paul and Barnabas were about (Acts 13:7-10), and it was when Gallio assumed his duties as proconsul of the Roman province of Achaia (modern Greece) that some of Paul’s opponents leveled charges against him before that Roman official (Acts 18:12-17).

Acts 13:7-10

7He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and wanted to hear the word of God.8But the magician Elymas (for ... View more

Acts 18:12-17

12But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal.13They said, “This man is persuading people ... View more

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