Word: telwnhj

Pronounce: tel-o'-nace

Strongs Number: G5057

Orig: from 5056 and 5608; a tax-farmer, i.e. collector of public revenue:--publican. G5056

Use: TDNT-8:88,1166 Noun Masculine

Heb Strong:

    1) a renter or farmer of taxes
    1a) among the Romans, usually a man of equestrian rank
    2) a tax gatherer, collector of taxes or tolls, one employed by a publican or farmer general in the collection of taxes. The tax collectors were as a class, detested not only by the Jews, but by other nations also, both on account of their employment and of the harshness, greed, and deception, with which they did their job.

    For Synonyms see entry G5942