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Luke 22:25


Jesus alluded to the Seleucidae and the Ptolemies when He said that the kings of the Gentiles call themselves “benefactors,” for the Greek word euergetes (benefactor) was one of their titles. The masses over which they ruled paid taxes to them and prostrated themselves before them, but they would have done the same for any other master. (Also made claims to be deity).

New Testament Survey, Merrill Tenney, p. 19

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