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the title generally applied to the chief men of the state, the king and the sons of kings

  1. The “princes of the provinces” (1 Kings 20:14) were the governors or lord-lieutenants of the provinces. So also the “princes” mentioned in Dan. 6:1, 3-4, 6-7 were the officers who administered the affairs of the provinces; the “satraps” (as rendered in Revised King James Version). These are also called “lieutenants” (Esther 3:12; 8:9; Revised King James Version, “satraps”).

  2. The promised Savior is called by DanielMessiah the PRINCE” (Hebrew: נָגִיד —transliteration: nagid ) (Daniel 9:25 —compare Acts 3:15; 5:31).

  3. The angel Micheal is called (Dan. 12:1) a “prince” (Hebrew: sar, whence “Sarah,” the “princes”).

Article Version: January 19, 2019

Princes in the Bible