hegemoneuo (greek) – Strong’s 2230

hegemoneuo (verb) – to be leader, to rule/command

In Laymans Terms

This is the clearest verb form of hegemon. Think of it as “to be hegemon” (i.e. to be governor)

From Strong’s Lexicon

  1. to be leader, to lead the way
  2. to rule, command
    1. of a province, to be governor of a province
    2. said of a proconsul, of a procurator

Strong, J. (2001). Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

From Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary

to be a hegemon, “to lead the way,” came to signify to be “a governor of a province”; it is used of Quirinius, governor of Syria, Luke 2:2, of Pontius Pilate, governor of Judea, 3:1. In the first clause of this verse the noun hegemonia, “a rule or sovereignty,” is translated “reign”;

Vine, W. E., Unger, M. F., & White, W., Jr. (1996). Vol. 2: Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (277). Nashville, TN: T. Nelson.

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