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Captain.

1. As a purely military title, “captain” answers to sar in the Hebrew army and tribune in the Roman. The “captain of the guard” in Acts 28:16 was probably the præfectus prætorio. 2. Kâtsı̂n, occasionally rendered captain, applies sometimes to a military, Josh. 10:24; Judges 11:6, 11; Isa. 22:3; Dan. 11:18, sometimes to a civil command, e.g., Isa. 1:10; 3:6. 3. The “captain of the temple,” mentioned Luke 22:4; Acts 4:1; 5:24, superintended the guard of priests and Levites who kept watch by night in the temple.