NRSV marg. at 2 Cor. 11: 32 for the governor (‘commissioner’, REB) of Damascus, a Greek title offered to rulers of subject states in the Roman Empire. It was borne also by Simon, the last surviving son of Mattathias, and high priest (142 bce, 1 Macc. 14: 47, NRSV).
Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Biblical Studies.