Strong's Number 5057

telones {tel-o'-nace}
Word Origin:
from 5056 and 5608
Part of Speech:
noun masculine
Usage in the KJV:
publican 22

Total: 22
  1. a renter or farmer of taxes
    1. among the Romans, usually a man of equestrian rank
  2. a tax gatherer, collector of taxes or tolls, one employed by a publican or farmer general in the collection of taxes. The tax collectors were as a class, detested not only by the Jews, but by other nations also, both on account of their employment and of the harshness, greed, and deception, with which they did their job.