The inferior officers of this class were often oppressive in their exactions, and were regarded with great detestation
TAX COLLECTOR A Jew who was a Roman Citizen who collected taxes for Rome It was a profession looked upon by many Jews as treasonous and thus Publicans were often looked down upon (Matthew was a Publican (Matthew 10: 3) and so was Zacchaeus (Luke 19: 2))
one who farmed the taxes (e g , Zacchaeus, Luke 19: 2) to be levied from a town or district, and thus undertook to pay to the supreme government a certain amount In order to collect the taxes, the publicans employed subordinates (5: 27; 15: 1; 18: 10), who, for their own ends, were often guilty of extortion and peculation In New Testament times these taxes were paid to the Romans, and hence were regarded by the Jews as a very heavy burden, and hence also the collectors of taxes, who were frequently Jews, were hated, and were usually spoken of in very opprobrious terms Jesus was accused of being a "friend of publicans and sinners" (Luke 7: 34)
The keeper of an inn or public house; one licensed to retail beer, spirits, or wine
A farmer of the taxes and public revenues; hence, a collector of toll or tribute
A publican is a person who owns or manages a pub. = landlady, landlord. someone who is in charge of a pub
A title from the League of Minotaurs, something akin to a mayor Publican’s are elected for life, but can be legally assassinated one day a year known as "Publican’s Day" On this day, the publican must walk the city streets from dusk till dawn lest they be considered to have fled from office
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