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How Many in a Legion?

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A legion was made up of 6,000 men. All legions consisted of exactly 5,300 fighting men including officers. It is difficult to determine whether field surgeons and clerks were included in the 6,000 or 5,300. The legatus legionis was the legionary commander. This post was appointed by the emperor and held command for 3 or 4 years.
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A legion is another word for army. A well known legion is mentioned in the Bible in Mark 5:9 where Jesus is said to have cast out a 'legion' of demons from a man.
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As of 2008, the American Legion counted nearly three million veterans in its membership ranks. It holds over 14,000 posts, or locations, across the world with its primary headquarters
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Legion was the name of a Demon-Possessed man that Jesus met near the sea of Galilee.
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It's from the Bible. In Mark 5:9 and Luke 8:30, a man posessed by an evil spirit comes to Jesus looking for help. When Jesus the spirit its name, the spirit replies: "My name
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