- (Servant, waiter)
- (One charged with the temporal affairs of the local congregation)
- Selected by the people
- Characteristics of
1 Timothy 3:8-13
- The Greek word (diakonos) translated "deacon" means servant, and is so translated in
Matthew 23:11 ; John 12:26
- Also translated "minister,"
Mark 10:43 ; 1 Corinthians 3:5 ; 1 Thessalonians 3:2
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationNave, Orville J. "Entry for 'Deacon'". "Nave's Topical Bible".