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Pastor

Pastor [N]

See Holy Spirit, Gifts of

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Edited by Walter A. Elwell
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Elwell, Walter A. "Entry for 'Pastor'". "Evangelical Dictionary of Theology". . 1997.

Pastor

One who feeds the flock; shepherd.

And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination. The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the PASTORS also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit. ( Jeremiah 2:7-8 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Pastor'". A King James Dictionary.

PASTOR

pas'-ter (ro`eh; poimen; literally, a helper, or feeder of the sheep (the King James Version Jeremiah 2:8; 3:15; 10:21; 12:10; 17:16; 22:22; 23:1,2, and in Ephesians 4:11, the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American))):

Besides the literal sense the word has now a figurative meaning and refers to the minister appointed over a congregation. This latter meaning is recognized in the translation of the King James Version.

See MINISTRY.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'PASTOR'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.