Poimen

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   4166  
Original WordWord Origin
poimenof uncertain affinity
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Poimen6:485,901
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
poy-mane'   Noun Masculine
 Definition
  1. a herdsman, esp. a shepherd
    1. in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow
  2. metaph.
    1. the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly: so of Christ the Head of the church
      1. of the overseers of the Christian assemblies
      2. of kings and princes
The tasks of a Near Eastern shepherd were: - to watch for enemies trying to attack the sheep - to defend the sheep from attackers - to heal the wounded and sick sheep - to find and save lost or trapped sheep - to love them, sharing their lives and so earning their trust.
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 18
pastors 1, shepherd 13, shepherds 4
 
NAS Verse Count
Matthew3
Mark2
Luke4
John5
Ephesians1
Hebrews1
1 Peter1


Total17
Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Poimen". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.