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Presbuteros

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   4245  
Original WordWord Origin
presbuteroßcomparative of presbus (elderly)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Presbuteros6:651,931
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
pres-boo'-ter-os   Adjective
 Definition
  1. elder, of age,
    1. the elder of two people
    2. advanced in life, an elder, a senior
      1. forefathers
  2. a term of rank or office
    1. among the Jews
      1. members of the great council or Sanhedrin (because in early times the rulers of the people, judges, etc., were selected from elderly men)
      2. of those who in separate cities managed public affairs and administered justice
    2. among the Christians, those who presided over the assemblies (or churches) The NT uses the term bishop, elders, and presbyters interchangeably
    3. the twenty four members of the heavenly Sanhedrin or court seated on thrones around the throne of God
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 67
elder 3, elders 57, men of old 1, old men 1, older 1, older man 1, older ones 1, older women 1, women 1
 
NAS Verse Count
Matthew12
Mark7
Luke5
John1
Acts18
1 Timothy4
Titus1
Hebrews1
James1
1 Peter2
2 John1
3 John1
Revelation12


Total66
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 Presbuteros". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.