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The New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  4166poimh/n
Original WordWord Origin
 poimh/n of uncertain affinity
Transliterated WordPhonetic Spelling
 Poimen poy-mane'
Parts of SpeechTDNT
 Noun Masculine 6:485,901
 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.
 Translated Words
 KJV (18) - Shepherd, 2; pastor, 1; shepherd, 15;

NAS (18) - pastors, 1; shepherd, 13; shepherds, 4;

 Verse Count
KJVNAS
 
Matthew3
Mark2
Luke4
John5
Ephesians1
Hebrews1
1 Peter1
 
Matthew3
Mark2
Luke4
John5
Ephesians1
Hebrews1
1 Peter1
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Abbreviations Legend:
TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament;

Copyright Statement
The New Testament 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.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries. Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved. http://www.lockman.org/.

Bibliography Information
Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Poimen". "The New Testament Greek Lexicon".
<http://classic.studylight.org/lex/grk/view.cgi?number=4166>.  

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