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Home > Lexicons > Greek Lexicon > Presbuteros

The New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  4245presbu/terov
Original WordWord Origin
 presbu/terov comparative of presbus (elderly)
Transliterated WordPhonetic Spelling
 Presbuteros pres-boo'-ter-os
Parts of SpeechTDNT
 Adjective 6:651,931
 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
 Translated Words
 KJV (67) - elder, 64; elder woman, 1; eldest, 1; old man, 1;

NAS (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;

 Verse Count
KJVNAS
 
Matthew13
Mark7
Luke5
John1
Acts18
1 Timothy4
Titus1
Hebrews1
James1
1 Peter2
2 John1
3 John1
Revelation12
 
Matthew12
Mark7
Luke5
John1
Acts18
1 Timothy4
Titus1
Hebrews1
James1
1 Peter2
2 John1
3 John1
Revelation12
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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 Presbuteros". "The New Testament Greek Lexicon".
<http://classic.studylight.org/lex/grk/view.cgi?number=4245>.  


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