Greek - English Dictionary
G4166 - Shepherd
|Word Origin:||Of uncertain affinity|
|Bible Usage:||shepherd pastor.|
|Part of Speech:||Noun Masculine|
a shepherd (literally or figuratively)
1. a herdsman, esp. a shepherd
a. in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow
a. 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.
pastors ( 1 )
shepherd ( 13 )
shepherds ( 4 )
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.