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King James Bible Dictionary

 

Greek - English Dictionary

G4245 - Elders

Strong's No.:G4245

Greek:πρεσβύτερος

Transliteration:presbuteros

Phonetic:pres-boo'-ter-os

Word Origin:Comparative of πρέσβυς presbus (elderly)

Bible Usage:elder (-est) old.

Part of Speech:Adjective

Strongs
Definition:

older; as noun a senior; specifically an Israelite Sanhedrist (also figuratively member of the celestial council) or Christian presbyter


Thayers
Definition:

1. elder, of age,

a. the elder of two people

b. advanced in life, an elder, a senior

1. forefathers

2. a term of rank or office

a. 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

b. among the Christians, those who presided over the assemblies (or churches) The NT uses the term bishop, elders, and presbyters interchangeably

c. the twenty four members of the heavenly Sanhedrin or court seated on thrones around the throne of God


Bible References:
Elders

Translation
Occurrences:
elder ( 6 )
elders ( 58 )
eldest ( 1 )
men ( 1 )
women ( 1 )

 

Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.