A Ruler
Any person governing or exercising power over a designated population.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ruler The translation of a variety of Hebrew and Greek terms designating leaders and officials of various sorts (see also Chief; Commander; Governor; Leader; Officer; Prince). Although the terms generally denote a person with a high position and the authority to govern, they are rarely used of kings.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
RULER The term represents a number of different functions and translates 13 Hebrew and 3 Greek words. In a political sense, a ruler was one who exercised political control over a state (2 Chr 7:18; Ps 105:20; Prv 23:1; 28:15; Eccl 10:4; Is 14:5; 16:1; 49:7; Jer 33:26; 51:46; Mi 5:2), or a state that
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
ruler, a word used to translate several terms that represent various kinds of leadership positions in society. Joseph was made to be a “ruler [Heb. mashal] over all the land of Egypt” (Gen. 45:8, 26). Later, an Egyptian asks Moses, “Who made you a ruler [Heb. sar] and judge over us?” That same word,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
RULER. The translation of some 19 words in the Bible. As rulers they were protectors (māgēn, “shield,” Hos 4:18). The king was so designated (māshal, Ps 105:20), or was called “leader” (nāgı̂d, 1 Sam 25:30). The ruler was called nāsı̂ (“one lifted up,” Ex 16:22), or “captain” (qāṣı̂n, Isa 1:10),
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
ruler. A name formerly applied to those who presided in cathedrals over the singing in the choir, esp. over the psalms. The office, which goes back to medieval times, when the rulers frequently wore copes, was revived in a few places in the C of E in the 19th cent.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
RULER. The rendering of several Heb. and Gk. words, used to designate a large number of officials, although the term ruler does not always appear in the same verses in the various translations and versions: the King (1 Sam. 25:30; 2 Sam. 6:21); a prince (which see) or other ruler of the people; a prime
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Rulerruler, a word used to translate several terms in Hebrew and Greek that represent various kinds of leadership positions in society. ‘Ruler’ is used, without much precision, to designate the leader or chieftain of some segment of the social structure, be it family, clan, or tribal unit (Exod. 18:25;
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
RULER.—This word is used in AV of the Gospels to tr. six different Greek words, and it is therefore necessary to classify the instances according to the word represented. (1) In Mk 13:9 and Lk 21:12 ἡγεμών (RV ‘governor’), for which see art. Governor. (2) In Mt 24:45, (47), 25:21, (23), Lk 12:42, (44)
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
ARCHON, Ruler, a term of frequent occurrence in Gnostic mythologies to denote various heavenly powers superior to angels. They give their name to the sect called Archontici. In the Valentinian system they are in a manner replaced by the Aeons. The N. T. several times mentions the “prince (ἄρχων) of
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
ruler. This English term, referring to someone who governs, but without clear indication of the specific office involved, can be used to render a variety of Hebrew words, such as the noun nāśîʾ H5954 (Gen. 17:20 et al.), the participle of the verb māšal H5440 (Gen. 45:8 et al.), and others. The