International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ADMINISTER; ADMINISTRATION<ad-min’-is-ter> <ad-min-is-tra’-shun> [διακονέω, diakoneo], [διακονία, diakonia]: Terms used in the King James Version in 1 Corinthians 12:5; 2 Corinthians 8:19, 20; 2 Corinthians 9:12 respectively, and replaced in the Revised Version (British and American) by “minister”
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ADMINISTRATION Spiritual gift that God gives to some members to build up the church (1 Cor. 12:28 NASB, NIV, RSV; HCSB “managing”), called “governments” in KJV. The Greek word kubernesis occurs only here in the Greek NT. It describes the ability to lead or hold a position of leadership.NASB translates
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Administer, Administration
ADMINISTER, ad-minʹis-tẽr (διακονέω, diakonéō), ADMINISTRATION, ad-min-is-trāʹshun (διακονία, diakonía): Terms used in AV in 1 Cor 12:5; 2 Cor 8:19, 20; 2 Cor 9:12 respectively, and replaced in RV by “minister” and “ministration.” The root idea of both words is “service,” hence to supply, or conduct