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Elder in the NT
Elder • Elder (NT) • Elder in the New Testament
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELDER IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
ELDER IN THE NEW TESTAMENT([πρεσβύτερος, presbuteros]):1. The word is used adjectivally to denote seniority (Luke 15:25; 1 Timothy 5:2).2. Referring to the Jewish elders of the synagogue, usually associated with the scribes and Pharisees, and New Testament passages cited in the previous article.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Elder (NT)
elder (NT). The Greek term presbyteros G4565 (lit., “older person, old man,” sometimes transliterated “presbyter”), which occurs over seventy times in the NT, designates three different groups: (a) In a few passages (e.g., Lk. 15:25; Acts 2:17) it refers to older individuals comparatively speaking. (b)
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Elder, in the NT
ELDER, IN THE NT (πρεσβύτερος, presbúteros):(1) The word is used adjectivally to denote seniority (Lk 15:25; 1 Tim 5:2).(2) Referring to the Jewish elders of the synagogue, usually associated with the scribes and Pharisees, and NT passages cited in the previous article.(3) It denotes certain persons
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ELDER IN THE NT
ELDER IN THE NT [πρεσβύτερος presbyteros]. Apart from passages where elder refers to older persons (Luke 15:25; John 8:9; Acts 2:17 [= Joel 2:28 (LXX)]; 1 Tim 5:1, [5:2]; Heb. 11:2, “elders” in the sense of forebears), the elders of the NT fall into three distinct groups: Jewish elders, Christian elders,
Key passages
Ac 14:23

And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, after praying with fasting, they entrusted them to the Lord, in whom they had believed.

Ac 20:17

And from Miletus he sent word to Ephesus and summoned the elders of the church.

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