Disciplinarian • Protection • Protectors • Schoolmaster • Supervision • Tutor
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Schoolmaster. kjv rendering of custodian in Galatians 3:24, 25.See Education; Trades and Occupations (Custodian).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Guardian [Heb. ʾōmēn] (2 K. 10:1, 5); AV “them that brought up,” “bringers up”; NEB TUTOR; [sôḵēḵ] (Ezk. 28:14, 16); AV “that covereth,” “covering”; [Gk. epískopos] (Acts 20:28; 1 Pet. 2:25); AV OVERSEER, BISHOP; NEB also “give charge”; [epítropos] (Gal. 4:2; 2 Macc. 11:1; 13:2; 14:2); AV TUTOR,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SCHOOLMASTER* kjv rendering of “tutor” (nasb) in Galatians 3:24–25. See Custodian.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
SCHOOLMASTER. av thus renders the Greek paidagōgos in Gal. 3:24–25 (rsv ‘custodian’; rv reads ‘tutor’, as also in 1 Cor. 4:15). There is no satisfactory rendering, for the word has passed into a derivative of quite dissimilar meaning, and the office it signified passed with the social conditions which
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
protectorsI. The common semitic verb šmr/ III zmr/ḏmr ‘to protect; to watch’ can be used with a religious connotation, as becomes clear from personal names like Zimri-Lim, ‘→Lim is my Protection’. At Ugarit, the ancestral gods (→Ilib) are probably once depicted as ḏmr ʾṯrh, ‘Protector(s) of his place’.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
guardian. The superior of a *Franciscan friary. He normally holds office for three years.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
TUTOR (Gk. paidagōgos). A guide and guardian for boys. Among the Greeks and Romans the name was applied to trustworthy slaves who were charged with the duty of supervising the life and morals of boys of the better class. The name carries with it the idea of severity (as of a stern censor and enforcer
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Schoolmasterthe law so designated by Paul (Gal. 3:24, 25). As so used, the word does not mean teacher, but pedagogue (shortened into the modern page), i.e., one who was intrusted with the supervision of a family, taking them to and from the school, being responsible for their safety and manners. Hence
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
GUARDIAN — a person legally responsible for the welfare and property of a minor (Gal. 4:2).
TUTOR — a trusted slave among wealthy Greek and Roman families whose responsibility was to supervise their son’s activities, acting as his guide and guardian. When the boy reached 16 he was considered to be of age and no longer needed his tutor.The apostle Paul compared the law to a tutor, because it
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
ProtectionThe biblical imagery of protection is far more extensive than the three or four dozen uses of the word in English translations by themselves would indicate. The psalms are the largest repository of images of protection.As a point of entry, one can notice the words that are associated with
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SCHOOLMASTER<skool’-mas-ter>: Galatians 3:24 f the King James Version reads: “The law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.” “Schoolmaster” is a translation of [παιδαγωγός, paidagogos],
TUTOR<tu’-ter>: In modern English an “instructor,” more particularly a private instructor, but the word properly means a “guardian.” Hence its use in Gal 4:2 the King James Version for [ἐπίτροπος, epitropos], here “guardian” (so the Revised Version (British and American)), and 1 Cor 4:15;
A Catholic Dictionary
guardian. I. A person responsible in the eye of the law for the proper bringing up of children whose father is dead or incapable. Under the ancient discipline, a cleric might not act as guardian, lest he should be too much entangled in worldly business; and e converso, a Council of Carthage decreed that