Any person having official or practical power over other people.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Leader[Heb nāśîʾ, śar, rōʾš, nāg̱îḏ, ʾayil, qāṣîn, ʿattûḏ, pinnâ, etc.; Gk. archēgós, part of hēgéomai, prṓtos; AV also CAPTAIN, PRINCE, RULER, CHIEF, MASTER, OVERSEER, etc.; NEB also CHIEF, COMMANDER, CAPTAIN, PRINCE, etc.In the RSV OT (esp in Numbers) “leader” is frequently the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
leader. The Hebrew Bible makes numerous references to leaders of the people (Heb. nasi’). Twelve individuals are called this in Num. 2 (e.g., Nahshon, “leader of the people of Judah,” Num. 2:3). Twelve leaders who presented offerings are likewise named in Num. 7 (cf. also 34:18–28). Exod. 22:28 commands,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lead, Leader
LEAD, LEADER. The concept of leading and guidance pervades the Scriptures. It is found not only in the many words meaning to lead and to guide and their derivatives, which occur over 150 times in the KJV, but also in passages speaking about the will of God, God’s way, wisdom, prayer, man’s ways, paths,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
LEADING.—‘Lead’ is used in the Gospels in its ordinary senses: intransitively in the description of the ways that lead to life or destruction (Mt 7:13, 14), and transitively often. The OT metaphor of Jehovah as a Shepherd leading His people like a flock (Ps 23:1, 80:1) is repeated in the parables representing
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
LeaderGreek expression: archēgosPronunciation: ahr kay GAWSSStrong’s Number: 747Key VersesActs 3:15; 5:31; Hebrews 2:10, 12:2Every team needs a leader. Every country needs a leader, and the family of God needs a leader. Jesus Christ is that leader. The Greek word for “leader” literally means
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets
LEADERSHIPThe OT describes a range of leadership positions within Israel’s society. As the prophets interact with different aspects of their society, they inevitably engage with these leaders. The authority of these leaders is recognized by the prophets, though they are aware that holding an office
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LEADER, LEADERSHIP, NT. Fundamentally, leadership is a relationship of influence, whether within governments, organizations, groups, or among family and friends. A leader’s capacity for leadership is demonstrated in the ability to move people to voluntarily participate in a course of action, often something
LEADER, LEADERSHIP, OT. By “leader” we mean a person who inspires, guides, conducts, or rules others. “Leadership” denotes the position or office held by a leader. In general a leader may be any person, animal, plant, or inanimate object that occupies a position at the head of or in front of one or more