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Lexicon :: Strong's G4245 - presbyteros

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πρεσβύτερος
Transliteration
presbyteros
Pronunciation
pres-bü'-te-ros (Key)
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
Comparative of presbus (elderly)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:651,931

Strong’s Definitions

πρεσβύτερος presbýteros, pres-boo'-ter-os; comparative of πρέσβυς présbys (elderly); older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist (also figuratively, member of the celestial council) or Christian "presbyter":—elder(-est), old.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x

The KJV translates Strong's G4245 in the following manner: elder (64x), old man (1x), eldest (1x), elder woman (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x
The KJV translates Strong's G4245 in the following manner: elder (64x), old man (1x), eldest (1x), elder woman (1x).
  1. elder, of age,

    1. the elder of two people

    2. advanced in life, an elder, a senior

      1. forefathers

  2. a term of rank or office

    1. among the Jews

      1. members of the great council or Sanhedrin (because in early times the rulers of the people, judges, etc., were selected from elderly men)

      2. of those who in separate cities managed public affairs and administered justice

    2. among the Christians, those who presided over the assemblies (or churches) The NT uses the term bishop, elders, and presbyters interchangeably

    3. the twenty four members of the heavenly Sanhedrin or court seated on thrones around the throne of God

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πρεσβύτερος presbýteros, pres-boo'-ter-os; comparative of πρέσβυς présbys (elderly); older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist (also figuratively, member of the celestial council) or Christian "presbyter":—elder(-est), old.
STRONGS NT 4245: πρεσβύτερος
πρεσβύτερος, πρεσβυτέρα, πρεσβύτερον (comparitive of πρέσβυς) (from Homer down), elder; used:
1. of age;
a. where two persons are spoken of, the elder: υἱός πρεσβύτερος (Aelian v. h. 9, 42), Luke 15:25.
b. universally, advanced in life, an elder, a senior: opposed to νεανίσκοι, Acts 2:17; opposed to νεώτερος, 1 Timothy 5:1f (Genesis 18:11f; Wis. 8:10; Sir. 6:34 (33); Sir. 7:14; 2 Macc. 8:30). οἱ πρεσβύτεροι (A. V. the elders), forefathers, Hebrews 11:2; παράδοσις (which see) τῶν πρεσβυτέρων, received from the fathers, Matthew 15:2; Mark 7:3, 5.
2. a term of rank or office; as such borne by,
a. among the Jews, α. members of the great council or Sanhedrin (because in early times the rulers of the people, judges, etc., were selected from the elderly men): Matthew 16:21; Matthew 26:47, 57, 59 Rec.; Matt. 27:3,12,20,41; 28:12; Mark 8:31; Mark 11:27; Mark 14:43, 53; Mark 15:1; Luke 9:22; Luke 20:1; Luke 22:52; John 8:9; Acts 4:5, 23; Acts 6:12; Acts 23:14; Acts 24:1; with the addition of τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, Acts 4:8 R G; of τῶν Ἰουδαίων, Acts 25:15; of τοῦ λαοῦ, Matthew 21:23; Matthew 26:3; Matthew 27:1. β. those who in the separate cities managed public affairs and administered justice: Luke 7:3. (Cf. BB. DD., under the word.)
b. among Christians, those who presided over the assemblies (or churches): Acts 11:30; Acts 14:23; Acts 15:2, 4, 6, 22; Acts 16:4; Acts 21:18; 1 Timothy 5:17, 19; Titus 1:5; 2 John 1:1; 3 John 1:1; 1 Peter 5:1, 5 [T WH om.]; with τῆς ἐκκλησίας added, Acts 20:17; James 5:14. That they did not differ at all from the (ἐπίσκοποι) bishops or overseers (as is acknowledged also by Jerome on Titus 1:5 (cf. Lightfoot's Commentary on Philippians, pp. 98f, 229f)) is evident from the fact that the two words are used indiscriminately, Acts 20:17, 28; Titus 1:5, 7, and that the duty of presbyters is described by the terms ἐπισκοπεῖν, 1 Peter 5:1f, and ἐπισκοπή, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 44, 1 [ET]; accordingly only two ecclesiastical officers, οἱ ἐπίσκοποι and οἱ διάκονοι, are distinguished in Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1, 8. The title ἐπίσκοπος denotes the function, πρεσβύτερος the dignity; the former was borrowed from Greek institutions, the latter from the Jewish; cf. (Lightfoot, as above, pp. 95ff, 191ff); Ritschl, Die Entstehung der altkathol. Kirche, edition 2, p. 350ff; Hase, Protest. Polemik, edition 4, p. 98ff; (Hatch, Bampton Lects. for 1880, Lect. 3 and Harnack's Analecten appended to the German translation of the same (p. 229ff); also Harnack's note on Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 1, 3 [ET] (cf. references at 44 at the beginning), and Hatch in Dict. of Christ. Antiq., under the word. Cf. ἐπίσκοπος.). the twenty-four members of the heavenly Sanhedrin or court, seated on thrones around the throne of God: Revelation 4:4, 10; Revelation 5:5, 6, 8, 11, 14; Revelation 7:11, 13; Revelation 11:16; Revelation 14:3; Revelation 19:4.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
18:11
Matthew
15:2; 16:21; 21:23; 26:3; 26:47; 26:57; 26:59; 27:1; 27:3; 27:12; 27:20; 27:41; 28:12
Mark
7:3; 7:5; 8:31; 11:27; 14:43; 14:53; 15:1
Luke
7:3; 9:22; 15:25; 20:1; 22:52
John
8:9
Acts
2:17; 4:5; 4:8; 4:23; 6:12; 11:30; 14:23; 15:2; 15:4; 15:6; 15:22; 16:4; 20:17; 20:17; 20:28; 21:18; 23:14; 24:1; 25:15
1 Corinthians
1; 1:3
Philippians
1:1
1 Timothy
3:1; 3:8; 5:1; 5:17; 5:19
Titus
1:5; 1:5; 1:5; 1:7
Hebrews
11:2
James
5:14
1 Peter
5:1; 5:1; 5:5
2 John
1:1
3 John
1:1
Revelation
4:4; 4:10; 5:5; 5:6; 5:8; 5:11; 5:14; 7:11; 7:13; 11:16; 14:3; 19:4

BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
18:11
Matthew
15:2; 16:21; 21:23; 26:3; 26:47; 26:57; 26:59; 27:1; 27:3; 27:12; 27:20; 27:41; 28:12
Mark
7:3; 7:5; 8:31; 11:27; 14:43; 14:53; 15:1
Luke
7:3; 9:22; 15:25; 20:1; 22:52
John
8:9
Acts
2:17; 4:5; 4:8; 4:23; 6:12; 11:30; 14:23; 15:2; 15:4; 15:6; 15:22; 16:4; 20:17; 20:17; 20:28; 21:18; 23:14; 24:1; 25:15
1 Corinthians
1; 1:3
Philippians
1:1
1 Timothy
3:1; 3:8; 5:1; 5:17; 5:19
Titus
1:5; 1:5; 1:5; 1:7
Hebrews
11:2
James
5:14
1 Peter
5:1; 5:1; 5:5
2 John
1:1
3 John
1:1
Revelation
4:4; 4:10; 5:5; 5:6; 5:8; 5:11; 5:14; 7:11; 7:13; 11:16; 14:3; 19:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4245 matches the Greek πρεσβύτερος (presbyteros),
which occurs 67 times in 67 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 15:2–Heb 11:2)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:2 - Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? G4245 for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:21 - From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders G4245 and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:23 - And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders G4245 of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:3 - Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders G4245 of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:47 - And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders G4245 of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:57 - And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders G4245 were assembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:59 - Now the chief priests, and elders, G4245 and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:1 - When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders G4245 of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:3 - Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, G4245
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:12 - And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, G4245 he answered nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:20 - But the chief priests and elders G4245 persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:41 - Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, G4245 said,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:12 - And when they were assembled with the elders, G4245 and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:3 - For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. G4245
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:5 - Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, G4245 but eat bread with unwashen hands?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:31 - And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, G4245 and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:27 - And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, G4245
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:43 - And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. G4245
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:53 - And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders G4245 and the scribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:1 - And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders G4245 and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:3 - And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders G4245 of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:22 - Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders G4245 and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:25 - Now his elder G4245 son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:1 - And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders, G4245
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:52 - Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, G4245 which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:9 - And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, G4245 even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:17 - And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men G4245 shall dream dreams:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:5 - And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, G4245 and scribes,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:8 - Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders G4245 of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:23 - And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders G4245 had said unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:12 - And they stirred up the people, and the elders, G4245 and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:30 - Which also they did, and sent it to the elders G4245 by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:23 - And when they had ordained them elders G4245 in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:2 - When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders G4245 about this question.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:4 - And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, G4245 and they declared all things that God had done with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:6 - And the apostles and elders G4245 came together for to consider of this matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:22 - Then pleased it the apostles and elders, G4245 with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:23 - And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders G4245 and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:4 - And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders G4245 which were at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:17 - And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders G4245 of the church.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:18 - And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders G4245 were present.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:14 - And they came to the chief priests and elders, G4245 and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:1 - And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, G4245 and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:15 - About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders G4245 of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:1 - Rebuke not an elder, G4245 but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:2 - The elder women G4245 as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:17 - Let the elders G4245 that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:19 - Against an elder G4245 receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:5 - For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders G4245 in every city, as I had appointed thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:2 - For by it the elders G4245 obtained a good report.

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