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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 72 times in 66 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 15:2–Jas 5:14)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:2 - “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? G4245 For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:21 - From that time [fn]Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders G4245 and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:23 - When He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders G4245 of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:3 - Then the chief priests and the elders G4245 of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:47 - While He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came up [fn]accompanied by a large crowd with swords and clubs, who came from the chief priests and elders G4245 of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:57 - Those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders G4245 were gathered together.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:1 - Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders G4245 of the people conferred together against Jesus to put Him to death;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:3 - Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty [fn]pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, G4245
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:12 - And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, G4245 He did not answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:20 - But the chief priests and the elders G4245 persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to put Jesus to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:41 - In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, G4245 were mocking Him and saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:12 - And when they had assembled with the elders G4245 and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:3 - (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they [fn]carefully wash their hands, thus observing the traditions of the elders; G4245
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:5 - The Pharisees and the scribes *asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, G4245 but eat their bread with impure hands?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:31 - And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders G4245 and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:27 - They *came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders G4245 *came to Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:43 - Immediately while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, *came up [fn]accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs, who were from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. G4245
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:53 - They led Jesus away to the high priest; and all the chief priests and the elders G4245 and the scribes *gathered together.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:1 - Early in the morning the chief priests with the elders G4245 and scribes and the whole [fn]Council, immediately held a consultation; and binding Jesus, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:3 - When he heard about Jesus, he sent some [fn]Jewish elders G4245 asking Him to come and [fn]save the life of his slave.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:22 - saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders G4245 and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:25 - “Now his older G4245 son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:1 - On one of the days while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders G4245 confronted Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:52 - Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders G4245 who had come against Him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as you would against a robber?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:9 - When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older G4245 ones, G4245 and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:17 - ‘AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,’ God says,
‘THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL [fn]MANKIND;
AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY,
AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS,
AND YOUR OLD G4245 MEN G4245 SHALL DREAM DREAMS;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:5 - On the next day, their rulers and elders G4245 and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:8 - Then Peter, [fn]filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “[fn]Rulers and elders G4245 of the people,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:23 - When they had been released, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and the elders G4245 had said to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:12 - And they stirred up the people, the elders G4245 and the scribes, and they came up to him and dragged him away and brought him [fn]before the [fn]Council.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:30 - And this they did, sending it [fn]in charge of Barnabas and Saul to the elders. G4245
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:23 - When they had appointed elders G4245 for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:2 - And when Paul and Barnabas had [fn]great dissension and debate with them, the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders G4245 concerning this issue.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:4 - When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders, G4245 and they reported all that God had done with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:6 - The apostles and the elders G4245 came together to [fn]look into this [fn]matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:22 - Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, G4245 with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas—Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:23 - and they [fn]sent this letter by them, “The apostles and the brethren who are elders, G4245 to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia who are from the Gentiles, greetings.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:4 - Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering the decrees which had been decided upon by the apostles and elders G4245 who were in Jerusalem, for them to observe.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:17 - From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders G4245 of the church.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:18 - And the following day Paul went in with us to [fn]James, and all the elders G4245 were present.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:14 - They came to the chief priests and the elders G4245 and said, “We have bound ourselves under a solemn oath to taste nothing until we have killed Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:1 - After five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders, G4245 [fn]with an [fn]attorney named Tertullus, and they [fn]brought charges to the governor against Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:15 - and when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders G4245 of the Jews brought charges against him, asking for a sentence of condemnation against him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:1 - Do not sharply rebuke an older G4245 man, G4245 but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:2 - the older G4245 women G4245 as mothers, and the younger women G4245 as sisters, in all purity.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:17 - The elders G4245 who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard [fn]at preaching and teaching.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:19 - Do not receive an accusation against an elder G4245 except on the basis of two or three witnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:5 - For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders G4245 in every city as I directed you,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:2 - For by it the men G4245 of old G4245 [fn]gained approval.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:14 - Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders G4245 of the church and they are to pray over him, [fn]anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;

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