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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.).
c. 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

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 Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:21 - From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:23 - Now when He came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people confronted Him as 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, the scribes,[fn] and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:47 - And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:57 - And those who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:59 - Now the chief priests, the elders,[fn] and all the council sought false testimony against Jesus to put Him to death,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:1 - When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:3 - Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:12 - And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:20 - But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:41 - Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders,[fn] said,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:12 - When they had assembled with the elders 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 wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:5 - Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed 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 and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:27 - Then they came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:43 - And immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:53 - And they led Jesus away to the high priest; and with him were assembled all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:1 - Immediately, in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council; and they bound Jesus, led Him away, and delivered Him to Pilate.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:3 - So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading with Him to come and heal his servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:22 - saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:25 - “Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:1 - Now it happened on one of those days, as He taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel, that the chief priests and the scribes, together with the elders, confronted Him
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:52 - Then Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and the elders who had come to Him, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:9 - Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience,[fn] went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to 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, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and
your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:5 - And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:8 - Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:23 - And being let go, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:12 - And they stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes; and they came upon him, seized him, and brought him to the council.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:30 - This they also did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:23 - So when they had appointed elders in every church, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:2 - Therefore, when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and dispute with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them should go up to Jerusalem, to the apostles and elders, about this question.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:4 - And when they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders; and they reported all things that God had done with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:6 - Now the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:22 - Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas who was also named Barsabas,[fn] and Silas, leading men among the brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:23 - They wrote this letter by them:
The apostles, the elders, and the brethren,
To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia:
Greetings.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:4 - And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:17 - From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:18 - On the following day Paul went in with us to James, and all the elders were present.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:14 - They came to the chief priests and elders, and said, “We have bound ourselves under a great oath that we will eat nothing until we have killed Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:1 - Now after five days Ananias the high priest came down with the elders and a certain orator named Tertullus. These gave evidence to the governor against Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:15 - “about whom the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, when I was in Jerusalem, asking for a judgment against him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:1 - Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:2 - older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:17 - Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:19 - Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:5 - For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you—
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:2 - For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.

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