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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Priesthood, Priest's Office

Dictionaries :: Priesthood, Priest's Office

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2406 Greek: hierateuma

Priesthood, Priest's Office:

denotes "a priesthood" (akin to hierateuo, see below), "a body of priests," consisting of all believers, the whole church (not a special order from among them), called "a holy priesthood," 1Pe 2:5; "a royal priesthood," 1Pe 2:9; the former term is associated with offering spiritual sacrifices, the latter with the royal dignity of showing forth the Lord's excellencies (RV). In the Sept., Exd 19:6; 23:22.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2420 Greek: hierosune

Priesthood, Priest's Office:

"a priesthood," signifies the office, quality, rank and ministry of "a priest," Hbr 7:11, 12, 24, where the contrasts between the Levitical "priesthood" and that of Christ are set forth. In the Sept., 1Ch 29:22.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g2405 Greek: hierateia

Priesthood, Priest's Office:

"a priesthood," denotes the priest's office, Luk 1:9; Hbr 7:5, RV, "priest's office."

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2407 Greek: hierateuo

Priesthood, Priest's Office:

signifies "to officiate as a priest," Luk 1:8, "he executed the priest's office."

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