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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Steward, Stewardship

Dictionaries :: Steward, Stewardship

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g3623 Greek: oikonomos

Steward, Stewardship:

primarily denoted "the manager of a household or estate" (oikos, "a house," nemo, "to arrange"), "a steward" (such were usually slaves or freedmen), Luk 12:42; 16:1, 3, 8; 1Cr 4:2; Gal 4:2, RV (AV, "governors"); in Rom 16:23, the "treasurer" (RV) of a city (see CHAMBERLAIN, Note); it is used metaphorically, in the wider sense, of a "steward" in general,

(a) of preachers of the Gospel and teachers of the Word of God, 1Cr 4:1;

(b) of elders or bishops in churches, Tts 1:7;

(c) of believers generally, 1Pe 4:10.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2012 Greek: epitropos

Steward, Stewardship:

is rendered "steward" in Mat 20:8; Luk 8:3: see GUARDIAN.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g3622 Greek: oikonomia

Steward, Stewardship:

is rendered "stewardship" in Luk 16:2, 3, 4, and in the RV in 1Cr 9:17: see DISPENSATION.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g3621 Greek: oikonomeo

Steward, Stewardship:

akin to A, Nos. 1 and 3, signifies "to be a house steward," Luk 16:2. In the Sept., Psa 112:5.

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