hiereus: a priestOriginal Word: ἱερεύς, έως, ὁPart of Speech:
a priest, one who offers sacrifice to a god (in Jewish and pagan religions; of Christians only met.).
2409 hiereús (from 2413 /hierós, "sacred because belonging to the Temple") – a priest. 2409 /hiereús ("priest") is used in the NT:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a priestNASB Translation
priest (16), priests (15).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2409: ἱερεύςἱερεύς
) (from Homer
down), Hebrew כֹּהֵן
, a priest
; one who offers sacrifices and in general is busied with sacred rites;
a. properly, of the priests of the Gentiles, Acts 14:13; of the priests of the Jews, Matthew 8:4; Matthew 12:4; Mark 1:44; (Mark 2:26); Luke 1:5; Luke 5:14; John 1:19; Heb. 7:( L T Tr WH), (); , etc.; of the high priest, Acts 5:24 R G (Exodus 35:18; 1 Kings 1:8; 1 Macc. 15:1; Josephus, Antiquities 6, 12, 1); and in the same sense Christ is called ἱερεύς in Hebrews 5:6 (from Psalm 109:4<10> (); Hebrews 7:17; also ἱερεύς μέγας, Hebrews 10:21 (see ἀρχιερεύς, 3) (others take the adjective here not as blending with ἱερεύς into a technical or official appellation, but as descriptive, great; cf. Hebrews 4:14).
b. metaphorically, of Christians, because, purified by the blood of Christ and brought into close contact with God, they devote their life to him alone (and to Christ): Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 20:6, cf. Revelation 1:5; Revelation 5:9. 10>
priest, high priest.
From hieros; a priest (literally or figuratively) -- (high) priest.
see GREEK hieros