presbuterion: a body of eldersOriginal Word: πρεσβυτέριον, ου, τόPart of Speech:
an assembly of eldersDefinition:
an assembly of elders, the Sanhedrin, officers of the church assembly, presbytery.
Cognate: 4244 presbytérion – properly, a council (group) of elders; a team of elder-overseers serving a local church who lead (feed, shepherd) the people of the Lord (cf. 1 Tim 4:14).
1 Tim 4:14: “Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery” (NASU) (4244 /presbytérion).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a body of eldersNASB Translation
council of the elders (1), council of elders (1), presbytery (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 4244: πρεσβυτέριονπρεσβυτέριον
, which see), body of elders, presbytery, senate, council
: of the Jewish elders (see συνέδριον
, 2), Luke 22:66
; Acts 22:5
; (cf. Daniel, Theod.
at the beginning); of the elders of any body (church) of Christians, 1 Timothy 4:14
(ecclesiastical writings (cf. references under the word πρεσβύτερος
, 2 b.)).<1>
presbytery, body of elders
Neuter of a presumed derivative of presbuteros; the order of elders, i.e. (specially), Israelite Sanhedrin or Christian "presbytery" -- (estate of) elder(-s), presbytery.
see GREEK presbuteros