4244. presbuterion
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presbuterion: a body of elders
Original Word: πρεσβυτέριον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: presbuterion
Phonetic Spelling: (pres-boo-ter'-ee-on)
Short Definition: an assembly of elders
Definition: an assembly of elders, the Sanhedrin, officers of the church assembly, presbytery.

HELPS word-Studies

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 Concordance
Word Origin
from presbuteros
a body of elders
NASB Translation
council of the elders (1), council of elders (1), presbytery (1).

STRONGS NT 4244: πρεσβυτέριον

πρεσβυτέριον, πρεσβυτερίου, τό (πρεσβύτερος, 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.)).

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

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