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Holman Bible Dictionary
An honorary title bestowed on kings or other prominent people for some meritorious achievement or public service. The title in Greek is Euergetes and was held by some of the Hellenistic kings of Egypt. One would not earn the title “benefactor” from service rendered in the kingdom of God. In contrast to the conspicuous work needed to earn the title “benefactor,” the members of the kingdom are to devote themselves to humble, obscure, and perhaps menial service (Luke 22:24-27
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Benefactors'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/b/benefactors.html. 1991.