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Holman Bible Dictionary


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A superintendent or supervisor. Various translations use overseer for a variety of secular positions (household manager, Genesis 39:4-5; prime minister, Genesis 41:34; foreman or supervisor, 2 Chronicles 2:18 ) and ecclesiastical (Acts 20:18 ) offices. NAS, NIV employ overseer for the bishop of the KJV, NRSV (Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-2; Titus 1:7 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Overseer'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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