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Holman Bible Dictionary

Overseer

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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.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Overseer'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/o/overseer.html. 1991.

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