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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Pastor

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pas´tẽr ( רעה , rō‛eh ; ποιμήν , poimḗn ; literally, a helper, or feeder of the sheep (the King James Version Jeremiah 2:8 ; Jeremiah 3:15 ; Jeremiah 10:21 ; Jeremiah 12:10 ; Jeremiah 17:16 ; Jeremiah 22:22 ; Jeremiah 23:1 , Jeremiah 23:2 , and in Ephesians 4:11 , the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American))): Besides the literal sense the word has now a figurative meaning and refers to the minister appointed over a congregation. This latter meaning is recognized in the translation of the King James Version. See MINISTRY .


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Pastor'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/p/pastor.html. 1915.

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