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Strong's #4166 - ποιμήν

Transliteration
poimḗn
Phonetics
poy-mane'
Origin
of uncertain affinity
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
6:485,901
Definition
Thayer's
  1. a herdsman, esp. a shepherd
    1. in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow
  2. metaph.
    1. the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly: so of Christ the Head of the church
      1. of the overseers of the Christian assemblies
      2. of kings and princes
The tasks of a Near Eastern shepherd were: - to watch for enemies trying to attack the sheep - to defend the sheep from attackers - to heal the wounded and sick sheep - to find and save lost or trapped sheep - to love them, sharing their lives and so earning their trust.
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7200 ‑ רָאָה (raw‑aw');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (18)
Matthew
3
Mark
2
Luke
4
John
6
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
NAS (18)
Matthew
3
Mark
2
Luke
4
John
6
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
HCS (18)
Matthew
3
Mark
2
Luke
4
John
6
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
BSB (18)
Matthew
3
Mark
2
Luke
4
John
6
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
ESV (17)
Matthew
3
Mark
2
Luke
3
John
6
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
WEB (20)
Matthew
3
Mark
2
Luke
3
John
9
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ποιμήν, ένος, ὁ,

voc. ποιμήν (not -μέν ) Hdn.Gr. 2.717:

herdsman, whether of sheep or oxen, Od. 10.82 - 5, al.; opp. lord or owner ( ἄναξ ), 4.87 .

2. after Hom. always shepherd, βουκόλοι καὶ π. E. Ba. 714, cf. Cratin. 281, Pl. Tht. 174d, R. 343a, Lg. 735b, etc.; π. προβάτων LXX Genesis 4:2 .

II metaph., shepherd of the people, regularly of Agamemnon, Ἀγαμέμνονα π. λαῶν Il. 2.243, al.: generally, captain, chief, ib. 85, al., S. Aj. 360 codd. (lyr.); ναῶν ποιμένες A. Supp. 767; λόχων E. Ph. 1140; ὄχων Id. Supp. 674; ποιμένες δώρων Κυπρίας, of the Loves, Pi. N. 8.6: abs., master, lord, πλοῦτος ὁ λαχὼν ποιμένα Id. O. 10(11).88; for A. Ag. 657, v. στρόβος.

2. in LXX and NT, pastor, teacher, Jeremiah 2:8, Ep.Ephesians 4:11, etc. (Cf.Lith. piemuõ, gen.sg. piemeñs 'shepherd'.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ποιμήν , -ίνος , ,

[in LXX for H7462 ;]

a shepherd: Matthew 9:36; Matthew 25:32; Matthew 26:31 (LXX), Mark 6:34; Mark 14:27, Luke 2:8; Luke 2:15; Luke 2:18; Luke 2:20 John 10:2; John 10:12 Metaph., of Christ; John 10:11; John 10:14; John 10:16 Hebrews 13:20, 1 Peter 2:25; of Christian pastors, Ephesians 4:11 (cf. Hom., Il, i, 263, ποιμένα λαῶν ).†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

confined in the NT to Romans 3:25, is seen in P Giss I. 50.4 (A.D. 259) καψά [ρια πο ]λ ̣ειτικὰ δύο προγ ̣ε [γονότ ]α τῷ μετηλλαχότι [π ]ατρί [μον, ";two dressing-rooms in the town-baths which belonged formerly to my deceased father"; : cf. Syll 279 (= .3 601).9 (B.C. 193) διὰ τὴν προγεγενημένην αὐτῶι δόξαν. In BGU III. 979.1 (A.D. 160–1) αἱ πρ [ογ ]εγονυῖαι is unfortunately followed by an hiatus.

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ποιμενα ποιμένα ποιμενας ποιμένας ποιμενες ποιμένες ποιμένι ποιμένος ποιμενων ποιμένων ποιμέσι ποιμην ποιμήν ποιμὴν poimen poimēn poimḗn poimḕn poimena poiména poimenas poiménas poimenes poiménes poimenon poimenōn poiménon poiménōn
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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