Goodman - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Goodman

[ 1,,G3617, oikodespotes ]
denotes the master of a house" (oikos, "a house," despotes, "a master"), "a householder." It occurs only in the Synoptists and there 12 times. It is rendered "goodman" in Luke 22:11, where "of the house" is put separately; in Matthew 20:11, where the AV has "the goodman of the house" for the one word, the RV renders it by "house-holder," as in Matthew 20:1; in Matthew 24:43, "master;" so in Luke 12:39; in Mark 14:14, both have "the goodman of the house." See HOUSEHOLDER, MASTER.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words