Officer - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G5257, huperetes ]
for the original of which See MINISTER, A, No. 3, is translated officer," with the following applications,
(a) to a magistrate's attendant, Matthew 5:25;
(b) to officers of the synagogue, or officers or bailiffs of the Sanhedrin, Matthew 26:58; Mark 14:54, Mark 14:65; John 7:32, John 7:45-John 7:46; John 18:3, John 18:12, John 18:18, John 18:22; Acts 5:19; Acts 5:22, Acts 5:26. See MINISTER, SERVANT.

[ 2,,G4233, praktor ]
lit., "one who does," or "accomplishes" (akin to prasso, "to do"), was used in Athens of one who exacts payment, a collector (the word is frequently used in the papyri of a public accountant); hence, in general, a court "officer," an attendant in a court of justice (so Deissmann); the word is used in Luke 12:58 (twice). In the Sept., Isaiah 3:12.

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