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What does the Greek word Poimen mean?

Last Updated: 9th April, 2020

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Greek poimenikos of a shepherd (from poimen-, poimēn shepherd, pastor + -ikos -ic) + English -s; akin to Greek pōy herd, flock.

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Beside this, how many times does the noun form of the Greek word for pastor Poimen occur in the New Testament?

Poimen (ποιμήν, Greek word #4166 in Strong's) means shepherd, also translated as pastor. It is applied only once in the noun form and three times in the verb form in the New Testament in the context of church leaders.

One may also ask, what does the word bishop mean in Greek? The Greek word episkopos, meaning “overseer,” was first used for officials in government, and later came to be used for church leaders. It was much later when a bishop became overseer of a large district, or diocese.

Keeping this in view, what does teach mean Greek?

didásḵ More Greek words for teach. διδάσκω verb. didásḵ instruct, lecture, educate.

What does the Hebrew word for shepherd mean?

??? ??? if he's a male, and ???? ??? in the less likely event that she's a female. For example: In ???? ???, the word ??? means flock of sheep while ???? means herder.

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