Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

comparative of presbus (elderly)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 6:651

KJV Translation Count — 67x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: elder (64), old man (1), eldest (1), elder woman (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. elder, of age,
a. the elder of two people
b. advanced in life, an elder, a senior
1. forefathers
2. a term of rank or office
a. among the Jews
1. members of the great council or Sanhedrin (because in early times the rulers of the people, judges, etc., were selected from elderly men)
2. of those who in separate cities managed public affairs and administered justice
b. among the Christians, those who presided over the assemblies (or churches) The NT uses the term bishop, elders, and presbyters interchangeably
c. the twenty four members of the heavenly Sanhedrin or court seated on thrones around the throne of God

Strong's Definitions

pres-boo'-ter-os; comparative of πρέσβυς (elderly); older; as noun, a senior; specially an Israelite Sanhedrist (also figurative member of the celestial council) or Christian "presbyter": — elder (-est), old.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the G4245s? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.


From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer G4245y things of the G4245s and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.


And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the G4245s of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?


Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the G4245s of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,


And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and G4245s of the people.


And they that had laid hG4245 on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the G4245s were assembled.


Now the chief priests, and G4245s, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;


When the morning was come, all the chief priests and G4245s of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:


Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and G4245s,


And when he was accused of the chief priests and G4245s, he answered nothing.