'Elder' in the Bible
Abraham said to his servant, the elder of his household who managed all he owned, “Place your hand under my thigh,
King Solomon answered his mother, “Why are you requesting Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Since he is my elder brother, you might as well ask the kingship for him, for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab son of Zeruiah.”
the hero and warrior,the judge and prophet,the fortune-teller and elder,
The people will oppress one another,man against man, neighbor against neighbor;the youth will act arrogantly toward the elder,and the worthless toward the honorable.
The head is the elder, the honored one;the tail is the prophet, the lying teacher.
Don’t accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported by two or three witnesses.
Therefore, as a fellow elder and witness to the sufferings of the Messiah and also a participant in the glory about to be revealed, I exhort the elders among you:
The Elder:To the elect lady and her children: I love all of you in the truth—and not only I, but also all who have come to know the truth—