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        one who serves, as distinguished from the master. (1.) Heb.
        meshereth, applied to an attendant on one of superior rank, as
        to Joshua, the servant of Moses (Ex. 33:11), and to the servant
        of Elisha (2 Kings 4:43). This name is also given to attendants
        at court (2 Chr. 22:8), and to the priests and Levites (Jer.
        33:21; Ezek. 44:11).
        (2.) Heb. pelah (Ezra 7:24), a "minister" of religion. Here
        used of that class of sanctuary servants called "Solomon's
        servants" in Ezra 2:55-58 and Neh. 7:57-60.
        (3.) Greek leitourgos, a subordinate public administrator, and
        in this sense applied to magistrates (Rom. 13:6). It is applied
        also to our Lord (Heb. 8:2), and to Paul in relation to Christ
        (Rom. 15:16).
        (4.) Greek hyperetes (literally, "under-rower"), a personal
        attendant on a superior, thus of the person who waited on the
        officiating priest in the synagogue (Luke 4:20). It is applied
        also to John Mark, the attendant on Paul and Barnabas (Acts
        (5.) Greek diaconos, usually a subordinate officer or
        assistant employed in relation to the ministry of the gospel, as
        to Paul and Apollos (1 Cor. 3:5), Tychicus (Eph. 6:21), Epaphras
        (Col. 1:7), Timothy (1 Thess. 3:2), and also to Christ (Rom.
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Minister' Eastons Bible Dictionary". - Eastons; 1897.

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