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OFFICER

of'-i-ser: In the King James Version the term is employed to render different words denoting various officials, domestic, civil and military, such as caric, "eunuch," "minister of state" (Gen 37:36); paqidh, "person in charge," "overseer" (Gen 41:34); necibh, "stationed," "garrison," "prefect" (1 Ki 4:19); shoTer, "scribe" or "secretary" (perhaps arranger or organizer), then any official or overseer. In Est 9:3 for the King James Version "officers of the king" the Revised Version (British and American) has (more literal) "they that did the king's business."
In the New Testament, "officer" generally corresponds to the Greek word huperetes, "servant," or any person in the employ of another. In Mt 5:25 the term evidently means "bailiff" or exactor of the fine imposed by the magistrate, and corresponds to praktor, used in Lk 12:58.
T. Lewis
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'OFFICER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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