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Minister: One who serves, as distinguished from the master.

1. Heb. meshereth, applied to an attendant on one of superior rank, a. to Joshua, the servant of Moses (Exodus 33:11) b. to the servant of Elisha (2 Kings 4:43) c. to attendants at court (2 Chronicles 22:8) d. to the priests and Levites (Jeremiah 33:21; Ezekiel 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; Nehemiah 7:57-60)

3. Greek leitourgos, a subordinate public administrator, and in this sense applied to magistrates (Romans 13:6) It is applied also to our Lord (Hebrews 8:2) and to Paul in relation to Christ (Romans 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 13:5)

5. Greek diaconos, usually a subordinate officer or assistant employed in relation to the ministry of the gospel, as to: a. Paul and Apollos (1 Corinthians 3:5) b. Tychicus (Ephesians 6:21) c. Epaphras (Colossians 1:7) d. Timothy (1 Thessalonians 3:2) e. Christ (Romans 15:8)

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