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Smith's Bible DictionaryCouncil
ATS Bible DictionaryCouncil
Is occasionally taken for any kind of assembly; sometimes for that of the Sanhedrin; at others, for a convention of pastors met to regulate ecclesiastical affairs. Thus the assembly of the apostles, etc., at Jerusalem, Acts 15:1-41, to determine whether the yoke of the law should be imposed on gentile converts, is commonly reputed to be the first council of the Christian church. See SANHEDRIN.
Easton's Bible DictionarySpoken of counsellors who sat in public trials with the governor of a province (Acts 25:12).
The Jewish councils were the Sanhedrim, or supreme council of the nation, which had subordinate to it smaller tribunals (the "judgment, " perhaps, in Matthew 5:21, 22) in the cities of Palestine (Matthew 10:17; Mark 13:9). In the time of Christ the functions of the Sanhedrim were limited (John 16:2; 2 Corinthians 11:24). In Psalm 68:27 the word "council" means simply a company of persons. (R.V. marg., "company.")
In ecclesiastical history the word is used to denote an assembly of pastors or bishops for the discussion and regulation of church affairs. The first of these councils was that of the apostles and elders at Jerusalem, of which we have a detailed account in Acts 15.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) An assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for consultation in a critical case.
2. (n.) A body of man elected or appointed to constitute an advisory or a legislative assembly; as, a governor's council; a city council.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaAPOSTOLICAL COUNCIL
ap-os-tol'-i-kal koun'-sil: The assembly of the apostles and elders held in Jerusalem (49 A.D.), an account of which is given in Acts 15.
koun'-sil, koun'-siler (sumboulion): An assembly of advisers (Acts 25:12); a body of those taking counsel (see Schurer's Jewish People in the Time of Christ, I (1), 60). Distinguished from sunedrion, the supreme court of the Jews, by being of a less formal character, i.e. less of an institution. For "council" in the latter sense, its most frequent use, see SANHEDRIN. A councilor (Greek bouleutes) was a member of the Sanhedrin. Applied to Joseph of Arimathea (Mark 15:43 Luke 23:50). In the King James Version "counsellor."
Greek4892. sunedrion -- a sitting together, hence a council, spec. the ...
... a sitting together, hence a council, spec. ... Word Origin from sun and the same as
hedraios Definition a sitting together, hence a council, spec. ...
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4824. sumboulion -- counsel, by impl. a council
1087. gerousia -- a council of elders
1010. bouleutes -- a councilor
4244. presbuterion -- a body of elders
698. Areopagites -- a judge of the court of Areopagus
4245. presbuteros -- elder
4410. protokathedria -- the chief seat
Strong's Hebrew5475. sod -- council, counsel
... 5474, 5475. sod. 5476 . council, counsel. Transliteration: sod Phonetic
Spelling: (sode) Short Definition: council. Word Origin ...
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7277. rigmah -- a heap (of stones), crowd (of people)
The Council of Nicæa.
Council of Constantinople.
The Council of Ephesus. ...
Council of Nicæa.
The Council of Sardica.
The Capitula of the Council.
The Council of Neocæsarea.
The Council of Gangra.
The Council of Ancyra.
Council of Milan.
ThesaurusCouncil (51 Occurrences)
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Bible ConcordanceCouncil (51 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:22 But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother,' Raca!' shall be in danger of the council; and whoever shall say,'You fool!' shall be in danger of the fire of Gehenna.
Matthew 12:14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
Matthew 22:15 Then went the Pharisees and held a council how they might ensnare him in speaking.
Matthew 26:59 Now the chief priests, the elders, and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus, that they might put him to death;
Mark 14:55 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witnesses against Jesus to put him to death, and found none.
Mark 15:1 Immediately in the morning the chief priests, with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.
Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathaea, a prominent council member who also himself was looking for the Kingdom of God, came. He boldly went in to Pilate, and asked for Jesus' body.
Luke 22:66 As soon as it was day, the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes, and they led him away into their council, saying,
Luke 23:50 Behold, a man named Joseph, who was a member of the council, a good and righteous man
Luke 23:51 who came from the Jewish town of Arimathaea and was awaiting the coming of the Kingdom of God. He had not concurred in the design or action of the Council,
John 3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
John 11:47 The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, "What are we doing? For this man does many signs.
Acts 4:15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,
Acts 4:26 The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers take council together, against the Lord, and against his Christ.'
Acts 4:28 to do whatever your hand and your council foreordained to happen.
Acts 5:21 When they heard this, they entered into the temple about daybreak, and taught. But the high priest came, and those who were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
Acts 5:27 When they had brought them, they set them before the council. The high priest questioned them,
Acts 5:34 But one stood up in the council, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, honored by all the people, and commanded to put the apostles out for a little while.
Acts 5:41 They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for Jesus' name.
Acts 6:12 They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes, and came against him and seized him, and brought him in to the council,
Acts 6:15 All who sat in the council, fastening their eyes on him, saw his face like it was the face of an angel.
Acts 17:33 Thus Paul went out from among them.
Acts 17:34 A few, however, attached themselves to him and believed, among them being Dionysius a member of the Council, a gentlewoman named Damaris, and some others.
Acts 22:5 As also the high priest and all the council of the elders testify, from whom also I received letters to the brothers, and traveled to Damascus to bring them also who were there to Jerusalem in bonds to be punished.
Acts 22:30 But on the next day, desiring to know the truth about why he was accused by the Jews, he freed him from the bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to come together, and brought Paul down and set him before them.
Acts 23:1 Paul, looking steadfastly at the council, said, "Brothers, I have lived before God in all good conscience until this day."
Acts 23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Men and brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. Concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!"
Acts 23:15 Now therefore, you with the council inform the commanding officer that he should bring him down to you tomorrow, as though you were going to judge his case more exactly. We are ready to kill him before he comes near."
Acts 23:20 He said, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as though intending to inquire somewhat more accurately concerning him.
Acts 23:28 Desiring to know the cause why they accused him, I brought him down to their council.
Acts 24:20 Or else let these men themselves say what injustice they found in me when I stood before the council,
Acts 25:12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, "You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you shall go."
1 Timothy 4:14 Don't neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the elders.
Genesis 49:6 My soul, don't come into their council. My glory, don't be united to their assembly; for in their anger they killed men. In their self-will they hamstrung cattle.
Numbers 16:2 and they rose up against Moses, with two hundred and fifty men of the children of Israel, princes of the assembly, summoned to the council, men of renown;
Judges 20:7 Behold, ye children of Israel, all of you, give here your advice and counsel.
1 Samuel 22:14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, "Who among all your servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and is taken into your council, and is honorable in your house?
2 Samuel 23:23 He was honoured above the thirty, but he did not attain to the first three. And David set him in his council.
2 Kings 9:5 When he came, behold, the captains of the army were sitting. Then he said, "I have a message for you, captain." Jehu said, "To which of us all?" He said, "To you, O captain."
2 Kings 25:19 and out of the city he took an officer who was set over the men of war; and five men of those who saw the king's face, who were found in the city; and the scribe, the captain of the army, who mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land, who were found in the city.
1 Chronicles 11:25 Behold, he was honoured above the thirty, but he did not attain to the first three. And David set him in his council.
Job 15:8 Hast thou listened in the secret council of #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? And hast thou absorbed wisdom for thyself?
Psalms 64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of evil-doers, From the tumult of the workers of iniquity;
Psalms 68:27 There is little Benjamin, their ruler, the princes of Judah, their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.
Psalms 82:1 A Psalm by Asaph. God presides in the great assembly. He judges among the gods.
Psalms 89:7 a very awesome God in the council of the holy ones, to be feared above all those who are around him?
Psalms 107:32 Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders.
Psalms 111:1 Praise Yah! I will give thanks to Yahweh with my whole heart, in the council of the upright, and in the congregation.
Jeremiah 23:18 For who has stood in the council of Yahweh, that he should perceive and hear his word? who has marked my word, and heard it?
Jeremiah 23:22 But if they had stood in my council, then had they caused my people to hear my words, and had turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
Ezekiel 13:9 My hand shall be against the prophets who see false visions, and who divine lies: they shall not be in the council of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and you shall know that I am the Lord Yahweh.
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