1087. gerousia
Strong's Concordance
gerousia: a council of elders
Original Word: γερουσία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: gerousia
Phonetic Spelling: (gher-oo-see'-ah)
Definition: a council of elders
Usage: the assembly or body of elders.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from gerón
Definition
a council of elders
NASB Translation
Senate (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1087: γερουσία

γερουσία, γερουσίας, (adjective γερούσιος, belonging to old men, γέρων), a senate, council of elders; used in secular authors of the chief council of nations and cities (ἐν ταῖς πόλεσι αἱ γερουσιαι, Xenophon, mem. 4, 4, 16; in the O. T. of the chief council not only of the whole people of Israel, Exodus 3:16, etc.; 1 Macc. 12:6, etc.; but also of cities, Deuteronomy 19:12, etc.); of the Great Council, the Sanhedrin of the Jews: Acts 5:21, where to τό συνέδριον is added καί πᾶσαν τήν γερουσίαν τῶν υἱῶν Ἰσραήλ and indeed (καί explicative) all the senate, to signify the full Sanhedrin. Cf. Schürer, Die Gemeindeverfassung d. Juden in Rom in d. Kaiserzeit nach d. Inschriften dargestellt. Leips. 1879, p. 18f; Hatch, Bamp. Lects. for 1880, p. 64f.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
council of elders, Sanhedrin

From geron; the eldership, i.e. (collectively) the Jewish Sanhedrin -- senate.

see GREEK geron

Forms and Transliterations
γερουσία γερουσιαν γερουσίαν γερουσίας gerousian gerousían
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Englishman's Concordance
Acts 5:21 N-AFS
GRK: πᾶσαν τὴν γερουσίαν τῶν υἱῶν
NAS: all the Senate of the sons
KJV: all the senate of the children
INT: all the senate of the sons

Strong's Greek 1087
1 Occurrence


γερουσίαν — 1 Occ.











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