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(sarac or sareca , only used (Daniel 6:1) ... the Chaldee equivalent for Hebrew shter , probably from sara , Zend. a "head"), a high officer in the Persian court, a chief, a president, used of the three highest ministers.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Precedent.

2. (a.) Occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest authority; presiding.

3. (n.) One who is elected or appointed to preside; a presiding officer, as of a legislative body.

4. (n.) The chief officer of a corporation, company, institution, society, or the like.

5. (n.) The chief executive officer of the government in certain republics; as, the president of the United States.

6. (n.) A protector; a guardian; a presiding genius.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

prez'-i-dent (carakh): Used only in Daniel 6:2-7. Probably a Persian derivative from sar, "head," and the Aramaic equivalent for Hebrew shoter. The meaning is self-evident and refers to the appointment of Daniel by Darius to be one of the three princes who had rule over the satraps of the empire.

775. Asiarches -- an Asiarch, an official of Asian cities
... chief of Asia. From Asia and arche; an Asiarch or president of the public festivities
in a city of Asia Minor -- chief of Asia. see GREEK Asia. see GREEK arche. ...
// - 6k

752. archisunagogos -- ruler of a synagogue
... the chief elder (overseer) presiding over a local synagogue; a "an administrative
officer, supervising the worship" (), ie the president ("chief") amongst ...
// - 8k

4462. rhabbouni -- my master, my teacher
... 4462 ("high-rhabbi") refers to the , like the president of the Great Sanhedrin
who functioned as religious leader of the nation. ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
5632. sarak -- chief, overseer
... Usage commissioners (5). president. (Aramaic) of foreign origin; an emir --
president. 5631, 5632. sarak. 5633 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/5632.htm - 5k

Letter Lxxxiv. To the President.
... BIBLION. Letter LXXXIV. To the President. 1. You will hardly believe what I
am about to write, but it must be written for truth's sake. ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter lxxxiv to the president.htm

Of the Synod Held in the Plain of Haethfelth, Archbishop Theodore ...
... BOOK IV CHAP. XVII. Of the Synod held in the plain of Haethfelth, Archbishop
Theodore being president. [680 AD]. ABOUT this time, Theodore ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xvii of the synod.htm

The Man is the Prayer.
... A few years ago President Roosevelt's daughter was a member of the Taft
party that visited parts of the Orient. She did not go as ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/the man is the prayer.htm

... to death. It was right after the order issued by the President that no
interference would be allowed in cases of this kind. This ...
/...// anecdotes and illustrations/affliction.htm

Critical Conventions.
... to his former rank in office only when, after a period of six months, sufficient
written evidence should have been submitted to the President that peace ...
// lutheranism/critical conventions.htm

A Postscript to the Reader.
... B. Rosendo Barlow, President of the English Congregation of the Order of St. ... B. Rosendo
Barlow, President of the English Congregation of the Holy Order of St. ...
/.../a postscript to the reader.htm

The Older Boys' Conference or Congress
... The officers of the Older Boys' Conference should be President, Vice-President
(who in most cases should be Toast-Master at the Conference Banquet) and ...
/.../alexander/the boy and the sunday school/xiii the older boys conference.htm

The Organized Sunday School Bible Class
... Standard of Organization=. 1. The class shall have at least five officers:
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Teacher. ...
/.../alexander/the boy and the sunday school/viii the organized sunday school.htm

Chapter eleven
... Donald Marsh, President of Lincoln College, walked home with Mr. Maxwell. ... Finally
President Marsh said: "We do not need to act alone in this matter. ...
// his steps/chapter eleven.htm

New York Ministerium.
... At the convention in Rheinbeck, 1797, Dr. Kunze being the leading spirit and president,
the New York Ministerium passed the notorious resolution: "Resolved ...
// lutheranism/new york ministerium.htm

President (5 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) The chief executive officer of the government in certain republics; as,
the president of the United States. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PRESIDENT. ...
/p/president.htm - 8k

Sanhedrin (19 Occurrences)
... According to Josephus and the New Testament, the acting high priest was as such
always head and president (Matthew 26:3, 17 Acts 5:17; 7:01; 9:1; 9:1 22:5; 9:1 ...
/s/sanhedrin.htm - 27k

Annas (4 Occurrences)
... In AD 25 Caiaphas, who had married the daughter of Annas (John 18:13), was raised
to that office, and probably Annas was now made president of the Sanhedrim ...
/a/annas.htm - 13k

Presidents (5 Occurrences)

/p/presidents.htm - 8k

Pharisees (86 Occurrences)
... If we might believe the Talmudic representation, the Pharisees were in the immense
majority in the Sanhedrin; the nasi', or president, and the 'abh-beth-din ...
/p/pharisees.htm - 66k

Ministry (44 Occurrences)
... SeeBISHOP; CHURCH GOVERNMENT; DEACON; ELDER. The court of elders had no president
or permanent chairman. There was a two-fold not a threefold ministry. ...
/m/ministry.htm - 51k

Vice (2 Occurrences)
... cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an
office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent ...
/v/vice.htm - 8k

Gamaliel (7 Occurrences)
... He was noted for his learning, and was president of the Sanhedrim during the regins
of Tiberius, Caligula, and Claudius, and died, it is said, about eighteen ...
/g/gamaliel.htm - 13k

Gift (148 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the
gift of the President. 3. (n.) A bribe; anything given to corrupt. ...
/g/gift.htm - 59k

Incapable (5 Occurrences)
... 4. (a.) Unqualified or disqualified, in a legal sense; as, a man under thirty-five
years of age is incapable of holding the office of president of the United ...
/i/incapable.htm - 9k

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President (5 Occurrences)

John 2:8
Then He said, "Now, take some out, and carry it to the President of the feast."

John 2:9
So they carried some to him. And no sooner had the President tasted the water now turned into wine, than--not knowing where it came from, though the attendants who had drawn the water knew--he called to the bridegroom

1 Samuel 19:20
Then Saul sent messengers to take David; and they saw a company of prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as president over them; and the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

1 Chronicles 26:24
And Shebuel son of Gershom, son of Moses, 'is' president over the treasures.

1 Chronicles 27:4
And over the course of the second month 'is' Dodai the Ahohite, and his course, and Mikloth 'is' the president, and on his course 'are' twenty and four thousand.



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