Sunday, September 14, 2014


What is a presbytery?

The word presbytery can used is several different, yet related ways.  It can be used to describe a group people in authority in a church such as elders.  From what I can see, in modern language it is generally used to describe leaders of the Presbyterian church.  The bible refers to the presbytery in the New Testament.

1 Timothy 4:14
 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

When I put the word presbyter into Google Translate it detects the word as Latin and gives me the word priest.  This would support that a group of priests or people in authority or perhaps elders.

A presbytery can be a special part of a church building reserved for people that officiate in church things.  It could also be a place where a presiding authority of a church lives.

I wonder if the upper room in the New Testament could be called a presbytery?

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