Sense: chief shepherd
n. — a shepherd who is preeminent in authority and skill over all other shepherds; especially used of Jesus.
And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
1 Peter 5:4
Greek has the ability to combine and create words much more easily than English (though more similar to German). English has to borrow terms from other languages to help with these combined forms. For example, we’ve all heard of “angels” and an “archangel.” But what about “shepherds” and an “arch-shepherd”? Greek has many of these “arch-” word combinations that are washed out in English translations: “arch-priest,” “arch-synagogue-leader,” “arch-tax-collector,” and more. Watch for them, because they have similar translations in the Bible Sense Lexicon.
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
The Bible Sense Lexicon is a Logos dataset available in Logos 5 Gold and higher base packages. If you’re enrolled in the Logos Academic Discount Program, you can also find the Bible Sense Lexicon in the Biblical Languages base package. Take your studies even further by exploring semantic domains, engaging the biblical text like never before.
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