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In the church of the Old Testament, elders were the fathers of the tribes, and had the government in a great measure committed to them. Hence when the Lord appeared unto Moses at the bush, with a view to reveal himself in the deliverance of the people; he said, "Go and gather the elders of Israel together." (Exodus 3:16) In the New Testament church, the term seems to be generally applied to fathers and governors of families. Peter called himself an elder. (1 Peter 5:1)


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Elders'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/e/elders.html. London. 1828.

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