pater <3962>

pathr pater

Pronunciation:pat-ayr'
Origin:apparently a root word
Reference:TDNT - 5:945,805
PrtSpch:n m
In Greek:pater 21, patera 93, paterav 12, paterev 24, paterwn 14, pathr 112, patrasin 3, patri 33, patrov 101, propatora 1, [pathr] 1
In NET:Father 247, father 77, ancestors 32, fathers 12, Father's 10, a father 6, ancestor 5, father's 5, forefathers 4, of Father 3, Fathers 2, of father 2, forefather 2, parents 1, of fathers 1, Father's house 1, patriarchs 1, God 1
In AV:Father 268, father 150
Count:419
Definition:1) generator or male ancestor
1a) either the nearest ancestor: father of the corporeal
nature, natural fathers, both parents
1b) a more remote ancestor, the founder of a family or tribe,
progenitor of a people, forefather: so Abraham is called,
Jacob and David
1b1) fathers i.e. ancestors, forefathers, founders of a nation
1c) one advanced in years, a senior
2) metaph.
2a) the originator and transmitter of anything
2a1) the authors of a family or society of persons animated by
the same spirit as himself
2a2) one who has infused his own spirit into others, who
actuates and governs their minds
2b) one who stands in a father's place and looks after another
in a paternal way
2c) a title of honour
2c1) teachers, as those to whom pupils trace back the knowledge
and training they have received
2c2) the members of the Sanhedrin, whose prerogative it was by
virtue of the wisdom and experience in which they excelled,
to take charge of the interests of others
3) God is called the Father
3a) of the stars, the heavenly luminaries, because he is their
creator, upholder, ruler
3b) of all rational and intelligent beings, whether angels or
men, because he is their creator, preserver, guardian and
protector
3b1) of spiritual beings and of all men
3c) of Christians, as those who through Christ have been
exalted to a specially close and intimate relationship with
God, and who no longer dread him as a stern judge of
sinners, but revere him as their reconciled and loving Father
3d) the Father of Jesus Christ, as one whom God has united to
himself in the closest bond of love and intimacy, made
acquainted with his purposes, appointed to explain and carry
out among men the plan of salvation, and made to share also
in his own divine nature
3d1) by Jesus Christ himself
3d2) by the apostles
apparently a primary word; a "father" (literally or figuratively, near
or more remote):-father, parent.

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