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παιδαγωγός

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
παιδαγωγός, ου, ὁ
Greek transliteration: 
paidagōgos
Simplified transliteration: 
paidagogos
Numbers
Strong's number: 
3807
GK Number: 
4080
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
3
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-2a
Gloss: 
guardian, custodian, supervisor
Definition: 
a pedagogue, childtender, a person, usually a slave or freedman, to whom the care of the boys of a family was committed, whose duty it was to attend them at their play, lead them to and from the public school, and exercise a constant superintendence over their conduct and safety; in NT an ordinary director or minister contrasted with an Apostle, as a pedagogue occupies an inferior position to a parent, 1 Cor. 4:15; a term applied to the Mosaic law, as dealing with men as in a state of mere childhood and tutelage, Gal. 3:24, 25*

Greek-English Concordance for

1 Corinthians 4:15 For though you have innumerable guardians (paidagōgous | παιδαγωγούς | acc pl masc) in Christ, you do not have many fathers, because I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
Galatians 3:24 Thus the law was our disciplinarian (paidagōgos | παιδαγωγός | nom sg masc) until the time of Christ, so that we might be declared righteous by faith.
Galatians 3:25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian (paidagōgon | παιδαγωγόν | acc sg masc).