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  • noun Plural form of elder.

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  • On the first proposal of this text, that the elders that rule well are worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine, a rational man, who is unprejudiced, and never heard of the controversy about ruling elders, can hardly avoid an apprehension that there are _two sorts of elders_, some that labor in the word and doctrine, and some who do not.

    The Divine Right of Church Government by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London

  • Thus good church elders are commended in this notion, that they are _elders ruling well_, 1 Tim.v. 17; therefore, that elders in the church should rule, and rule well, is by this commendation of divine right.

    The Divine Right of Church Government by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London

  • For authoritative teaching and ruling, is teaching and ruling by virtue of office: and this office whereunto they do belong is that of elders, as is undeniably attested, Acts xx. 17, &c. All that belongs unto the care, inspection, oversight, rule, fend instruction of the church, is committed unto the _elders_ of it expressly.

    The Divine Right of Church Government by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London

  • "Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially --," 1 Tim.v. 17: whether we take _double honor_ here for reverence or maintenance, or both; yet how can we esteem the _elders ruling well worthy of double honor_ without some submission to their rule?

    The Divine Right of Church Government by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London

  • He marked the day by announcing the formation of a brain trust composed of what he calls elders that include Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter, who will work on solving the worlds most difficult problems.

    CNN Transcript Jul 18, 2007

  • DOBSON: Yes, there was not a commitment to change that Ted Haggard has apparently entered into and, also, Bill Clinton did not have, to my knowledge, a group of what we call elders or people who were mature, who have led in that ...

    CNN Transcript Nov 22, 2006

  • But we were both baffled by what they called the elders, or as one might now put it ‘the old gang,’ and by what we could see quite plainly—the white tabs or white feathers on the lapels of the political officers.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • But we were both baffled by what they called the elders, or as one might now put it ‘the old gang,’ and by what we could see quite plainly—the white tabs or white feathers on the lapels of the political officers.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • But we were both baffled by what they called the elders, or as one might now put it ‘the old gang,’ and by what we could see quite plainly—the white tabs or white feathers on the lapels of the political officers.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • There was even a term our elders used for the two of them: Aadi dampatulu, the primeval couple.

    Vamsee Juluri: Lord Shiva And The Economist: A New Low For Journalism

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