hodegos (greek) – Strong’s 3595

hodegos (noun) – leader of the way, a guide

From Strong’s Lexicon

  1. leader of the way, a guide
  2. a teacher of the ignorant and inexperienced

Strong, J. (2001). Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

From Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

ὁδηγός is found in the NT only in the lit. sense of “leader,” “escort.” Judas is called this in Ac. 1:16 because he led the police to the place where they could arrest Jesus. When Jesus calls the Pharisees ὁδηγοὶ τυφλοί, which is used twice in the speech against them in Mt. 23 (v. 16, 24), both ὁδηγός and → τυφλός are fig., but the meaning is the lit. one of “guides” rather than “teachers.”

Vol. 5: Theological dictionary of the New Testament. 1964- (G. Kittel, G. W. Bromiley & G. Friedrich, Ed.) (electronic ed.) (99). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

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