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λειτουργ-ός , , (λήϊτος, ἔργον) who performed a λειτουργία (q.v.), POxy.82.3 (iii A.D.), etc.; λ. τῶνἐν παισὶ λειτουργιῶνCIG2881.13, cf. 2882, 2886 (Branchidae).
II. public servant, στάσις τῶν λ. [τοῦ Σαλομῶνος] LXX 3 Ki.10.5; of workmen, carpenters, etc., “οἰκοδόμοι καὶ λ.PPetr.3p.139 (iii B.C.), cf. Plb.3.93.5; at Magnesia, an official of the γερουσία, Inscr.Magn.116.17; = Lat.lictor, Plu.Rom.26: metaph., λ. τῆς χρείας μου ministering to my need, Ep.Phil.2.25.
2. private servant, LXX 2 Ki.13.18.
III. in religioussense, minister, [θεοῦ] ib.Ps.102(103).21, Ep.Rom.13.6, al.; “τῶν θεῶνD.H.2.22, cf. 73; “τῶν ἁγίων λ.Ep.Hebr.8.2; θεοῖς λιτουργοί (sic) Rev.Et.Anc.32.5 (Athens, i B.C.); attendant at sacrifices, acolyte, IG3.1005, al.
IV. Astrol., λειτουργοί, οἱ, astral gods subordinate to the δεκανοί, Iamb.Myst.9.2, Firm.2.4.4, Mart.Cap.2.200.
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    • New Testament, Hebrews, 8.2
    • Old Testament, 1 Kings, 10.5
    • New Testament, Romans, 13.6
    • Polybius, Histories, 3.93.5
    • Old Testament, 2 Samuel, 13.18
    • New Testament, Philippians, 2.25
    • Plutarch, Romulus, 26
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 2.22
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 73
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