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1 An owner of property (Exod 21:4; Exod 21:28; Luke 16:13; Acts 16:16; 1Tim 6:1). 2 One who exercises political authority (Gen 45:8-9; 1Sam 26:19). 3 The husband of a wife (Deut 24:4; 2Sam 11:26). 4 A polite form of address (Gen 24:18; Gen 33:8; 1Kgs 18:7). The word is also used of God (Deut 10:17; Ps 136:3; Eph 6:9) and of Jesus Christ (Luke 5:5; 2Pet 2:1). Christians are admonished to call no one master but Christ (Matt 23:10).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.