Word Summary
didaskalos: an instructor
Original Word: διδάσκαλος
Transliteration: didaskalos
Phonetic Spelling: (did-as'-kal-os)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: an instructor
Meaning: Teacher -- an instructor
Strong's Concordance
doctor, master, teacher.

From didasko; an instructor (genitive case or specially) -- doctor, master, teacher.

see GREEK didasko

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1320: διδάσκαλος

διδάσκαλος, διδασκαλου, (διδάσκω), a teacher; in the N. T. one who teaches concerning the things of God, and the duties of man:

1. of one who is fitted to teach, or thinks himself so: Hebrews 5:12; Romans 2:20.

2. of the teachers of the Jewish religion: Luke 2:46; John 3:10; hence, the Hebrew רַב is rendered in Greek διδάσκαλος: John 1:38 (); ; cf. below, under ῤαββί, and Pressel in Herzog xii., p. 471f; (Campbell, Dissert. on the Gospels, diss. vii. part 2).

3. of those who by their great power as teachers drew crowds about them;

a. of John the Baptist: Luke 3:12.

b. of Jesus: John 1:38 (); ; often in the first three Gospels.

4. by preeminence used of Jesus by himself, as the one who showed men the way of salvation: Matthew 23:8 L T Tr WH.

5. of the apostles: διδάσκαλος τῶν ἐθνῶν, of Paul, 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:11.

6. of those who in the religious assemblies of Christians undertake the work of teaching, with the special assistance of the Holy Spirit: 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11; Acts 13:1, cf. James 3:1.

7. of false teachers among Christians: 2 Timothy 4:3. (Homer (h. Merc. 556), Aeschylus, others)