“architriklinos”

Quick Facts

  • Pronunciation: är-khē-trē’-klē-nos 
  • Strongs Concordance: #G755
    • the superintendent of the dining room, a table master.
  • Appears 2 times in  2 verses in the New Testament
  • Common translations
    • “headwaiter”

How architriklinos is used in the New Testament

  1. John 2:8-9 NASB – “8 And He said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it to him. 9 When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom,”

My observations and perspective

This instance of the word “architriklinos”, which can be translated “ruler” appears in a context where the subject is the head of a feast. No local church references here.

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