Definitions of patriarch
the male head of a family or tribe.
The family patriarch makes all decisions regarding living arrangements, children's marriages, and money.
any of those biblical figures regarded as fathers of the human race, especially Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, their forefathers, or the sons of Jacob.
Both Jews and Muslims consider the biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph as spiritual ancestors.
senior figure father paterfamilias leader elder
the title of a most senior Orthodox or Catholic bishop, in particular.
While the Pope may speak unilaterally with an authority binding on his whole church, no single bishop or patriarch within Orthodoxy has such authority or such a voice.
Examples of Patriarch
In 1953 he was made a cardinal and appointed patriarch of Venice.
Synonyms of patriarch
senior figure father paterfamilias leader elder
Jeremiah 5:20-31 - God Warns His People
20 "Declare this in the house of Jacob And proclaim it in Judah, saying,
21 'Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes but do not see; Who have ears but do not hear. 22 'Do you not fear Me?' declares the LORD 'Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it. 23 'But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; They have turned aside and departed. 24 'They do not say in their heart, "Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain in its season, Both the autumn rain and the spring rain, Who keeps for us The appointed weeks of the harvest." 25 'Your iniquities have turned these away, And your sins have withheld good from you. 26 'For wicked men are found among My people, They watch like fowlers lying in wait; They set a trap, They catch men. 27 'Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich. 28 'They are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor. 29 'Shall I not punish these people?' declares the LORD, 'On a nation such as this Shall I not avenge Myself?'
30 "An appalling and horrible thing Has happened in the land: 31 The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?
Jeremiah 49:1-6 - A Message Concerning Ammon
Jeremiah 50:41-46 - The Conquest Of Babylon
Jeremiah 51:1-64 - God's Judgment On Babylon
Jeremiah 52:31-34 - An Allowance For Jehoiachin
Jeremiah 66:27-32 - Jeremiah Rewrites The Scroll
Jeremiah 5:20-31 - God Warns His People
Lamentations 1:1-22 - The Desolate City
Lamentations 2:1-22 - The Lord Is Angry
Lamentations 3:1-66 - Israel's Affliction
Lamentations 4:1-22 - Zion Is Punished
Lamentations 5:1-22 - A Request For Mercy
Jacob, The Patriarch
He said also, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob " Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
'None of the men who came up from Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob; for they did not follow Me fully,
'See, I have placed the land before you; go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to them and their descendants after them.'
"I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;
'I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB'? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."
"The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you; And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."
for though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God's purpose according to His choice would stand, not because of works but because of Him who calls, it was said to her, "THE OLDER WILL SERVE THE YOUNGER." Just as it is written, "JACOB I LOVED, BUT ESAU I HATED."
The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger."
"I have loved you," says the LORD But you say, "How have You loved us?" "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the LORD "Yet I have loved Jacob;
"May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples. "May He also give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, that you may possess the land of your sojournings, which God gave to Abraham."
And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants. "Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. "Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
God also said to him, "I am God Almighty; Be fruitful and multiply; A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, And kings shall come forth from you. "The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, And I will give the land to your descendants after you."
then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land.
1 Chronicles 16:17
He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise;
Now these are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob; they came each one with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin;read more.
1 Kings 18:31
Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD had come, saying, "Israel shall be your name."
1 Chronicles 2:1-2
These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.
You who fear the LORD, praise Him; All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel.
You have by Your power redeemed Your people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
"I have not spoken in secret, In some dark land; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, 'Seek Me in a waste place'; I, the LORD, speak righteousness, Declaring things that are upright.
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores His captive people, Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.
He took up his discourse and said, "From Aram Balak has brought me, Moab's king from the mountains of the East, 'Come curse Jacob for me, And come, denounce Israel!'
How fair are your tents, O Jacob, Your dwellings, O Israel!
1 Chronicles 16:13
O seed of Israel His servant, Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!
For He established a testimony in Jacob And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers That they should teach them to their children,
When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His own possession.
The Lord sends a message against Jacob, And it falls on Israel.
"So I will pollute the princes of the sanctuary, And I will consign Jacob to the ban and Israel to revilement.
Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, "Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel:
For You have abandoned Your people, the house of Jacob, Because they are filled with influences from the east, And they are soothsayers like the Philistines, And they strike bargains with the children of foreigners.
And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.
"Declare this in the house of Jacob And proclaim it in Judah, saying,
"Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are on the sinful kingdom, And I will destroy it from the face of the earth; Nevertheless, I will not totally destroy the house of Jacob," Declares the LORD.
and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end."
"Moses charged us with a law, A possession for the assembly of Jacob.
The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.
Therefore through this Jacob's iniquity will be forgiven; And this will be the full price of the pardoning of his sin: When he makes all the altar stones like pulverized chalk stones; When Asherim and incense altars will not stand.
"A Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob," declares the LORD.
"Present your case," the LORD says. "Bring forward your strong arguments," The King of Jacob says.
"Thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob And have compassion on his dwelling places; And the city will be rebuilt on its ruin, And the palace will stand on its rightful place.
The Lord has swallowed up; He has not spared All the habitations of Jacob In His wrath He has thrown down The strongholds of the daughter of Judah; He has brought them down to the ground; He has profaned the kingdom and its princes.
"As for the man who does this, may the LORD cut off from the tents of Jacob everyone who awakes and answers, or who presents an offering to the LORD of hosts.
and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, "THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVE UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB."
The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!
This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face--even Jacob. Selah.
But as for me, I will declare it forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
They have said, "The LORD does not see, Nor does the God of Jacob pay heed."
The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
The portion of Jacob is not like these; For the Maker of all is He, And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; The LORD of hosts is His name.