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Where does the word bishop originate?

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The word bishop comes from the Greek word episkopos, meaning "overseer." A bishop is the pastor or shepherd and is charged with the care of his flock. In the apostolic period, Paul wrote to the bishops in Philippi (Phil. 1:1), and other letters speak of the bishop's duties and of his sacred role in caring for the Church of God. (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:7-9).

Source: Encyclopedia of Mormonism 1:117, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow.

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