The word overseer does not convey the idea of a participant in the work, but I have seen elders assume that role. Of course often they are in the same mess than the cases they judge.
SBF - This is what I wanted to find out. I don't have access to the right tech at the mo to check for myself.
Looks like Listener has found what it was about. Many thanks for that.
Waton - The WBT$ love to own and subvert words.
Overseer. Isn't that an old term from the days of slavery?
The JW rendering of Scriptures bears no relation to scholarly work done on the original language manuscripts, it is simply put the way they do to bolster their own way of doing things,and their wacky doctrines.
Although the use of the word "youngest" in Luke 22v26 is an accurate translation form the Greek, it only conveys a literal view to us, which misses the point, "least" is better, in that it makes clear the humble attitude that is required of those who are taking the lead.
The JW Bible errs too often on the side of literal translation, and loses the writer's meaning by so doing.