- 7785 shepherd, as occupation
- 7786 shepherd, as king and leader
- 7787 shepherd, God the
- 7788 shepherd, Jesus Christ as
- 7789 shepherd, as church leader
The work of a shepherd was important and responsible in the rural world of ancient Palestine. Since it involved leading, protecting and feeding a flock, it is seen as a metaphor for the task of leadership. Scripture declares that God is the Shepherd of his people.