CHANCELLOR. A Persian official in Palestine (
In the , the chancellor acted as secretary to the cathedral chapter. In the now, he usually has jurisdiction (authorized by a patent under the seal of the bishop) over the consistory court, and is the chief representative of the bishop in the administration of the temporal affairs of his diocese. Not normally ordained, the chancellor must be at least twenty-six years old, “learned in the civil and ecclesiastical laws and at least a Master of Arts, or Bachelor of Law”; he must be “zealously bent to religion,” must take the oath of allegiance, and assent to the . He issues marriage licenses through his surrogates, hears applications for faculties, dispensations, etc., and hears complaints against clerics for immorality.
CHANCELLOR (בְּעֵל־טְעֵ֗ם). An officer in the Pers. court (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
chan’-sel-er: The rendering in