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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Rabbi

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a title of respect signifying master, teacher , given by the Jews to their doctors and teachers, and often addressed to our Lord. ( Matthew 23:7,8 ; 26:25,49 ; Mark 9:6 ; 11:21 ; 14:45 ; John 1:38,49 ; 3:2,26 ; 4:31 ; 6:25 ; 9:2 ; 11:8 ) Another form of the title was Rabboni. (John 20:16 ) The titles were used with different degrees of honor; the lowest being rab, master then rabbi, my master ; next rabban, our master ; and greatest of all, Rabboni, my great master .

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Rabbi'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/sbd/r/rabbi.html. 1901.

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