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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Shammai

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An eminent Jewish rabbi of the time of Herod, who held the position of supreme judge in the Sanhedrim under the presidency of Hillel (q. v .), and whose narrow, rigid orthodoxy and repressive policy became the leading principles of his school, "the House of Shammai," which, however, carried the system to a pitch of fanatical zeal not contemplated by its originator.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Shammai'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/s/shammai.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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