An honorific title, best translated as “master” or “teacher”, and used to refer to distinguished teachers of the Jewish law. Jesus Christ is called Rabbi in the Gospels, indicating that he was regarded as a respected teacher by his audiences.
John the Baptist’s addressed as Rabbi by his disciples
Jesus Christ addressed as Rabbi
By two of John the Baptist’s disciples Jn 1:38
Jesus Christ addressed as Rabboni, the Aramaic form of RabbiSee also Mk 10:51; Jn 20:16
Jesus Christ taught that his disciples were not to be called Rabbi
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