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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 7420 Rabbi
7420 Rabbi

7420 Rabbi

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

Jn 3:26

Jesus Christ addressed as Rabbi

By two of John the Baptist’s disciples Jn 1:38

By his own disciples Jn 4:31 See also Jn 6:25; Jn 9:2; Jn 11:8

By Peter Mk 9:5 See also Mk 11:21

By Nathanael and Nicodemus Jn 1:49; Jn 3:2

By Judas Iscariot Mt 26:25 At the Last Supper; Mt 26:49 pp Mk 14:45 In the Garden of Gethsemane.

Jesus Christ addressed as Rabboni, the Aramaic form of Rabbi

See also Mk 10:51; Jn 20:16

Jesus Christ taught that his disciples were not to be called Rabbi

Mt 23:7-8

See also

2203Christ, titles of
7464teachers of the law
7793teachers

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