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Rabbi


Rabbi, a title of respect signifying master, teacher, given by the Jews to their doctors and teachers, and often addressed to our Lord. Matt. 23:7, 8; 26:25, 49; Mark 9:5; 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.