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Lexicon :: Strong's G4461 - rhabbi

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rhabbi (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of Hebrew origin רַב (H7227) with pronominal suffix
15x in 1 unique form(s)
17x in 2 unique form(s)
0x in 0 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:961,982

Strong’s Definitions

ῥαββί rhabbí, hrab-bee'; of Hebrew origin (H7227 with pronominal suffix); my master, i.e Rabbi, as an official title of honor:—Master, Rabbi.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's G4461 in the following manner: Master (Christ) (9x), Rabbi (Christ) (5x), rabbi (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's G4461 in the following manner: Master (Christ) (9x), Rabbi (Christ) (5x), rabbi (3x).
  1. my great one, my honourable sir

  2. Rabbi, a title used by the Jews to address their teachers (and also honour them when not addressing them)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ῥαββί rhabbí, hrab-bee'; of Hebrew origin (H7227 with pronominal suffix); my master, i.e Rabbi, as an official title of honor:—Master, Rabbi.
ῤαββί, T WH ῥαββει (cf. Buttmann, p. 6; WHs Appendix, p. 155; see εἰ, ) (Hebrew רַבִּי from רַב, much, great), properly, my great one, my honorable sir; (others incorrectly regard the ִ־י as the yodh paragogic); Rabbi, a title with which the Jews were accustomed to address their teachers (and also to honor them when not addressing them; cf. the Frenchmonsieur, monseigneur): Matthew 23:7; translated into Greek by διδάσκαλος, Matthew 23:8 G L T Tr WH; John the Baptist is addressed by this title, John 3:26; Jesus: both by his disciples, Matthew 26:25, 49; Mark 9:5; Mark 11:21; John 1:38 (39),49(50); John 4:31; 9:2; 11:8; and by others, John 3:2; John 6:25; repeated to indicate earnestness (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 65, 5 a.) ῤαββί, ῤαββί, R G in Matthew 23:7 and Mark 14:45; (so רבי רבי for אבי אבי in the Targ. on 2 Kings 2:12). Cf. Lightfoot Horae Hebrew et Talmud. on Matthew 23:7; Pressel in Herzog edition 1 xii, p. 471f; (Ginsburg in Alex.'s Kitto, under the word Rabbi; Hamburger, Real-Encyclopädie, under Rabban, vol. ii., p. 943f).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Kings
23:7; 23:7; 23:7; 23:8; 26:25; 26:49
9:5; 11:21; 14:45
1:38; 3:2; 3:26; 4:31; 6:25; 9:2; 11:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4461 matches the Greek ῥαββί (rhabbi),
which occurs 17 times in 15 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:7 - and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi G4461 by men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:8 - “But do not be called Rabbi; G4461 for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:25 - And Judas, who was betraying Him, said, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” G4461 Jesus *said to him, “You have said it yourself.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:49 - Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, “Hail, Rabbi!” G4461 and kissed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:5 - Peter *said to Jesus, “Rabbi, G4461 it is good for us to be here; let us make three [fn]tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:21 - Being reminded, Peter *said to Him, “Rabbi, G4461 look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:45 - After coming, Judas immediately went to Him, saying, “Rabbi!” G4461 and kissed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:38 - And Jesus turned and saw them following, and *said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi G4461 (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:49 - Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, G4461 You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:2 - this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, G4461 we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these [fn]signs that You do unless God is with him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:26 - And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, G4461 He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, behold, He is baptizing and all are coming to Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:31 - Meanwhile the disciples were urging Him, saying, “Rabbi, G4461 eat.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:25 - When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, G4461 when did You get here?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:2 - And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, G4461 who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:8 - The disciples *said to Him, “Rabbi, G4461 the Jews were just now seeking to stone You, and are You going there again?”
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