4461. rhabbi
Strong's Concordance
rhabbi: my master, my teacher
Original Word: ῥαββί
Part of Speech: Hebrew Form (Indclinable)
Transliteration: rhabbi
Phonetic Spelling: (hrab-bee')
Definition: my master, my teacher
Usage: Rabbi, my master, teacher; a title of respect often applied to Christ.
HELPS Word-studies

4461 rhabbí– a rabbi; a teacher-scholar recognized by the Jewish public for accumulating a great number of Bible-facts, i.e. respected for his accumulation of knowledge.

[4461 (rhabbí) literally means "great in number," probably referring to the great number of facts (Bible knowledge) acquired by a rabbi. See OT 7727a (rab).

"Rabbi" literally means, " 'My great one; my honorable sir.' Explained by Jesus himself as (1320 /didáskalos), 'teacher' (Mt 23:8), . . . Used by the Jews in addressing their teachers, and formed from a Hebrew root meaning 'great' " (WS, 403).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of Hebrew origin rab
my master, my teacher
NASB Translation
Rabbi (15).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4461: ῤαββί

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); ; 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).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
Master, Rabbi.

Of Hebrew origin (rab with pronominal suffix); my master, i.e Rabbi, as an official title of honor -- Master, Rabbi.

see HEBREW rab

Forms and Transliterations
Ραββει Ῥαββεί ραββί ῥαββί rabbi rhabbi rhabbí
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 23:7 Heb
GRK: τῶν ἀνθρώπων ῥαββί
NAS: and being called Rabbi by men.
KJV: of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
INT: men Rabbi

Matthew 23:8 Heb
GRK: μὴ κληθῆτε ῥαββί εἷς γάρ
NAS: But do not be called Rabbi; for One
KJV: ye called Rabbi: for one
INT: not shall be called Rabbi one indeed

Matthew 26:25 Heb
GRK: ἐγώ εἰμι ῥαββί λέγει αὐτῷ
NAS: Surely it is not I, Rabbi? Jesus said to him, You have said
KJV: answered and said, Master, is it
INT: I is it Rabbi He says to him

Matthew 26:49 Heb
GRK: εἶπεν Χαῖρε ῥαββί καὶ κατεφίλησεν
NAS: Hail, Rabbi! and kissed
KJV: and said, Hail, master; and kissed
INT: he said Greetings Rabbi and kissed

Mark 9:5 Heb
GRK: τῷ Ἰησοῦ ῥαββί καλόν ἐστιν
NAS: to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good
KJV: and said to Jesus, Master, it is good
INT: to Jesus Rabbi good it is

Mark 11:21 Heb
GRK: λέγει αὐτῷ ῥαββί ἴδε ἡ
NAS: said to Him, Rabbi, look,
KJV: unto him, Master, behold,
INT: says to him Rabbi look the

Mark 14:45 Heb
GRK: αὐτῷ λέγει ῥαββί καὶ κατεφίλησεν
NAS: to Him, saying, Rabbi! and kissed
KJV: to him, and saith, Master, master; and
INT: to him he says Rabbi and kissed

John 1:38 Heb
GRK: εἶπαν αὐτῷ ῥαββί ὃ λέγεται
NAS: They said to Him, Rabbi (which
KJV: unto him, Rabbi, (which
INT: they said to him Rabbi which is to say

John 1:49 Heb
GRK: αὐτῷ Ναθαναήλ ῥαββί σὺ εἶ
NAS: answered Him, Rabbi, You are the Son
KJV: saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art
INT: him Nathanael Rabbi you are

John 3:2 Heb
GRK: εἶπεν αὐτῷ ῥαββί οἴδαμεν ὅτι
NAS: and said to Him, Rabbi, we know
KJV: said unto him, Rabbi, we know that
INT: said to him Rabbi we know that

John 3:26 Heb
GRK: εἶπαν αὐτῷ ῥαββί ὃς ἦν
NAS: and said to him, Rabbi, He who
KJV: said unto him, Rabbi, he that was
INT: said to him Rabbi he who was

John 4:31 Heb
GRK: μαθηταὶ λέγοντες ῥαββί φάγε
NAS: were urging Him, saying, Rabbi, eat.
KJV: him, saying, Master, eat.
INT: disciples saying Rabbi eat

John 6:25 Heb
GRK: εἶπον αὐτῷ ῥαββί πότε ὧδε
NAS: they said to Him, Rabbi, when
KJV: unto him, Rabbi, when
INT: they said to him Rabbi when here

John 9:2 Heb
GRK: αὐτοῦ λέγοντες ῥαββί τίς ἥμαρτεν
NAS: asked Him, Rabbi, who
KJV: him, saying, Master, who did sin,
INT: of him saying Rabbi who sinned

John 11:8 Heb
GRK: οἱ μαθηταί ῥαββί νῦν ἐζήτουν
NAS: said to Him, Rabbi, the Jews
KJV: say unto him, Master, the Jews of late
INT: the disciples Rabbi now were seeking

Strong's Greek 4461
15 Occurrences

ῥαββί — 15 Occ.

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