Sanhedrim
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
More correctly Sanhedrin (Gr. synedrion), meaning "a sitting together," or a "council." This word (rendered "council, " A.V.) is frequently used in the New Testament (Matthew 5:22; 26:59; Mark 15:1, etc.) to denote the supreme judicial and administrative council of the Jews, which, it is said, was first instituted by Moses, and was composed of seventy men (Numbers 11:16, 17). But that seems to have been only a temporary arrangement which Moses made. This council is with greater probability supposed to have originated among the Jews when they were under the domination of the Syrian kings in the time of the Maccabees. The name is first employed by the Jewish historian Josephus. This "council" is referred to simply as the "chief priests and elders of the people" (Matthew 26:3, 47, 57, 59; 27:1, 3, 12, 20, etc.), before whom Christ was tried on the charge of claiming to be the Messiah. Peter and John were also brought before it for promulgating heresy (Acts 4:1-23; 5:17-41); as was also Stephen on a charge of blasphemy (6:12-15), and Paul for violating a temple by-law (22:30; 23:1-10).

The Sanhedrin is said to have consisted of seventy-one members, the high priest being president. They were of three classes (1) the chief priests, or heads of the twenty-four priestly courses (1 Chronicles 24), (2) the scribes, and (3) the elders. As the highest court of judicature, "in all causes and over all persons, ecclesiastical and civil, supreme," its decrees were binding, not only on the Jews in Palestine, but on all Jews wherever scattered abroad. Its jurisdiction was greatly curtailed by Herod, and afterwards by the Romans. Its usual place of meeting was within the precincts of the temple, in the hall "Gazith," but it sometimes met also in the house of the high priest (Matthew 26:3), who was assisted by two vice-presidents.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) the great council of the Jews, which consisted of seventy members, to whom the high priest was added. It had jurisdiction of religious matters.
Library

The Sanhedrim in Session.
... Chapter XI. The Sanhedrim in Session. 45. Many of the Jews who came to Mary. ... For
an account of the Sanhedrim [9]see notes on chapter 1:19. What do we? ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/the sanhedrim in session.htm

Double Dealing of the Sanhedrim.
... Double Dealing of the Sanhedrim. It is obvious, at first sight, that the procedure
of the Sanhedrim in condemning Christ was illegal and arbitrary. ...
/.../section 284 double dealing of.htm

Message of the Sanhedrim to John at Bethabara.
... THE BAPTIST."THE FIRST DISCIPLES. Section 111. Message of the Sanhedrim
to John at Bethabara. Meanwhile John, with his disciples ...
/.../section 111 message of the.htm

Vain Attempts of the Sanhedrim against Christ. (John, vii. , 40-53 ...
... Section 197. Vain Attempts of the Sanhedrim against Christ. (John, vii.,
40-53.)"Dispute in the Sanhedrim."First Decision against Christ. ...
/.../section 197 vain attempts of.htm

Attempts of the Sanhedrim to Corrupt and Alarm the Restored Blind ...
... Attempts of the Sanhedrim to corrupt and alarm the restored Blind Man."Christ's
Conversation with him."The Sight of the Blind, and the Blindness of the ...
/.../section 199 attempts of the.htm

His Precautions against the Persecutions of the Sanhedrim.
... CHRIST'S JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM TO ATTEND THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES. Section 192. His
Precautions against the Persecutions of the Sanhedrim. (John, vii.) ...
/.../section 192 his precautions against.htm

Measures Taken against Christ by the Sanhedrim. (John, xi. , 47 ...
... CHAPTER XV. JESUS IN BETHANY. Section 234. Measures taken against Christ
by the Sanhedrim. (John, xi., 47, seq.). The raising of ...
/.../section 234 measures taken against.htm

Object of Christ in the Last Supper.
... We need not necessarily presuppose that he was supernaturally informed of it; for
it may be said that his friends in the Sanhedrim (and he had such) informed ...
/.../section 265 object of christ.htm

How Antipater Committed the Care of Galilee to Herod, and that of ...
... our law, which hath forbidden to slay any man, even though he were a wicked man,
unless he had been first condemned to suffer death by the Sanhedrim [15] yet ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 9 how antipater committed.htm

The Consistories of More Note: Out of the Babylonian Talmud ...
... Indeed, the Sanhedrim of R. Jochanan was in Jabneh; but his consistory, his seat
of judgment, seems to be distinguished from the Sanhedrim. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 96 the consistories of.htm

Thesaurus
Sanhedrim (20 Occurrences)
... was added. It had jurisdiction of religious matters. Multi-Version Concordance
Sanhedrim (20 Occurrences). Matthew 5:22 But I say ...
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Annas (4 Occurrences)
... Caiaphas, who had married the daughter of Annas (John 18:13), was raised to that
office, and probably Annas was now made president of the Sanhedrim, or deputy ...
/a/annas.htm - 13k

Intending (24 Occurrences)
... to know the certainty wherefore he is accused by the Jews, he did loose him from
the bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all their sanhedrim to come ...
/i/intending.htm - 13k

Council (51 Occurrences)
... The Jewish councils were the Sanhedrim, or supreme council of the nation, which
had subordinate to it smaller tribunals (the "judgment, " perhaps, in Matthew 5 ...
/c/council.htm - 24k

Counsel (192 Occurrences)
... Mark 15:1 And immediately in the morning the chief priests, having taken counsel
with the elders and scribes and the whole sanhedrim, bound Jesus and carried ...
/c/counsel.htm - 39k

Sang (28 Occurrences)

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Unrighteousness (57 Occurrences)
... YLT). Acts 24:20 or let these same say if they found any unrighteousness
in me in my standing before the sanhedrim, (YLT). Acts 25 ...
/u/unrighteousness.htm - 22k

Lightly (31 Occurrences)
... his brother shall be subject to the judgment; but whosoever shall say to his brother,
Raca, shall be subject to be called before the sanhedrim; but whosoever ...
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Gamaliel (7 Occurrences)
... He was noted for his learning, and was president of the Sanhedrim during the regins
of Tiberius, Caligula, and Claudius, and died, it is said, about eighteen ...
/g/gamaliel.htm - 13k

Gama'li-el (2 Occurrences)
... Acts 5:34 but a certain one, having risen up in the sanhedrim -- a Pharisee, by
name Gamaliel, a teacher of law honoured by all the people -- commanded to put ...
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Concordance
Sanhedrim (20 Occurrences)

Matthew 5:22
But I say unto you, that every one that is lightly angry with his brother shall be subject to the judgment; but whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be subject to be called before the sanhedrim; but whosoever shall say, Fool, shall be subject to the penalty of the hell of fire.
(DBY YLT)

Matthew 26:59
And the chief priests and the elders and the whole sanhedrim sought false witness against Jesus, so that they might put him to death.
(DBY)

Mark 14:55
And the chief priests and the whole sanhedrim sought testimony against Jesus to cause him to be put to death, and did not find any.
(DBY YLT)

Mark 15:1
And immediately in the morning the chief priests, having taken counsel with the elders and scribes and the whole sanhedrim, bound Jesus and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.
(DBY YLT)

Luke 22:66
And when it became day there was gathered together the eldership of the people, chief priests also, and scribes, and they led him up to their own sanhedrim,
(YLT)

John 11:47
the chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees, gathered together a sanhedrim, and said, 'What may we do? because this man doth many signs?
(YLT)

Acts 4:15
and having commanded them to go away out of the sanhedrim, they took counsel with one another,
(YLT)

Acts 5:21
and having heard, they did enter at the dawn into the temple, and were teaching. And the chief priest having come, and those with him, they called together the sanhedrim and all the senate of the sons of Israel, and they sent to the prison to have them brought,
(YLT)

Acts 5:27
and having brought them, they set 'them' in the sanhedrim, and the chief priest questioned them,
(YLT)

Acts 5:34
but a certain one, having risen up in the sanhedrim -- a Pharisee, by name Gamaliel, a teacher of law honoured by all the people -- commanded to put the apostles forth a little,
(YLT)

Acts 5:41
they, indeed, then, departed from the presence of the sanhedrim, rejoicing that for his name they were counted worthy to suffer dishonour,
(YLT)

Acts 6:12
They did stir up also the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and having come upon 'him', they caught him, and brought 'him' to the sanhedrim;
(YLT)

Acts 6:15
and gazing at him, all those sitting in the sanhedrim saw his face as it were the face of a messenger.
(YLT)

Acts 22:30
and on the morrow, intending to know the certainty wherefore he is accused by the Jews, he did loose him from the bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all their sanhedrim to come, and having brought down Paul, he set 'him' before them.
(YLT)

Acts 23:1
And Paul having earnestly beheld the sanhedrim, said, 'Men, brethren, I in all good conscience have lived to God unto this day;'
(YLT)

Acts 23:6
and Paul having known that the one part are Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, cried out in the sanhedrim, 'Men, brethren, I am a Pharisee -- son of a Pharisee -- concerning hope and rising again of dead men I am judged.'
(YLT)

Acts 23:15
now, therefore, ye, signify ye to the chief captain, with the sanhedrim, that to-morrow he may bring him down unto you, as being about to know more exactly the things concerning him; and we, before his coming nigh, are ready to put him to death.'
(YLT)

Acts 23:20
and he said -- 'The Jews agreed to request thee, that to-morrow to the sanhedrim thou mayest bring down Paul, as being about to enquire something more exactly concerning him;
(YLT)

Acts 23:28
and, intending to know the cause for which they were accusing him, I brought him down to their sanhedrim,
(YLT)

Acts 24:20
or let these same say if they found any unrighteousness in me in my standing before the sanhedrim,
(YLT)

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