Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4461: rhabbi (pronounced hrab-bee')

of Hebrew origin (7227 with pronominal suffix); my master, i.e Rabbi, as an official title of honor:--Master, Rabbi.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



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)

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: of Hebrew origin H7227 with pronominal suffix

Citing in TDNT: 6:961, 982


This word is used 17 times:

Matthew 23:7: "to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi."
Matthew 23:7: "of men, Rabbi, Rabbi."
Matthew 23:8: "be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your"
Matthew 26:25: "him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said"
Matthew 26:49: "to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him."
Mark 9:5: "answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be"
Mark 11:21: "calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which"
Mark 14:45: "straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him."
Mark 14:45: "to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him."
John 1:38: "ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,)"
John 1:49: "and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son"
John 3:2: "and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come"
John 3:26: "and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee"
John 4:31: "prayed him, saying, Master, eat."
John 6:25: "sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?"
John 9:2: "asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or"
John 11:8: "His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought"

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