Sanhedrin San"he*drin, Sanhedrim San"he*drim, n. [Heb. sanhedr[=i]n, fr. Gr. ?; ? with + ? a seat, fr. ? to sit. See {Sit}.] (Jewish Antiq.) the great council of the Jews, which consisted of seventy members, to whom the high priest was added. It had jurisdiction of religious matters. [1913 Webster]

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  • sanhedrim — 1580s, from Late Heb. sanhedrin (gedola) (great) council, from Gk. synedrion assembly, council, lit. sitting together, from syn together + hedra seat (see CATHEDRAL (Cf. cathedral)). Abolished at the destruction of Jerusalem, C.E. 70. The prop.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sanhedrim —    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 (Matt. 5:22; 26:59; Mark 15:1, etc.) to denote the supreme judicial and… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • SANHEDRIM —    a council of the Jews which held its sittings in Jerusalem, and claimed authority and jurisdiction over the whole Jewish people; it was an aristocratic body, and was presided over by the high priest; its authority was limited from time to time …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Sanhedrim — n. highest court of the ancient Jews during the Second Temple Period (ruled on administrative, judicial, and religious issues) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sanhedrim — san·he·drim …   English syllables

  • sanhedrim — noun see sanhedrin …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Incarnation —     The Incarnation     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Incarnation     I. The Fact of the Incarnation     (1) The Divine Person of Jesus Christ     A. Old Testament Proofs     B. New Testament Proofs     C. Witness of Tradition     (2) The Human… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Annas —    Was high priest A.D. 7 14. In A.D. 25 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 or coadjutor of the high priest, and thus was… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • JUDICIA — in Rep. Rom. primum penes Senatum fuêrunt, ex lege Romuli, cuius meminir Dion. Halic. quod eriam longo rempore sub Consulibus observatum. Donec C. Sempronius Gracchus Tr. Pl. lege latâ, ea ad solos Equires transtulit, postquam paucis ante Annis… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Sanhedrin — /san hed rin, hee drin, sahn , san i drin/, n. Jewish Hist. 1. Also called Great Sanhedrin. the highest council of the ancient Jews, consisting of 71 members, and exercising authority from about the 2nd century B.C. 2. Also called Lesser… …   Universalium

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