Sanhedrin

The Sanhedrin (Hebrew: {Hebrew|סַנְהֶדְרִין} sanhedrîn, Greek: Συνέδριον, synedrion, `sitting together,` hence `assembly` or `council`) was an assembly of twenty to twenty-three men appointed in every city in the Land of Israel. The Mishnah arrives at the number twenty-three based on an exegetical derivation: It must be...
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Sanhedrin

• (n.) Alt. of Sanhedrim
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Sanhedrin

(a) the highest Jewish court; (b) the tractate of the Talmud of that name
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Sanhedrin

noun the supreme judicial and ecclesiastical council of ancient Jerusalem
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Sanhedrin

[tractate] Sanhedrin (סנהדרין) is one of ten tractates of Seder Nezikin (a section of the Talmud that deals with damages, i.e. civil and criminal proceedings). It originally formed one tractate with Makkot, which also deals with criminal law. The Gemara of the tractate is noteworthy as precursors to the development of common law prin...
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Sanhedrin

Ancient supreme court in Jerusalem headed by the Jewish high priest. Its functions were judicial, administrative, and religious. The Great Sanhedrin was purely religious and continued on in Europe...
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sanhedrin

any of several official Jewish councils in Palestine under Roman rule, to which various political, religious, and judicial functions have been ... [11 related articles]
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Sanhedrin

Sanhedrin (sănhed'rin) , ancient Jewish legal and religious institution in Jerusalem that appears to have exercised the functions of a court between c.63 B.C. and c.A.D. 68. The accounts of it in the Mishna do not correspond to those in Josephus or in the New Testament. Rabbinic sources ge...
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