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If you are reffering to "Acher," it refers to someone else. His name was Rabbi Meir, who then became a heretic. Jesus is never mentioned giving opinions.Originally posted by DavidS:
BJ - as far as I know, Jesus is quoted in the Talmud as giving opinions on matters of (orthodox) religious law, as a recognised authority, under the epithet "Another Sage".
It does, several times. He is mentioned as being a student of rabbi Jehoshua son of Perahia (not the pianist... :p ). but the timing is a little of, if that were so. so it seems he was a rabinical student, but is never mentioned as a rabbi per se.Originally posted by DavidS:I think the account of his divergence from mainstream traditional attitudes of the time and his later history also appears there in some form.
I'm not sure I understand the difference. there was an ordination process in those days. but Rabbi was not a job description. their job was sometimes as cobblers etc., but most often as teachers.Originally posted by OperaTenor:
In Jesus' time, would addressing someone as "rabbi" denote their actual title, or simply an acknowledgement of their apparent or actual expertise?
If you are reffering to "Acher," it refers to someone else. His name was Rabbi Meir, who then became a heretic. Jesus is never mentioned giving opinions.[/QUOTE]Originally posted by bignaf:
Yes, that would be the best Hebrew pronunciation. The noun "rav" appears in similar form in other ancient Semitic languages, and basically refers to a great, revered, or highly respected person - a master or teacher. The "ee" at the end is the "possessive adjective" suffix equivalent to "my". Yes, the end consonant can also change in such constructions ("v"-->"b").Originally posted by bignaf:
best way to pronounce rabbi as in the original is probably rah-BEE. this literally "my teacher." so it would sound silly to say his was a rabbi (he was a my teacher... ???).
in fact, this seems to imply that there was no such thing as rabbi as a job description. since the noun form (rav) emerged only later. (i think. David, do you agree?)
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