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Hillel

[hil-el, -eyl, -uh l, hi-leyl; Sephardic Hebrew hee-lel] /ˈhɪl ɛl, -eɪl, -əl, hɪˈleɪl; Sephardic Hebrew hiˈlɛl/
noun
1.
("ha-Zaken") c60 b.c.–a.d. 9? Palestinian rabbi, president of the Sanhedrin and interpreter of Biblical law: first to formulate definitive hermeneutic principles.
Compare Beth Hillel.
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Hillel

/ˈhɪlɛl; -ləl/
noun
1.
?60 bc–?9 ad, rabbi, born in Babylonia; president of the Sanhedrin. He was the first to formulate principles of biblical interpretation
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Word Origin and History for ha zaken hillel

Hillel

masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "he praised."

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ha zaken hillel in the Bible

praising, a Pirathonite, father of the judge Abdon (Judg. 12:13, 15).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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