Hillel

Hillel

[hil-el, -eyl, -uhl, hi-leyl; Sephardic Hebrew hee-lel]
noun
("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)
 
n
?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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Hillel
masc. proper name, from Heb., lit. "he praised."
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Hillel definition


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

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