|—n , pl -bis|
|1.||(in Orthodox Judaism) a man qualified in accordance with traditional religious law to expound, teach, and rule in accordance with this law|
|2.||the religious leader of a congregation; the minister of a synagogue|
|3.||the Rabbis the early Jewish scholars whose teachings are recorded in the Talmud|
|[Hebrew, from rabh master + -ī my]|
my master, a title of dignity given by the Jews to their doctors of the law and their distinguished teachers. It is sometimes applied to Christ (Matt. 23:7, 8; Mark 9:5 (R.V.); John 1:38, 49; 3:2; 6:25, etc.); also to John (3:26).