- Also called Great Sanhedrin. the highest council of the ancient Jews, consisting of 71 members, and exercising authority from about the 2nd century b.c.
- Also called Lesser Sanhedrin. a lower tribunal of this period, consisting of 23 members.
Origin of Sanhedrin
Examples from the Web for sanhedrim
In English it is sometimes though inaccurately, written "Sanhedrim."Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
Stephen was arrested and led into the presence of the Sanhedrim.
This gathering was presumably the Sanhedrim, the high council of the Jews.The Real Jesus of the Four Gospels
J. B. Atwater
All meetings of the Sanhedrim were held in the hall adjoining the temple.
A member of the Sanhedrim would not desecrate the Passover by making a purchase on it.
- the supreme judicial, ecclesiastical, and administrative council of the Jews in New Testament times, having 71 members
- a similar tribunal of 23 members having less important functions and authority
Word Origin and History for sanhedrim
1580s, from Late Hebrew sanhedrin (gedola) "(great) council," from Greek synedrion "assembly, council," literally "sitting together," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + hedra "seat" (see cathedral). Abolished at the destruction of Jerusalem, C.E. 70. The proper form is sanhedrin; the error began as a false correction when the Greek word was taken into Mishanic Hebrew, where -in is a form of the plural suffix of which -im is the more exact form.