Hillel

[ hil-el, -eyl, -uhl, hi-leyl; Sephardic Hebrew hee-lel ]
/ ˈhɪl ɛl, -eɪl, -əl, hɪˈleɪl; Sephardic Hebrew hiˈlɛl /

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.

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Hillel
/ (ˈhɪlɛl, -ləl) /

noun

?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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