Was Jesus a Rabbi? Some people would say yes, some no and some would be unsure how to answer. There is a good reason why the answers are often different. This is not a straightforward question. The term rabbi appeared sometime just prior to the first century CE and its exact meaning has changed considerably through the years of its use. There are very few historical examples of its early use, and you might be surprised where it is explained the best.

This lecture is about two hours long. It was broken up into shorter segments.

What does the term Rabbi mean? Many people have a rough idea. But do we know what it meant when it first appeared? This segment looks at how this term came to be and how has its meaning changed over time.

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