from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The highest judicial and ecclesiastical council of the ancient Jewish nation, composed of from 70 to 72 members.
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- n. An assembly of twenty-three judges appointed in every major city in Israel.
- n. The assembly of seventy-one judges sitting in Jerusalem.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the great council of the Jews, which consisted of seventy members, to whom the high priest was added. It had jurisdiction of religious matters.
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- n. the supreme judicial and ecclesiastical council of ancient Jerusalem
[It treats at length of the institution of the municipal and provincial courts called Sanhedrin from a Greek word, and also of the great Sanhedrin, or _Bethdin_, at
The quote from Sanhedrin is in the Talmud, not Deut.
In the years leading up to the revolt, a real battle raged between the Pharisees, who saw themselves as guardians of Jewish law, and the Sadduccees, the priests who dominated the temple council, which was called the Sanhedrin.
Well, here's the pronouncement of the group called Sanhedrin, which is easily the most radical right-wing group in the religious national camp:
Their proposal to the Jewish council of religious leaders also called the Sanhedrin that they cooperate in getting rid of this troublemaker was met with enthusiasm.
This was the first institution of the council or senate, called the Sanhedrin, consisting of seventy or seventy-two senators or counsellors.
The local government was largely left in the hands of the Sadducean priestly aristocracy, and the Sanhedrin was the supreme court of justice, deprived, however (about A.D. 30), of the power of carrying a sentence of death.
The seventy elders mentioned in Exodus and Numbers were a sort of governing body, a parliament, and the origin of the tribunal of seventy elders called the Sanhedrin or Council.
Thus the Sanhedrin is the personal property of Mrs. Eddy.
The Sanhedrin was the chief object at which Christ aimed the parable.