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The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   4892  
Original WordWord Origin
sunedrionfrom a presumed derivative of a compound of (4862) and the base of (1476)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
soon-ed'-ree-on   Noun Neuter
  1. any assembly (esp. of magistrates, judges, ambassadors), whether convened to deliberate or pass judgment
  2. any session or assembly or people deliberating or adjudicating
    1. the Sanhedrin, the great council at Jerusalem, consisting of the seventy one members, viz. scribes, elders, prominent members of the high priestly families and the high priest, the president of the assembly. The most important causes were brought before this tribunal, inasmuch as the Roman rulers of Judaea had left to it the power of trying such cases, and also of pronouncing sentence of death, with the limitation that a capital sentence pronounced by the Sanhedrin was not valid unless it was confirmed by the Roman procurator.
    2. a smaller tribunal or council which every Jewish town had for the decision of less important cases.
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 22
council 19, courts 2, supreme court 1
NAS Verse Count

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Sunedrion". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.