Number 4892

Transliteration:
sunedrion {soon-ed'-ree-on}
Word Origin:
from a presumed derivative of a compound of 4862 and the base of 1476
TDNT:
7:860,1115
Part of Speech:
noun neuter
Usage in the KJV:
council 22

Total: 22
Definition:
  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.