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Meaning of Hillel

Hil•lel

Pronunciation: (hil'el, -āl, -ul, hi-lāl'Seph. Heb.hē-lel'), [key]
— n.
  1. c60 b.c.–a.d. 9?, Palestinian rabbi, president of the Sanhedrin and interpreter of Biblical law: first to formulate definitive hermeneutic principles. Cf. Beth Hillel.
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