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I. Earliest Christianity

According to CIJ 2, 1266 and passim, religious teachers known as διδάσκαλος/didáskalos or רב/rab (addressed as: διδάσκαλε/didáskale; רבי/rabbi; rabbi) existed in Palestine prior to 70 ce (Zimmermann). All four Gospels portray Jesus as a teacher with a circle of disciples who were also responsible for the preservation of his teaching. Q (Logia/Sayings Source/Q), furthermore, emphasizes the tea…

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Rau, Eckhard, Köpf, Ulrich and Lämmermann, Godwin, “Teachers”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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