The Sanhedrin סַנְהֶדְרִין
The Sanhedrin was the greater assembly or council of seventy elders, judges, who were appointed to sit as a tribunal in the Holy Land of Israel.
They acted as the Supreme Court, taking appeals from cases that were decided by lesser courts. The chief of the court has the title of Nasi.
In the Second Temple period, the Great Sanhedrin met in the Temple in Jerusalem, in a building called the Hall of Hewn Stones. The Great Sanhedrin convened every day except festivals and Shabbats.« Back to Glossary Index