One in Messiah Congregation
Yeshua is your Rabbi, Master and Teacher.
As Thomas puts it,
John.20 [ 28] And Thomas answered and said unto Him ( Yeshua ), My Lord and my God.
John.3[ 2] The same came to Yeshua / Jesus by night, and said unto him , Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him
John.1[ 38] Then Yeshua / Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
John.20[ 16] Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
Direct prohibitions from Yeshua:
 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Messiah / Christ; and all ye are brethren.
 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
( father, meaning heavenly father , ex. like catholics call their pagan priests father )
 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master,
even Messiah / Christ.
Matt. 23:8 is not talking about the word "teacher".
Many people are teachers.
Paul was a teacher
1Tim.2[ 7] Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle , (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
2Tim.1[ 11] Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle , and a teacher of the Gentiles .
Tit.2[ 3] The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things ;
Eph.4[ 11] And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Acts.13[ 1] Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
1Cor.12[ 28] And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
The Words Master and Teacher in the New Testement are from Different Greek words.
Matthew 23:7-10 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men,
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master , even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
The Greek word here for Master is Kaqhghthj (kathigitis)
1 Tim 2:7 Whereunto
I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and
lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles
in faith and verity.
2 Tim 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
The Greek word here for teacher is
The Definitions of the words below are from a Greek to English Dictionary.
master = kurioj (kyrios), arxontaj (archontas) , afenthj (afentis), Kaqhghthj (kathigitis) , katexw plhrwj ( katecho pliros)
No didaskalos here at all...
Summary: Since the Textus Receptus is written in Koine Greek and today, no one has a Koine Greek Dictionary, Instead of using a Strong's concordance or such other Concordances, and calling ourselve "Greek scholors" (which we are NOT) Why don't we just believe what the people who actually translated the Textus Receptus (the actual manuscripts) translated these words to be. After all, they actually spoke and conversed in Koine Greek. WE do NOT.
Also, let us listen to our Lord Jesus, who told us to call no man "Master" After all, he would never have told us not to call each other teachers. Anyone can see that the words "Master" and "teacher" are two very different words. So if you continue to call others "Rabbi" (Master), then we have a different Master than you. Our Master is Yeshua, Jesus, Our Messiah, God Manifest in the flesh of Israel. Amen!!!
PS. Use all concordances with spiritual caution. This concordance below has errors. The Koine Greek has difference meanings then the Strong's in some places.
Strong's concordance was first published in 1890
James Strong died in 1893
James Strong, LL.D., S.T.D, former professor of exegetical theology at Drew Theological Seminary, spent more than thirty-five years preparing his landmark concordance. First published in 1890 Strong's remains the most widely used concordance and dictionary of Bible words from the King James Version of the Bible.
( LLD Doctor of Laws ) STD Doctor(ate) of Sacred Theology (degree)
Drew Theological Seminary -- Started as a Methodist seminary in 1867 , Drew is today an independent university of distinction with an abiding belief in the liberal arts and the use of technology in support of teaching and learning.
James Strong was a Methodist layman who argued for formal ministerial training and the establishment of a major Methodist seminary in the mid-Atlantic region prior to Drew's founding. He studied at Wesleyan, attained three degrees, and became acting president of Troy University before joining the faculty of Drew as chair of exegetical theology in 1868 . Strong was one of "the Great Five" revered professors who led Drew for decades. He died in 1893 , after serving Drew for nearly twenty-five years.