Master, Rabbi

“Master” From Concise Bible Dictionary:

In the Old Testament there are five words so translated, but only one that occurs frequently, adon, which is often rendered “Lord,” and signifies “master” either as owner or ruler. In the New Testament there is 1. κύριος, often translated “Lord”; this is rendered “master” in reference to God in Ephesians 6:99And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. (Ephesians 6:9) and Colossians 4:11Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. (Colossians 4:1); and is often used as between master and servants.

“Rabbi” From Concise Bible Dictionary:

A title of respect among the Jews, signifying “master, teacher,” but is not known to have been used till the time of Herod the Great. It was applied to the Lord, though often translated “master” in the AV (Mark 9:55And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. (Mark 9:5); Mark 11:2121And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. (Mark 11:21); Mark 14:4545And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him. (Mark 14:45); John 1:38, 4938Then 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 1:38)
49Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. (John 1:49)
; John 3:2, 262The same came to 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 3:2)
26And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. (John 3:26)
; John 4:3131In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. (John 4:31); John 6:2525And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? (John 6:25); John 9:22And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? (John 9:2); John 11:88His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? (John 11:8)). Jesus forbade the disciples being called Rabbi, for one was their Master (καθηγητής), even Christ (Matt. 23:88But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. (Matthew 23:8)). According to the Jews the gradations of honor rose from Rab to Rabbi, and thence to Rabban or Rabboni.

Strong’s Dictionary of Greek Words:

of Hebrew origin (7227 with pronominal suffix); my master, i.e Rabbi, as an official title of honor
KJV Usage:
Master, Rabbi

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

My master:―a title of dignity and honor [RABBONI], Matt. 23:7. {Magister}