An institution outside the home in which teachers instruct students. The OT gives little direct information about schools, but priests had to preside over a complex ritual, teach Israel’s traditions, and instruct the people who came to the Temple, so it seems likely that priests were trained in Temple schools. The kings, nobles, and high officials of Israel would also have needed training (1Kgs 12:8-10; 1Kgs 11:20; 2Kgs 10:6). In addition, the OT often seems to assume a high rate of literacy on the part of the common people (Deut 6:9; Deut 31:12-13; Judg 8:14). In Luke, Jesus is portrayed as reading from scripture in the synagogue (Luke 4:16-20). In Acts, Paul says that he was educated in Jerusalem with Gamaliel (Acts 22:3).

1Kgs 12:8-10

8But he disregarded the advice that the older men gave him, and consulted with the young men who had grown up with him and now attended him.9He said to them, “W ... View more

1Kgs 11:20

20The sister of Tahpenes gave birth by him to his son Genubath, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the children of P ... View more

2Kgs 10:6

6Then he wrote them a second letter, saying, “If you are on my side, and if you are ready to obey me, take the heads of your master's sons and come to me at Jez ... View more

Deut 6:9

9and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deut 31:12-13

12Assemble the people—men, women, and children, as well as the aliens residing in your towns—so that they may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God and to ob ... View more

Judg 8:14

14he caught a young man, one of the people of Succoth, and questioned him; and he listed for him the officials and elders of Succoth, seventy-seven people.

Luke 4:16-20

The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
16When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He ... View more

Acts 22:3

3“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, educated strictly according to our ancestral law, being zealous fo ... View more

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