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Hillel (1 st century BC) – Jewish teacher and legal authority
Hillel was a Hebrew teacher who came to Palestine from the Babylonian Jewish community. In about 30 BC he was elected head of the Jewish council of advisers to the Pharisees. A man of magnetic personality, a wise thinker, and endowed with great personal courage, Hillel soon came to dominate Jewish thinking of the time. He aimed to give the Jews an enduring code of laws, for up to then their law had become a jumble of statutes and sayings of elders and judges. So he had the laws written down, stating that this code was supreme. All other laws were to be based upon the supremes.
Hillel’s code became the basis of all future Hebrew law-making. It also influenced very greatly the teaching of Jesus Christ.