Rabbi was a Jewish title of respect and meant 'master, teacher', but it was not known to be used until the time of Herod the Great around B.C. 37. "Rabbi" was applied to Jesus (Yeshua) and was often translated 'master' in the A.V. of the Christian Bible (Mark 9:5; 11:21; 14:45; John 1:38, 49; 3:2, 26,; 4:31; 6:25; 9:2 and 11:8). Jesus (Yeshua) forbade that his disciples be called"Rabbi", for one was their Master, even Christ (Messiah). Matt. 23:8. According to the Jews, the levels of honor went from "Rab" to "Rabbi" and, lastly, to "Rabban" or "Rabboni". Jesus the Christ (Messiah) was so recognized by the blind man who sought after him: "Jesus answered and said to him, 'What do you want me to do for you?' The blind man said to him, 'Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.' Then Jesus said to him, 'Go your way; your faith has made you well.' And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road" (Mark 10:51-52).