Greek Word: Συνέδριον,
(“sitting together,” hence “assembly” or “council”)
The Sanhedrin was an assembly of twenty-three to seventy-one men appointed in every city in the Land of Israel.
Moses and the Israelites were commanded by God to establish courts of judges who were given full authority over the people of Israel, who were commanded by God to obey every word the judges instructed and every law they established (Deut 16:18).
Judges, in ancient Israel, were the religious leaders and Teachers of the nation of Israel.