YIẒḤAḲ BEN ZE'ERA:
Palestinian amora of the fourth century. He interpreted the word in Ps. xix. 6, in connection with Gen. xviii. 11, as signifying that the descending sun resembles a drop of blood not larger than a mustard-seed (Lev. R. xxxi. 9). He is credited also with an interpretation of a verse of the Song of Solomon (vii. 10); but some confusion exists with regard to the name, that of Bar Nazira occurring instead of his in some passages (Yeb. 97a; Bek. 31b).
- Bacher, Ag. Pal. Amor. i. 121, note 1; iii. 722;
- Heilprin, Seder ha-Dorot, p. 242.