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Palestinian amora of the third century; father-in-law of Ammi. According to his own statement, he had a grandson of the same name (Ḥul. 111a). He is known as having taken part in a controversy regarding the succession of the writings of King Solomon, he himself maintaining that the book Kohelet is the last one written by him (Cant. R. i. 1).

Bibliography:
  • Bacher, Ag. Pal. Amor. ii. 145a, iii. 573-574;
  • Heilprin, Seder ha-Dorot, ii. 116d.
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