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S. Mendelsohn, Ph.D.

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ḤANA (HUNA) B. BIZNA – Babylonian scholar of the third and fourth centuries; judge at Pumbedita, (B. Ḳ. 12a). He especially cultivated the field of Haggadah, in which he became distinguished. R. Sheshet, who once attempted to criticize Ḥana's...
ḤANA B. ḤANILAI – Babylonian scholar and philanthropist of the third century; the junior of Huna I. and Ḥisda (Beẓah 21a, 40a). The Talmud relates of him that he was wont to employ scores of bakers in the preparation of bread for the poor, and...
HANAMEEL THE EGYPTIAN – High priest; flourished in the first century B.C. After assuming the government of Palestine, Herod surrounded himself with creatures of his own; from among these he chose one Hanameel to fill the office of high priest made...
HANAN (ḤANIN, ḤANINAN) – Scholar of the third amoraic generation (third century). He was probably a Babylonian by birth and a late pupil of Rab, in whose name he reports halakot and haggadot (Yoma 41b; Suk. 15b et seq.; Ned. 7b); and is found...
HANAN (ḤANIN), ABBA – Tanna of the second century; younger contemporary of Simon of Shezur, Josiah, and Jonathan (Mek., Mishpaṭim, 8, 12, 20; Nazir 45a). Possibly he sat at the feet of Eliezer b. Hyrcanus, in whose name he transmits many halakic...
HANAN THE EGYPTIAN – 1. (Hanan b. Abishalom.) One of the police judges at Jerusalem in the last decades of its independence (see Admon b. Gaddai). Several of his decisions have been preserved (Ket. xiii. 1 et seq.). 2. Disciple of Akiba, quoted...
HANAN OF ISKIYA (ASIKIA) – Rector of the Talmudical academy at Pumbedita. Hormizd IV. having disgraced the latter years of his reign by cruel persecutions of the Christians and the Jews, the Talmudical academies of Sura and Pumbedita were closed, their...
HANANEEL – Babylonian scholar of the third century; disciple of Rab (Abba Arika) and colleague of Beruna and Isaac b. Maḥseiah (Yer. Ber. vi. 10d; Pes. 103a). He was a great halakist, and so familiar with his master's opinions that once,...
HANANIAH (ḤANINA) – Palestinian amora of the third and fourth centuries; junior of Ḥiyya b. Abba and Ze'era I. (Yer. Ber. vii. 11b). He was frequently described as the "comrade of the Rabbis" ( ). In the Babylonian Talmud he is never cited with his...
HANANIAH (ḤANINA) – Palestinian scholar of the fourth amoraic generation (fourth century); nephew of R. Hoshaiah, junior of Ze'era I., and contemporary of Jose II. (Yer. Ta'an. i. 64a, where hisname is erroneously given as "Ḥanaiah"). Once he is...
HANANIAH (ḤANINA) – Tanna of the second century; contemporary of Judah b. Bathyra, Matteya b. Ḥeresh, and Jonathan (Sifre, Deut. 80). Who his father was is not stated; nor is anything known of his early years. He was named after his grandfather,...
HANANIAH (ḤANINA) B. 'AḲABIA (AKIBA) – Tanna of the second century; contemporary of Judah b. 'Ilai (M. Ḳ. 21a), and probably one of the younger pupils of Gamaliel II. (Ket. viii. 1). His name rarely appears in connection with haggadot; but he was firmly grounded in...
HANANIAH B. 'AḲASHIAH – Tanna whose name became very popular by reason of a single homiletic remark, as follows: "The Holy One—blessed be He!—desired to enlarge Israel's merits; therefore He multiplied for them Torah and commandments, as it is said...
HANANIAH (ḤANINA) B. ḤAKINAI – Tanna of the second century; contemporary of Ben 'Azzai and Simon the Temanite (Tosef., Ber. iv. 18; see Ḥalafta). Sometimes he is cited without his prænomen (Sifra, Emor, vii. 11; Shab. 147b). Who his early teachers were is not...
HANANIAH B. JUDAH – Tanna of the second century; contemporary of Akiba. His name appears only twice in rabbinic lore: once in connection with a halakic midrash, where he directs his remarks to Akiba (Sifra, Ẓaw, ii. 3), and once with a homiletic...
HANANIAH (ḤANINA) OF ONO – Tanna of the second century. Hananiah is remembered for a feat he accomplished in the interest of traditional law. While Akiba was in prison, awaiting his doom at the court of Tyrannus Rufus, an important marital question was...
HANANIAH (ḤANINA) B. TERADION – Teacher and martyr in the third tannaitic generation (second century); contemporary of Eleazar ben PeraṬa I. and of Ḥalafta, together with whom he established certain ritualistic rules (Ta'an. ii. 5). His residence was at...
ḤANINA (HANANIAH) II. – Amora of the fifth century; contemporary of the Palestinian Mani II., and of Rabina, one of the compilers of the Babylonian Talmud (Yer. Ber. iii. 6a; Niddah 66b). Ḥanina attended the schools of Palestine, his native country,...
ḤANINA (HANANIAH) B. ABBAHU – Palestinian amora of the fourth generation, sometimes cited as Ḥanina of Cæsarea (Cant. R. i. 2). The Talmud relates that his father, R. Abbahu, sent him to the academies at Tiberias to study, but that he devoted himself instead...
ḤANINA (HANANIAH; ḤINENA) B. ADDA (IDDA) – Babylonian scholar of the third century. He was skilled in both Halakah and Haggadah; Adda B. Ahabah appears to have beenhis teacher in the former (Pes. 75a; 'Ab. Zarah 40a); in the latter he seems to have been a pupil of Tanḥum...
ḤANINA B. 'AGUL – Palestinian scholar of the third century; junior contemporary of Ḥiyya b. Abba and Tanḥum b. Ḥanilai. Ḥanina applied to Ḥiyya to explain why the expression "that it may go well with thee," contained in the second version of the...
ḤANINA (HANANIAH) B. ANTIGONUS – Tanna of priestly descent; contemporary of Akiba and Ishmael (Bek. vii. 5). It is supposed that in his youth he had witnessed the service of the Temple of Jerusalem, since he knew the fluters that played before the altar...
ḤANINA B. DOSA – Scholar and miracle-worker of the first century; pupil of Johanan b. Zakkai (Ber. 34b). While he is reckoned among the Tannaim and is quoted in connection with a school and its disciples, no halakot and but few haggadot are...
ḤANINA (HANANIAH) B. GAMALIEL II. – Tanna of the first and second centuries; witness, and perhaps victim, of the Roman persecutions, when, of thousands of scholars at Bethar, only his younger brother Simon b. Gamaliel II. is said to have escaped (Yer. Ta'an. iv....
ḤANINA B. ḤAMA – Palestinian halakist and haggadist; died about 250; frequently quoted in the Babylonian and the Palestinian Gemara, and in the Midrashim. He is generally cited by his prænomen alone (R. Ḥanina), but sometimes with his patronymic...