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ḤIWI AL-BALKHI – Exegete and Biblical critic of the last quarter of the ninth century; born at Balkh, Persia. He was the author of a work in which he offered two hundred objections to the divine origin of the Bible (Judah ben Barzillai's...
ḤIYYA BAR ABBA – Palestinian amora of priestly descent; flourished at the end of the third century. In the Palestinian Talmud he is also called Ḥiyya bar Ba or Ḥiyya bar Wa ( ; Yer. Ber. iii. 6a, iv. 7d); and in both Talmuds he is frequently...
ḤIYYA BAR ABBA – Palestinian tanna; born about the middle of the second century, at Kafri, near Sura in Babylonia; pupil of Judah I., and uncle and teacher of Rab. He was a descendant of a family which claimed to trace its origin from Shimei,...
ḤIYYA BAR ADDA – Palestinian amora of the first half of the third century; son of the sister of Bar Ḳappara; pupil of Simeon ben Laḳish. His name is connected with several halakot (Yer. Hor. iii. 5), and he handed down a number of halakic...
ḤIYYA AL-DAUDI – Liturgical poet; died in Castile in 1154; descendant of the Babylonian nasi Hezekiah. Many seliḥot bearing the signature of Ḥiyya (though whether all are by the subject of this article is uncertain) are found in the Maḥzors of...
ḤIYYA GABRIEL – Turkish Talmudist; lived at Safed in the seventeenth century. Wolf ("Bibl. Hebr." iii., No. 595) and Fuuml;rst ("Bibl. Jud." i. 173) call him "Ḥiyya ben Gabriel." He was the author of a work called "Seder Zemannim," a calendar...
ḤIYYA B. GAMMADA – Palestinian amora of the fourth generation (3d and 4th cent.). His principal teacher was Jose b. Saul, in whose name Ḥiyya transmitted several halakot (M. Ḳ. 22a; R. H. 24a, 30a); but he was also a pupil of Jose b. Ḥanina (Soṭah...
ḤIYYA ḲARA – Palestinian scholar of the third and fourth centuries. He was a pupil of Samuel b. Naḥman, in whose name he asserted that since the destruction of the Temple neither good wine nor white earthenware could be obtained (Lam. R. iv....
ḤIYYA, MEÏR BEN DAVID – Italian Talmudist of the sixteenth century. He was dayyan of Venice 1510-20, during the rabbinate of Benedet ben Eliezer Acsildor, who esteemed him highly. Like Benedet, he took part in the dispute between Jacob Polak and...
ḤIYYA B. MERIA – Palestinian amora of the fourth generation (3d and 4th cent.). Ḥiyya is mentioned only in the Jerusalem Talmud; he was the pupil of R. Jonah and R. Jose (Yer. Sheb. vi. 1; Yer. Ket. ix. 1; Yer. Sanh. i. 2; et al.). Ḥiyya...
ḤIYYA ROFE – Rabbi of Safed; died in 1620. Having studied Talmud under Solomon Sagis and Cabala under Ḥayyim Vital, Ḥiyya was ordained in accordance with the old system ("semikah") reintroduced into Palestine by Jacob Berab. In 1612 Ḥiyya...
ḤIYYA BEN SOLOMON ḤABIB – Spanish Talmudist of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; a native of Barcelona. He was a contemporary of Solomon Adret, but the assertion of Gross that Ḥiyya was Adret's pupil is without foundation, for Ḥiyya never refers...
HLADIK, ABRAHAM – Bohemian Talmudist; flourished about 1230. The name indicates a Czech origin, an assumption supported by the fact that in his commentary on the seliḥot he often explains Hebrew by means of Bohemian words. He seems, however, to...
HOBAB – Name occurring twice in the Bible, and borne either by Moses' father-in-law or by his brother-in-law. In the first passage (Num. x. 29),Hobab is said to have been the son of Raguel (R. V. "Reuel"), the Midianite, Moses'...
HOBAH – Place to the north of Damascus to which Abraham pursued the defeated army of Chedorlaomer (Gen. xiv. 15). Wetzstein identified the Biblical Hobah with the modern Ḥobah, 60 miles north of Damascus (Delitzsch,"Genesis," pp.561 et...
HÖCHHEIMER (HÖċHHEIM, HOCHHEIMER, HECHIM) – Bavarian family, named after its original home in Hochheim. The following are its more important members:Elias ben Ḥayyim Cohen Höchheimer: Astronomer of the eighteenth century; born in Hochheim; died in Amsterdam, whither he...