Hamnuna Saba

(fl. 3rd cent)
   Babylonian amora. He was a pupil of Rav and succeeded him as head of the academy at Sura.

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  • HAMNUNA — HAMNUNA, the name of several Babylonian amoraim. HAMNUNA SABA ( the elder ), a pupil of Rav (BK 106a), mid third century C.E. He transmitted his teacher s sayings (Er. 16b; et al.). Rav was fond of Hamnuna and taught him a number of apothegms (Er …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Zohar — For the village in southern Israel, see Tzohar The Zohar ( he. זהר, lit Splendor or Radiance ) is widely considered the most important work of Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism. It is a mystical commentary on the Torah (the five books of Moses),… …   Wikipedia

  • ZOHAR — (Heb. זֹהַר; (The Book of) Splendor ), the central work in the literature of the kabbalah . Introduction In some parts of the book the name Zohar is mentioned as the title of the work. It is also cited by the Spanish kabbalists under other names …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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