Hananiah

(fl. 2nd cent.)
   Babylonian tanna. In his youth he lived in Palestine, but later he settled in Babylonia, where he remained until his death. He was the greatest scholar in Palestine at the time of the Hadrianic persecutions. He estab-lished the calendar in exile, which was followed by the Jews of Babylonia. After Hadrian's death, the Sanhedrin was reconstituted and called on him to recognize its authority. He agreed and exhorted all Babylonian congregations to recognize the Palestinian Sanhedrin.

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  • Hananiah — may refer to:*Hananiah (Book of Daniel), or Shadrach, Biblical figure *Hananiah (Samaritan), 4th century BC, governor of Samaria under the Achaemenid Empire *Haninah, or Chaninah, 2nd century Rabbinic sage, contemporary of Judah ben Bathyra and… …   Wikipedia

  • Hananiah — Of several persons with this name in the OT, the best known is the ‘false prophet’ who was denounced by Jeremiah (28:5–9) for predicting the end within two years of the Babylonian exile. On the Deuteronomic principle (Deut. 18:22) that a prophet… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Hananiah —    Jehovah has given.    1) A chief of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:24).    2) One of the sons of Heman (1 Chr. 25:4, 23).    3) One of Uzziah s military officers (2 Chr. 26:11).    4) Grandfather of the captain who arrested Jeremiah (Jer.… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • HANANIAH (Hanina) OF SEPPHORIS — HANANIAH (Hanina) OF SEPPHORIS, Palestinian amora (late fourth century. C.E.). Probably a disciple of R. Phinehas, many of whose teachings he transmitted (TJ, Ma as. 3:3, 50c; TJ, Or. 1:8, 61c, et al.), he is mentioned frequently in halakhic and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HANANIAH (Hanina) BEN TERADYON — (second century C.E.), tanna during the jabneh era, and martyr. Two halakhic precedents are brought in his name (Ta an. 2:5; Tosef. Ta anit 1:13), and a small number of explicit dicta in halakhah and aggadah are ascribed to him (Tosef. Mik. 6:3,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hananiah (Samaritan) — Hananiah ben Sanballat was hereditary governor of Samaria under the Achaemenid Empire. He reigned during the mid fourth century BCE. He was the son of Sanballat II and is mentioned in the Elephantine papyri. References*Frank Moore Cross, Jr.… …   Wikipedia

  • Hananiah Harari — (August 29, 1912 – July 19, 2000) was an American painter and illustrator.He was born in Rochester, New York, and studied at the Syracuse University School of Fine Arts. He went to Paris in the 1930s, where he studied with Fernand Léger from… …   Wikipedia

  • Hananiah ben-Teradyon — (2nd century)    Palestinian tanna and martyr. The reputed head of an academy at Sikhin in the Galilee, Hananiah fell victim to the religious persecution by the Romans after the crushing of the Bar Kochba revolt in 135. Arrested for defiantly… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Hananiah ben Hakhinai — (fl. 2nd cent)    Babylonian tanna. He lived in Palestine and was one of those who debated before the sages in Jabneh. He studied with Akiva in Bene Berak for 12 years. Later he resided in Sidon. According to tradition, he was one of the Ten… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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