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 Martyrs under the Hadrianic persecutions.

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  • HANANIAH — (Hanina), nephew of Joshua b. Hananiah (second century C.E.), tanna. Some are of the opinion that Hananiah was the son of Judah b. Hananiah who is mentioned in a single source as the author of an aggadic statement (Sif. Deut. 306), but there is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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