Johanan ben Zakkai

(fl. lst cent.)
   Palestinian tanna. He was the leading sage at the end of the Second Temple period and in the years following the destruction of the Temple. During the rebellion against Rome (66-70), he was among the peace party in Jerusalem. According to legend, he was carried out of the city in a coffin, approached Vespasian, and predicted his accession to the imperial throne. As a reward, he was allowed to continue his teaching. He founded an academy at Jabneh, which became the seat of the Sanhedrin after the fall of Jerusalem.

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  • JOHANAN BEN ZAKKAI — (first century C.E.), tanna, considered in talmudic tradition the leading sage at the end of the Second Temple period and the years immediately following the destruction of the Temple. Johanan b. Zakkai s personality and work are depicted in a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Johanan ben Zakkai — /joh han euhn ben zak ay uy /; Seph. Heb. /yaw khah nahn ben zah kuy / died A.D. c80, Palestinian rabbi who was a leading Pharisaic teacher: disciple of Hillel. * * * flourished 1st century AD Palestinian Jewish sage. A leading representative of… …   Universalium

  • Johanan ben Zakkai — /joh han euhn ben zak ay uy /; Seph. Heb. /yaw khah nahn ben zah kuy / died A.D. c80, Palestinian rabbi who was a leading Pharisaic teacher: disciple of Hillel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Johanan ben Zakkai — ( s. I AD). Sabio judío palestino. Destacado representante de los fariseos, contribuyó a preservar y desarrollar el judaísmo en los años posteriores a la destrucción del Segundo templo de Jerusalén (70 AD). Se dice que fue sacado de la ciudad… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • ZAKKAI (J. ben) — ZAKKAI JOHANAN BEN (mort en 80 env.) Chef spirituel de la période du second Temple, Johanan ben Zakkai est le fondateur de l’école de Javné, qui fut le centre intellectuel du judaïsme après la chute de Jérusalem et jusqu’à l’échec de la révolte… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Joshua ben Hananiah — (Hebrew: יהושע בן חנניה d.131CE) was a leading tanna of the first half century following the destruction of the Temple. He was of Levitical descent (Ma as. Sh. v. 9), and served in the sanctuary as a member of the class of singers (Arakhin 11b).… …   Wikipedia

  • Eliezer ben Hurcanus — Eliezer ben HurcanusFact|date=June 2007 ( he. אליעזר בן הורקנוס) was one of the most prominent tannaim of the 1st and 2nd centuries, disciple of R. Johanan ben Zakkai ( Avoth ii. 8; Avot of Rabbi Natan vi. 3, xiv. 5) and colleague of Gamaliel II …   Wikipedia

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