Johanan ha-Sandelar


Johanan ha-Sandelar
(fl. 2nd cent)
   Palestinian tanna. He was born in Alexandria and became a pupil of Akiva. After Hadrian's reign (117-38), which saw widespread persecution of the Jews, and the death of Akiva at Caesarea, Johanan transmitted Akiva's teaching.

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