Joseph bar Hiyya

(fl. 9th cent)
   Babylonian gaon. He was gaon of Pumbedita (828-33). During the controversy between the exilarch David ben Judah and his brother Daniel, Joseph bar Hiyya and Abraham ben Sherira presided over the academy at Pumbedita. When peace was restored, Joseph renounced the office of gaon and temporarily resumed the position of av bet din at Pumbedita.

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