Josiah ben Zakkai

(fl. 10th cent)
   Babylonian exilarch. He was appointed exilarch after his brother David ben Zakkai was deposed from office by Saadyah Gaon. The caliph intervened in David's favour; Josiah was then banished to Chorassan, where he died.

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