Nittai the Arbelite

(fl. 2nd cent, BCE)
   Palestinian sage, one of the zugot. He served as president of the Sanhedrin when Joshua ben Perahyah was patriarch.

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  • ZUGOT — (Heb. זוּגוֹת; pairs ; sing. זוּג; zug), name given to the pairs of sages responsible for maintaining the chain of the Oral Law from antigonus of sokho , the pupil of Simeon the Just, to johanan b. zakkai . In the sources they are represented as… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Joshua ben Perahyah — (fl. 2nd cent, BCE)    Palestinian leader, head of the Sanhedrin. Together with Nittai the Arbelite, he formed the second of the pairs ( zugot ) of sages. The Babylonian Talmud records that he was a teacher of Jesus …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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