Eleazar ben Dinai

(f. 1st cent)
   Palestinian Zealot leader. He ravaged Judea for 20 years until he was captured by the procurator Felix and sent to Rome.

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  • ELEAZAR BEN DINAI — (c. second half of the first century C.E.), Zealot leader. Josephus relates that for 20 years he ravaged Judea until, by ruse, he was captured by the procurator Felix (53–60) and sent to Rome. He is first mentioned in the period of the procurator …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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