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An established gathering of Jewish scholars. The Talmudic terms are yeshivot (‘sitting’), also bet ha-midrash (Heb., ‘House of Study’), bet din gadol (Heb., ‘the great house of law’), and metivta ...
Eleazar

Eleazar  

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The name of various prominent Jewish tannaim and amoraim. Eleazar ben Arakh (late 1st cent. ce) was the most outstanding pupil of R. Johanan b. Zakkai who described him as ...
Eliezer ben Hyrcanus

Eliezer ben Hyrcanus  

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(end of 1st cent. ce).Jewish tanna. Eliezer was described by Johanan b. Zakkai as outweighing all the sages of Israel (Avot 2. 8). Both literally and metaphorically, he regarded ...
Gamaliel

Gamaliel  

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The Jewish rabbi who was the teacher of St Paul in his pre-Christian days. His tolerant views were exemplified in his attitude to St Peter and his companions (Acts 5: 34–40).
Hekhalot and merkabah

Hekhalot and merkabah  

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Early Jewish magic and mysticism connected with the palaces of heaven (hekhalot) and the chariot (merkabah) of Elijah by which he was carried up to heaven. Contemplation of the chariot ...
Jabneh

Jabneh  

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Town to the east of Jerusalem. It came to prominence after the Fall of Jerusalem in 70 ce, when R. Johanan ben Zakkai was allowed by the Romans to establish ...
Johanan ben Zakkai

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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(1st cent. ce).

Leading Jewish sage (ḥakham) after the destruction of the second Temple. As a

Johanan Ben Zakkai

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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First-century ce disciple of Hillel. Johanan took a prominent part in the controversies between the Pharisees, of which

Merkabah mysticism

Merkabah mysticism  

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(Heb., ‘Chariot’ mysticism).Jewish speculations on God's throne. Later Jewish mystics speculated on the prophet Ezekiel's vision of God's chariot, and such study was recognized to have particular ...
Rabbi Eliezer

Rabbi Eliezer  

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Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus (c. 40–120ce), one of the five most distinguished disciples of Rabban Johanan ben Zakkai, later to become one of the leading Rabbinic figures of his day and teacher of ...
Rabbi Joshua

Rabbi Joshua  

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First to second centuries ce, one of the most distinguished of the early Rabbinic teachers known as the Tannaim. Rabbi Joshua was a disciple of Rabban Johanan ben Zakkai and a colleague of Rabbi ...
Tannaim and Amoraim

Tannaim and Amoraim  

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The Talmudic Rabbis, the teachers whose views are recorded in the Talmudic literature. Both these terms are also found in the Talmud in connection with learning activity. In this context, a Tanna ...

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