Yehoshuʿa Ben ḤAnanyah - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

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Yehoshuʿa Ben ḤAnanyah

YEHOSHUʿA BEN ḤANANYAH (first and second centuries CE), Palestinian tanna who taught in Jerusalem and later at Yavneh and Peqiʿin. Legend has it that when he was a child his mother carried him to the study hall so that he would become accustomed to hearing words of the Torah (J.T., Yev. 3a). Because he was a Levite, it is assumed that he sang in the Temple before it was destroyed. He is said to have made his living as a needlemaker or blacksmith.

Yehoshuʿa achieved prominence as a leading rabbinic authority of his day. He was one of the five prominent disciples of Yoḥanan ben Zakkʾai (Avot 2.8). With Eliʿezer ben Hyrcanus, Yehoshu&#x...

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