Eliezer ben Hyrkanos(214 words)

Ego, Beate (Osnabrück)

[German version]

Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrkanos (c. end 1st/early 2nd cent.) is one of the most frequently mentioned Tannaites in the Mishnah and Talmud. Records of his life have survived in numerous legends: he only found his way to the Torah after the age of twenty and left the home of his wealthy parents to devote himself to studying the Torah as one of the disciples of Rabbi Jochanan ben Zakkais. There he was noted because of his outstanding exegetical abilities, which were so remarkable that they eve…

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Ego, Beate (Osnabrück). "Eliezer ben Hyrkanos." Brill’s New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 23 April 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/brill-s-new-pauly/eliezer-ben-hyrkanos-e329380>
First appeared online: 2006
First Print Edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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