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Abbahu
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Jewish teacher and rabbi (c. AD 250-320), head of the school in Caesarea [3]. A., who knew Greek language and culture, is famous because of his disputations with the so-called ‘Minim’ (heretics). It is a matter of controversy whether Christians were among A.'s discussion partners. Furthermore, he supposedly kept his city's Samaritan priests away from the Jewish community and in ritual matters equated the Samaritans with gentiles.

Bibliography

L. J. Levine, Caesarea under Roman Rule, SJLA 7, 1975

S.T. Lachs, Rabbi A. and the Minim, in: …

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Ego, Beate (Osnabrück), “Abbahu”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e100340>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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