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Eleazar


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(d. 13th century BCE) Third son of Aaron, overseer of the Levites’ dismantling and reconstruction of the Tabernacle during the Israelites’ desert journeys. After his father’s death, succeeded him as high priest. Together with Joshua, divided the Land of Israel amongst the Tribes.

Eleazar ben Azariah, Rabbi (Circa 70 CE-circa 135 CE) Mishnaic sage. At the age of 18, he was appointed as head of the academy in Yavneh, replacing Rabban Gamaliel II as Nassi. Many important halachic decisions were made on that historic day that Rabbi Eleazar took office, and thousands of new students were admitted into the academy. Rabban Gamaliel was soon reinstated, and he and Rabbi Eleazar served jointly.

Eleazar, Rabbi (2century CE) Mishnaic sage, son of Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai. Joined his father in a cave for thirteen years when the latter was hiding from the Romans. He later served as a criminal detective for the Roman government, despite the disapproval of some of his colleagues.


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Entry for 'Eleazar'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/e/eleazar.html. 2012.

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