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Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Jannai

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Palestinian amora of the third century; father-in-law of Ammi. According to his own statement, he had a grandson of the same name (Ḥul. 111a). He is known as having taken part in a controversy regarding the succession of the writings of King Solomon, he himself maintaining that the book Kohelet is the last one written by him (Cant. R. 1:1).

Bibliography:
  • Bacher, Ag. Pal. Amor. 2:145a, 3:573-574;
  • Heilprin, Seder ha-Dorot, 2:116d.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Jannai'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/j/jannai.html. 1901.

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