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Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Johanan ben Meriya

Palestinian amora of the fifth or sixth generation (4th and 5th cent.). Johanan is frequently mentioned in the Talmud of Jerusalem in connection with both halakic and haggadic subjects, instances of the latter, however, predominating. In a controversy between R. Mana and R. Hananiah as to whether any high place may temporarily be used by a prophet as an altar, Johanan used Joshua 8:30 and 1 Samuel 7:9 to support the affirmative opinion of Hananiah (Yer. Meg. 1:14; Lev. R. 22:6; Midr. Teh. to Psalms 27:6, where the name "Jacob" occurs). He also transmitted a haggadah of Johanan b. NappaŠł•a (Yer. Peah 1:1).

Bibliography:
  • Bacher, Ag. Pal. Amor. 3:722;
  • Frankel, Mebo ha-Yerushalmi, p. 97b.
S. S.
M. Sel.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Johanan ben Meriya'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/j/johanan-ben-meriya.html. 1901.

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