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Tannaim
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tannaim
Tannaim (תנאים‎, tn'ym). Rabbinic teachers and reciters of the oral law. The term primarily refers to the Jewish teachers of the Mishnaic period (ca. first to second century ad).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tanna, Tannaim
TANNA, TANNAIM. Rabbinic sages and scriptural reciters. The name comes from Aram tannāʾ, pl. tănnāʾı̂m from the root tny. This term has, by derivation, two basic meanings in the rabbinic tradition. First, it refers to sages of the Mishnaic period. On that account, this period and its texts are termed
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tannaim
Tannaim. Teachers of the oral law mentioned in the Mishna during the period beginning with the students of Shammai and Hillel in ad 10 and ending with the pupils of Judah HaNasi I in ad 220.See Talmud.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Tannaim
TANNAIM* Teachers of the oral law mentioned in the Mishnah during the period beginning with the students of Shammai and Hillel in ad 10 and ending with the pupils of Judah HaNasi I in ad 220. See Talmud.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Tannaim
Tannaim (pl. of תַּנָּא or תַּנַּאי [from Aram. תְּנֵי, “to repeat, teach”], “teacher”). Title given to the rabbinic authorities that lived during the first two centuries A.D. (contrast Amoraim). The Tannaitic scholars preserved and developed the tradition (the oral law) that was eventually codified
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
TANNAIM
TANNAIM (literally “teachers”). The plural form of the term tannā from a root that, in Aramaic, means “to repeat, transmit orally,” and hence “to teach.” The name given to the succession of Jewish teachers from the 1st and 2nd c. starting from Hillel and Shammai. The collection of their opinions constitutes
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
TANNA
TANNA, TANNAIM [תַּנָּאtannaʾ, תַּנָּאִיםtannaʾim]. The Hebrew term for a rabbi (see RABBI, RABBONI) living in the Mishnaic era (see MISHNAH), ca. 70–200 ce. These rabbis interpreted Scripture (see MIDRASH) and made legal pronouncements, helping Judaism survive the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple