Loading…
Yohanan Ben Zakkai
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Yohanan ben Zakkai
Yohanan ben Zakkai (יוֹחָנָן בֶּן זַכַּאי‎, yochanan ben zakkay). A first-century ad Jewish rabbi who founded a rabbinical school at Yavneh in the midst of the turmoil surrounding the Roman response to the Jewish revolt, which culminated in the destruction of Jerusalem in ad 70.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Yohanan Ben Zakkai
YOHANAN BEN ZAKKAI. Rabbinic Judaism pictures Yohanan as the person most responsible for the survival of Judaism after the Great Roman War of 66 c.e.–73 c.e., and the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 c.e. By establishing a school in Jamnia/Yavneh, Yohanan—a legislative innovator, a mystic, and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Johanan Ben Zakkai
Johanan Ben Zakkai. Leading Jewish sage at the end of the second temple period. His place of birth is not known; he went to Jerusalem to study, and after 18 years there spent some time in Galilee. Later he returned to Jerusalem and taught “in the shadow of the temple.” He encouraged the Pharisees among
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Johanan Ben Zakkai
JOHANAN BEN ZAKKAI* Leading Jewish sage at the end of the second temple period. His place of birth is not known; he went to Jerusalem to study, and after 18 years there spent some time in Galilee. Later, he returned to Jerusalem and taught “in the shadow of the temple.” He encouraged the Pharisees among
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Johanan ben Zakkai
Johanan ben Zakkai(flourished 1st century ad). The Palestinian Jewish sage Johanan ben Zakkai was highly influential in the development and preservation of Judaism. He was revered as a great teacher and scholar. During his lifetime, the Romans controlled Palestine, including Jerusalem. The Temple of
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
YOHANAN BEN ZAKKAI
YOHANAN BEN ZAKKAI. A Tanna (see TANNA, TANNAIM), Yohanan ben Zakkai was a leader of Judaism following the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 ce. According to rabbinic reports, he led their movement and transmitted teachings of the schools of both Hillel and Shammai (see HILLEL THE ELDER, HOUSE OF