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Johanan ben Beroka

JOHANAN BEN BEROKA (beginning of the second century C.E.), tanna. Johanan's halakhic opinions are cited ten times in the Mishnah and as often in the Tosefta. He was an associate of *Eleazar Ḥisma. Although he considered himself a pupil of *Joshua b. Hananiah, whom he visited in his home in Peki'in (Tosef., Sot. 7:9), he came chiefly under the influence of *Johanan b. Nuri, whom he also visited in his home in Bet She'arim (Tosef., Ter. 7:14), and whose customs he followed (Tosef., RH ed. by Lieberman 316–7).


Hyman, Toledot, S.V.

Sources: Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2007 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.