Of Jamnia (Jabne Yebneh) had been raised to this dignity a century before, and, as members of the house of Hillel and thus descendants of David, the patriarchs enjoyed almost royal authority.
In Jabneh (Jamnia), where during the siege of Jerusalem the scribes of the school of Hillel had taken refuge by permission of Vespasian, a new centre of Judaism arose under the leadership of the aged Johanan ben Zakkai, a school whose members inherited the authority of the Sanhedrin of Jerusalem.
15) as being in the neighbourhood of Emmaus-Nicopolis (`Amwas) and Jamnia (Yebnah).
Johanan obtained permission to found a college at Jamnia (Jabneh), which became the centre of Jewish culture.
After the fall of Jerusalem the new system of biblical exegesis founded by Rabbi Hillel reached its climax at Jamnia under the famous Rabbi Aqiba (d.
Zaccai, the founder of the school of Jamnia (Jabneh).
JAMNIA ('Ia,uvLa or 'laµveia), the Greek form of the Hebrew name Jabneel - i.e.
Jamnia belonged to the Philistines, and Uzziah of Judah is said to have taken it (2 Chron.
Of Tiberias; and another fortress in Upper Galilee was named Jamnia (Josephus, Vita, 37).
The first seat of the sanhedrin was at Jamnia (Yebna), where the Rabbinic system began to be formulated.
Zakkai, founder of the seat of learning at Jamnia (Jabneh).
With Rabbi Aqiba (q.v.) and the synods of Jamnia (about 90 and 118 A.D.) a definite epoch in Judaism begins.
At Jamnia, under the presidency of Gamaliel II.